Value Browning Citori
I have a 1978 12 gauge Browning Citori Over/Under 3" grade1 special steel 28" Ser #13346rp153 shoots 2 3/4 or 3" shells in good to fair shape. I am thinking about selling it to buy a Bennelli or Remington Versus. I am trying to put a fair value price on the Browning but cant find an internet site that values guns. I have tried gunbroker and a few others w/ no luck. Can anybody tell me if $800 is in the ball park or where to look. Thanks Big Dave
i know mint condition 78 Citori's go for 800, youd have to judge the condition of yours but you could start at 800..Id be willing to give you 400 cash :) lol
Go with the Benelli(SBE II) before the Remington. But take your Citori to a local gun store where they buy used guns. I would imagine they will offer you bottom price so it would give you an idea what not to sell your gun at.
A Citori is going to range from $700 - $1200 depending on gauge, age, condition, length, wood and chokes.
Assuming your gun is in decent condition $800 seems like a very fair price. What about choke tubes, if it has them its worth $800 or maybe a little more, if not maybe a little less.
I recommend you take some good photos and list it on shotgunworld.com for $800 + shipping (which will cost $30-$50 once you pack, ship and insure the gun)
Shotgunworld.com also has a valuation forum where you can get some more opinions.
Trapshooters.com is another good forum to list shotguns FS on. Forum software is a PITA though.
Also, you could visit claysportsonline.com, find the clubs closest to you and put flyers on their bulletin board.
If you need someone to list it for you on SGW, let me know I can do that for you.
Hey Thanks Everyone & wow Steve your info is great. I am going to try and sell it to one of my friends or at least some one local w/cash. It does not have choke tubes. I think the barrel is improved and the other modified. Josh thanks for the offer. At least I was in the ballpark w/$ 800. Will probably let it go for$700. Again Thanks all for your help. Big Dave
12 gauge, IC/M, 28" barrels makes for a great all-arounder.
I sure like the Beretta 391's I've handled.....
Go with the Benelli SBEII if you like your getting punched in the nose every time you shoot. Kicks like a mule. I own one of the new Remington Versa Max. Still testing but as of now its one of the best shotguns I have every shot. It will shoot anything you put in it. We took some 7/8 oz load and it operated flawlessly. The Benelli and Beretta would not eject the 7/8 loads. Versa max weighs on 6 1/4 lbs. It kicks about half of what the Benelli does. Shoot both before you buy and you will see the difference. Lots of money to buy either. On yea. I have shot 3.5's thru it.
Originally Posted by xFishdogx
Very good information here,I bought a Rem. Baikal last year mainly because of price to use for turkey and geese[3.5 in]. After 2 seasons I hate the gun, too damn heavy! Im considering the vinci or versamax but wonder If I really need the 3.5 with the extra weight.With the Baikal you have to adjust to shoot dove loads.Dissatisfied customer.