Browning Model Ultra XS 28 GA 30” 2 ¾” Shells O/U Shotgun MFD 2002 Citori

SOLD FOR: $1,925

WOA#: WY240224CC001

Make: Browning, Mfg. by Miroku

Model: Ultra XS

Serial Number: 21308MY131

Year of Manufacture: 2002

Caliber: 28 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 / MADE IN JAPAN / MIROKU”. The left side of the barrel lug is marked “Invector”, “30””, “21308” and “3”. The right of the top barrel is marked “SPECIAL STEEL 28GA-2 3/4””. The inside of the forend iron is marked “21308” and the inside of the forend is stamped “BA 21308”. The top tang, under the lever, is marked with the serial number. The bottom of both sides of the receiver are marked “XS”. The bottom of the trigger guard has a Browning Buckmark. The butt pad is marked “KICK-EEZ”

Barrel Length: 30”  wide floating rib.

Choke: Invector Choke Tubes. Currently installed with MODIFIED over IMPROVED CYLINDER.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a HI-VIZ Pro Comp Sight Green Fiber at the front of the rib with an ivory mid bead. The rib is serrated for glare reduction.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is an aftermarket high gloss walnut stock with, full checkered pistol grip, and fully adjustable butt piece. The forend is the matching oil finish, checkered walnut, schnabel forend. The forend wood shows almost no wear at all. The stock has a few minor surface scratches in the finish. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 14.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stocks rate Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Coin finish receiver with Gold Toned Trigger and Enhanced Engraving, Blued barrels.

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bores are mirror bright with no erosion. In this writer’s opinion the bores rate in 10/10.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The only wear is on the upper barrel on the right hand side near the receiver there are two small nicks in the finish. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear and the pins are clean. Overall, this gun rates in about 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 its original box and choke tube removal tool.

Our Assessment: The Browning Ultra XS over-under shotgun in 28 gauge, crafted by Miroku, epitomizes excellence in the realm of shotguns. Its design is a classic over-under configuration, boasting a break-open action for seamless loading and unloading. The receiver is meticulously machined from a solid steel block, ensuring durability and consistent performance. Sporting two 30-inch barrels, each carefully crafted for precision and fit, this shotgun strikes a balance between maneuverability and swing dynamics, making it versatile for various shooting disciplines. Chambered for 2 3/4-inch shotgun shells, the 28-gauge chamber offers manageable recoil while providing effective patterns for hunting or clay shooting. With interchangeable choke tubes, shooters can customize their shot patterns to suit different scenarios, be it skeet, trap, sporting clays, or upland hunting. The walnut stock and forend, have been checkered for grip and aesthetics, add to the shotgun’s classic appearance and stability. The Ultra XS is renowned for its crisp and predictable trigger pull, enhancing shot placement and accuracy. Equipped with an adjustable recoil pad, it mitigates felt recoil for extended shooting sessions without discomfort. Aesthetically, Browning shotguns are celebrated for their timeless elegance, and the Ultra XS is no exception, featuring sleek lines and finely engraved receiver. Performance-wise, the Ultra XS excels in both competitive shooting and hunting. Its balance, pointability, and smooth swing dynamics make it a favorite among discerning shooters. In summary, the Browning Miroku Ultra XS over-under shotgun in 28 gauge combines classic design, superior craftsmanship, and exceptional performance, making it a standout choice for those seeking both aesthetic beauty and shooting prowess. Please see our photos and best of Luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Browning Model Ultra XS 28 GA 30” 2 ¾” Shells O/U Shotgun MFD 2002 Citori
Browning Model Ultra XS 28 GA 30” 2 ¾” Shells O/U Shotgun MFD 2002 Citori