Browning Miroku Model Citori Upland 20 GA 26″ O/U Shotgun, MFD 1983

SOLD FOR: $1,525

WOA#: WY240119RL004

Make: Browning, Mfg. by Miroku

Model: Citori Upland

Serial Number: 05254PX123

Year of Manufacture: 1983 (

Caliber: 20 Gauge 2 3/4” Shells

Action Type: Over Under Shotgun, with Single Selective Inertial Trigger & Ejectors

Markings: The left side of the upper barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN JAPAN”. The left of the monoblock is marked “05254”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked with “NP SP 10”. The right side of the top barrel is marked “SPECIAL STEEL 20GA-2 3/4”-26”. The inside of the forend iron is marked “05254” and the inside of the forend is stamped “E5254”. The top tang, under the lever, is marked with “05254PX123”. The bottom of the receiver is marked “BROWNING / Citori”. The bottom of the trigger guard has a Buck Mark logo.

Barrel Length: 26” Vent-Rib

Choke: This shotgun has fixed choke barrels. The Bottom barrel is an Modified choke while the top barrel is a Full choke. According to our bore gauge.

Sights / Optics: There is a silver bead at the front of the rib. The top of the rib is finely checkered for the purpose of reducing glare.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock and fore grip are a two piece configured checkered walnut . The stock is a straight hand, straight comb, with a black plastic Browning buttpad. The wood shows almost no scratches or even minor compressions. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The buttpad has almost no wear. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blued & Gold Toned Trigger

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bores are mirror bright with no erosion and what appears to be one small spot of fouling in the top barrel at the 5 o’clock position. In this writer’s opinion the bores rate 9.5/10.

Overall Condition: This gun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is finish loss where the handguard rubs the bottom barrel. There is a small scratch on the right side of the receiver and a second small scratch on the left side. There is also some rubbing under the safety selector. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear and the pins are clean. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good to Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The shotgun features a single selective trigger and ejectors. The barrels lock up solidly. The safety does not engage automatically when the action is opened but does function properly when engaged manually. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun includes an Owner’s manual and a Browning Marked Traditional style over under shotgun case.

Our Assessment: The Browning Citori Upland Special over-under shotgun, manufactured by Miroku in Japan, is a specialized firearm designed for upland bird hunting. Renowned for its craftsmanship, reliability, and elegant design, the Citori Upland Special embodies the rich heritage of both Browning and Miroku in shotgun manufacturing. Featuring a classic over-under configuration, the Citori Upland Special boasts a high-grade walnut stock and forend, adorned with fine checkering and precision engraving, elevating its aesthetic appeal. Its slim profile and balanced design make it comfortable to carry for extended periods in the field, while its shorter 26” barrels provide quick and instinctive pointing. One of the standout features of the Citori Upland Special is its precise and consistent trigger pull, contributing to smooth and predictable shooting. This ensures shooters can maintain accuracy and confidence when taking shots at fast-moving upland game birds. Overall, the Browning Citori Upland Special over-under shotgun by Miroku represents a marriage of tradition, craftsmanship, and practicality, making it a favored choice among upland bird hunters who appreciate both the artistry and performance of a finely crafted firearm. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Browning Miroku Model Citori Upland 20 GA 26" O/U Shotgun, MFD 1983
Browning Miroku Model Citori Upland 20 GA 26″ O/U Shotgun, MFD 1983