Preview: Browning Citori High Grade 50th Anniversary

posted on January 18, 2023

For 2023, Browning is celebrating 50 years of its Citori over-under shotgun, the gun heavily inspired by John Browning’s Superposed, and has a commemorative edition slated to arrive at dealers this year. The 50th Anniversary Citori High Grade is a one-of-a-kind gun featuring top-shelf walnut, a fully engraved receiver and classic finishes. Embellishments were added throughout.

Through and through, this special-edition Citori boasts key features that ardent shotgunners have come to love, such as that classic boxlock action that features a transverse-mounted locking bolt, full-width hinge pin and silver nitriding for a robust finish. Two barrel lengths will be available, 30” and 32”, and barrels are have premium features, such as chrome chambers, Vector Pro forcing cone geometry and back-boring for Total Barrel Dynamics and sized for Invector-Plus choke tubes. Point of impact is regulated for a 50/50 split, making this anniversary model ideal for hunting, sporting clays and skeet. Barrels are topped with a tapered rib that is ventilated and topped with a HiViz Pro Comp front sight and ivory mid-bead.

Browning Citori over-under shotgun 50th Anniversary engraving gold inlay

Making this commemorative High Grade 50th Anniversary model a real standout is the Grade IV Turkish walnut Browning provides. The wood exhibits excellent figure throughout and is expertly hand-fitted and topped with a proprietary process leaving an elegant gloss oil finish. There is a right-hand palm swell and name-plate inlay for owner initials and 20-l.p.i. cut checkering. Browning also includes its Inflex II-series recoil pad.

In 1973, Browning launched the successor to the famed Superposed—the Citori. Produced by Miroku Corporation in Nangoku, Japan, the Citori utilized the same design as the Superposed, and included a number of changes to the original design that streamlined manufacturing and made the Citori more affordable, putting these fine shotguns in the hands of even more users. 50 years later, the best-selling Citori continues to inspire shooters with balanced handling, unwavering reliability and traditional elegance. For more information, visit


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