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Unread 03-31-2020, 11:57 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone has any first hand experience with the Browning Liege line of shotguns. I read the various posts online, and handled one at the Hamburg Cabelas store, the design was different from the Superposed, although sellers describe them as "Superposed Liege" . I just wanted to hear from anyone who has one and what their opinion is of them, as I looked at few others locally. Is their design similar to the current FN made Winchester O/Us?
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They are not on par with the Superposed guns mechanically speaking. They are very close to the Citoris. And the Citori was basically a simplified Superposed anyway.

I am not super familiar with the Liege line to be able to say what the supposed difference was to be from a Marketing standpoint.
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The only Browning catalog I have that covers the Leige is a 1973. The Leige was at a price point about half way between the Superposed and the Citori.

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Thanks for the catalog info Dave, the couple that I was considering are described as NIB. I have two Superposed 12 and two Citoris a 12 Hunter model and a 16 gauge. Iíll look in more detail at the catalog info tomorrow on my computer.
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As much as it goes against my grain to say this , a Browning Citori is a tough as nails utilitarian grade skeet/trap gun . I much prefer a Superposed but I doubt if a Superposed will take the beating that the Jap guns will . Iíve not owned a Citori in probably twenty years but Iíve got a hankering to get another Citori in a 16 gauge , preferably one of the first run of Lightening 16ís with 26 or 28 inch barrels . As to the Liege Iíve never had one in my hands but I remmember when they first hit the market . And at that time I wanted a B-SS 20 and priced at $257.99 at Clark Brothers with cash they could be had for about $232 !!!! But other than the B-SS Sidelock 12 I had for awhile Iíve never owned any other B-SS . Sorry if I got off the original subject .
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I agree with you Craig on the Citori , especially the 16, thatís the version I have one of the first runs. Iím on the look out for another one of those and a BSS with the selective trigger. Iím interested in finding something NIB which is why I inquired about the Liege. Hereís a photo of my grandson with the Citori 16 and his first Rooster.
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My first Citori was a four barrel skeet set . Only others Iíve owned were a pair of 16ís first a first run 28Ē Lightning and a 24Ē Upland Special . Wish I had both the 16ís back
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Back in the 70s a buddy of mine picked up a straight gripped BSS to save wear and tear on his 1899 vintage straight grip DH-Grade. In looking it over we noticed that marked in fair sized lettering it stated "Made in Japan" but under that in very tiny letters it was marked "Assembled in Korea".
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My wedding present from my bride was a 12 bore grade III Citori Lightning, with RKLT grip. I think it was the first year the guns were available with “invector” chokes. She ordered it from Carter’s Country in Houston, and asked for “upgraded” wood. it is a really good looking shotgun, and if im shooting for money, it is the one that is recruited. I have shot untold numbers of 1 1/4 oz, 3 3/4 dr rounds through this gun, and also plenty of 3” magnums. It is still tight as a tick. My old pigeon gun, a superposed lightning with broadway trap barrels is loose as a goose
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I have a Citori clays gun that has 150,000 rounds through it. Still tight and has required no repairs. No reason it will not go another 150k.
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