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Too heavy for the field (as I am reminded on the rare occasions on which I use it in the field), but it's the only shotgun of the too-many I own that shoots straight. Wonderful for skeet, trap, and clays. I think the weight has something to do with its effectiveness, plus o/u and the single trigger. Nice engraving with gold ducks on one side and pheasants on the other. I have it set for a hair trigger.
A pity I prefer my antique 20 ga double-triggered s/s for comfort and feel, but the dang thing don't shoot straight at wacky birds!
Can you name my gun? It has beautiful oiled walnut to which my snap does not do justice:
I'd love to have my old 20 ga back. Traipsing rabbits about N. Georgia and TN 35 years ago. About the perfect shotgun for most tasks. Enough but not too much. I have one now. But the wood doesn't feel or smell right...
Is that a Winchester Model 101? It certainly looks like one and yes that would be considered my best gun also if I had a decent one. I'm a poor boy and can only afford a couple of Ruger Red Labels 12 gauge and 20 gauge
Grade VI or VII Browning Citori Lightning. The ducks and pheasants are the giveaway...... I can't see the tell-tale Invector Plus choke bulge in the picture, so I can't really get too close on the date of manufacture.
Wonderful guns that you can use your whole life and then give to your children. I have two XT trap models, two field grade Citori's, and a 1958 Superposed Lightning. Take care of it and it will take care of you.
It sure looks like my Browning Citori in the photo. Mine is a 20 gauge. Which reminds me, I need to get out and practice! The last time I went out for dove my friend hit his limit with his .410 in a fraction of the time I did.
I think that is a Browing B25, made in Liège. Sold in the US as the Browning "Superposed". In my opinion, probably the finest non-bespoke shotgun there is.
It is practically identical to my own best gun, which is a 1968 Special Trap model, with fixed 1/2 and 1/2 chokes and the same single select trigger with the gold plating. I love shooting it - the balance and swing are amazing, there are no adjustible chokes to mess with, and it hits where I am looking with practically any shotshell from light trap loads to heavy duck loads. I use mine for sporting clays and for pheasant, duck and partridge shooting. I also have a B25 Express, which is an over/under 7x65mm rifle based on the 20-gauge Superposed receiver. (Browning also made a 9.3mm version of the B25 Express - they cost $$$, if you can find one.)