View Full Version : What Does Special Steel Stand For?

March 2, 2002, 06:47 PM
HEY GUYS:GUNNUTS HERE,I was given a Browning Citori,On the barrel it is marked SPECIAL STEEL,What does that stand for?THANKS ALOT:confused:

March 16, 2002, 07:55 PM
My BPS says that on the barrel also, even though it is just a normal model. So it might be just like mine where the Steel Special just means it is rated for steel but nothing more.


March 17, 2002, 01:10 AM
Many older double guns were marked as steel to distinguish them from Damascus barrels. Although I doubt this would be the case for Citori guns as they came along well after damascus fell out of style.

Probably just a sales gimmick, or perhaps citori had different grades of steel used in the barrels.

Jim Watson
March 17, 2002, 10:10 AM
My Perazzi trap gun was marked "Accasio speciale." You got it, special steel. I think it is just a marketing thing.