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Philip Van Cleave
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I have a 1997 Browning citori (2342inv953) gold engraved,

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I have a 1997 Browning citori (2342inv953) gold engraved, never shot, Ducks unlimited with Budweiser on the bottom of the receiver. beautiful wood. under the ducks it has "mallards at the colorado". trigger guard is gold engraved, fore arm lock is gold engraved
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Blue Book of Guns, Firearms Appraisals
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 6 months ago.

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May 28, 2016

Thank you for your interest in our Firearms Appraisal service. The information you provided was used to properly identify the information below. Here is the information you requested about your Firearm firearm taken from

Manufacturer/Trademark – Browning

Model/configuration – Model Citori Lightning Grade VI over/under shotgun, 12 ga., with 26, 28, or 30 inch bbl., and blue or gray with gold inlays finish.

Finish (Assuming original) – 100% per customer

Serial Number – 2342inv953 mfg. circa 1995.

Additional Information – 3 in. chamber, Invector chokes standard on newer mfg. smaller ga.'s, Invector Plus became standard 1995 for 12 ga., boxlock, auto ejectors, single selective-trigger, ventilated rib, features checkered round knob pistol grip stock and slimmer forearm, grades differ in amount of engraving, finish, and quality of wood, approx. 6.5-8 lbs. Introduced 1988. Also has extensive deep relief engraving with 7 gold inlays, including mallards/pheasants on receiver sides. Disc. 2004.

Estimated Value Range – Current value should be around $2,825.

I trust that this information will be of interest. If you have further questions, or require assistance in the future, please feel free to contact me via’s question service.

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This Firearm appraisal is a value estimate on the appraised firearm for the date of the appraisal. The value quoted is a real world market value (also known as a private party value) and is the amount you should expect to pay for the firearm. This is not an appraisal for retail or wholesale purposes.

The information and values in this appraisal are compiled from a variety of sources including the current editions of the Blue Book of Gun Values , my internal reference library, my network of Firearms experts across the United States, firearms auctions, and through various online sites.

The values in this appraisal are based on recent sales of comparable and similar firearms taking into account the rarity, desirability, and overall original condition of the firearm. In the case that a comparable sale is not readily available, the value is based on a projected amount that the firearm would be expected to sell for.

All information compiled in this firearm evaluation using the Blue Book of Gun Values online database and Photo Percentage Grading System is copyrighted 2015 by Blue Book Publications, Inc. and may not be used for any other purpose without written permission from the publisher. Any unauthorized usage of the Photo Percentage Grading System for the evaluation of firearms values and color photo percentage breakdown is also expressly forbidden by the publisher.

Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 6 months ago.

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