The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Dave McCracken Memorial Shotgun Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 26, 2011, 05:51 PM   #1
UniversalFrost
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 20, 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,298
look what followed me home from the gun store

Went to the local gun store last friday (trail boss outfitters in SV) to pick up some more 45acp self defense rounds and on my way out I saw that they had a couple 20ga Mossberg silver reserves sitting on the rack along with another O/U that from a distance didn't pique my interest. after walking over to the 3 O/U 's I quickly realized that the one O/U sitting on the bottom rack was not some Stoeger or C/Z turkish made gun.... It was a Browning Citori Trap model.... The gun was on consignment... Guy behind the counter said it had been there a couple months... I said lets call up the owner and see if he would do less than the sticker price... sure enough, the owner reluctantly said yes...


This gun is a 1978 trap model with 32 inch barrels and choked at F/IM ... other than a few tiny dings from sitting in a safe full of guns this thing is in perfect shape. Judging by the wear (or rather lack there of) on the contact points on the gun and also the very minimal markings on the face of the receiver I would say this gun has not seen even a case of shells in the 33 years it has been around.

So, there goes my M1A money and I now own another Citori (other one is a grade IV in 28ga)



__________________
Lifetime member VFW and NRA

"Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati" (when all else fails play dead) -Red Green

UniversalFrost is offline  
Old January 26, 2011, 05:59 PM   #2
jaguarxk120
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 28, 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,947
Now all you need to do is find a 20 gauge and a 16 gauge.
jaguarxk120 is offline  
Old January 26, 2011, 06:08 PM   #3
PDW292
Member
 
Join Date: January 3, 2011
Posts: 60
Sweet

Nice find, how do you like the 28ga. I bought a 28ga Red Label, I love it.
PDW292 is offline  
Old January 26, 2011, 06:08 PM   #4
DiscoRacing
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 19, 2008
Location: milton, wv
Posts: 3,640
You cant have that in WV....

... thats too Purdy!!!
__________________
Desert Eagle Alliance Group Launcher Extraordinaire ______
----Get Busy Live'n.....Or....Get Busy Die'n......Red
-------They call me Dr. Bob,,,, I have a PhD in S&W
DiscoRacing is offline  
Old January 26, 2011, 06:29 PM   #5
UniversalFrost
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 20, 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,298
i actually won the 28ga about 4 or 5 years ago in a local raffle/fundraiser and it is a good shooter for clays and i take it out sparingly for some quail or dove hunting (note that it is a grade IV), but most of the time it spends its time in its own fitted hard case and gets taken out monthly to polish and wipe down.... the gun is just too expensive to take out.. one time i did take it out a buddy knocked it over and a $700 repair bill from browning later (buddy paid for it) for the scratches in the stock to get fixed and my buddy refuses to go near any of my guns no matter how cheap they are..

since this shotgun is in great shape, but just a "normal" model
( still has the hand cut checkering and hand engraved receiver) with a few dings I will not hesitate to take it to the range or in the field.
__________________
Lifetime member VFW and NRA

"Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati" (when all else fails play dead) -Red Green

UniversalFrost is offline  
Old January 26, 2011, 08:07 PM   #6
BigJimP
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 23, 2005
Posts: 11,354
You didn't mention what you paid for it .... ??
BigJimP is offline  
Old January 26, 2011, 08:39 PM   #7
oneounceload
Junior member
 
Join Date: April 18, 2008
Location: N. Central Florida
Posts: 8,518
Great gun for Bunker, ATA doubles, even Sporting and FITASC
oneounceload is offline  
Old January 26, 2011, 09:03 PM   #8
UniversalFrost
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 20, 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,298
Quote:
You didn't mention what you paid for it .... ??
$800....
__________________
Lifetime member VFW and NRA

"Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati" (when all else fails play dead) -Red Green

UniversalFrost is offline  
Old January 26, 2011, 09:06 PM   #9
zippy13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 23, 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,410
>Great gun for Bunker, ATA doubles, even Sporting and FITASC
Amen,
Now you're going to have to get one of those oversized shell bags.
zippy13 is offline  
Old January 26, 2011, 09:12 PM   #10
zippy13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 23, 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,410
>$800
Let's see, a new Remington 870 Wingmaster Classic Trap has a MSRP of $1,039 and it won't do doubles.
Congratulations, I think you did exceptionally well on this deal.
zippy13 is offline  
Old January 26, 2011, 11:58 PM   #11
UniversalFrost
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 20, 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,298
yes and i had been using my 11/87 premier for skeet and trap use, but the citori will be replacing it on the trap/skeet range
__________________
Lifetime member VFW and NRA

"Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati" (when all else fails play dead) -Red Green

UniversalFrost is offline  
Old January 27, 2011, 11:29 AM   #12
RoscoeC
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 21, 2006
Location: DFW Metromess
Posts: 562
Very pretty indeed. Needs lots of shooting.
__________________
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." --Helen Keller
"Do not cry havoc when you should but hunt with modest warrant." --William Shakespeare
Glock Certified Armorer
NRA Life Member
RoscoeC is offline  
Old January 27, 2011, 01:13 PM   #13
OscarTurner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 16, 2005
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 109
B e a utiful!
OscarTurner is offline  
Old January 27, 2011, 01:44 PM   #14
hogdogs
Staff In Memoriam
 
Join Date: October 31, 2007
Location: Western Florida panhandle
Posts: 11,069
YOU PAID $800 fer that? BOY, Did you ever git took!!!
Heck, It only holds 2 rounds and it ain't even got a rail on it for a laser... and how you ever gonna put a pig sticker on the end?


Nice gun!
Brent
hogdogs is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.09107 seconds with 9 queries