By Kyle Jillson | August 16 2012 11:32

NRA Foundation, Browning and Baron team up to offer rare auction

Browning Citori Gran Lightning XS NRA Edition 4 barrel set

Listen up you gun collectors.

A one-of-a-kind shotgun is now up for auction at GunBroker.com.

Thanks to an astounding partnership between Baron Technology, long gun manufacturer Browning Arms Co., and our very own NRA Foundation, this unique beauty could soon be yours.

What makes the gun so unique? To start, this NRA Edition Browning Citori Gran Lightning XS, serial number 05211MT131, comes with 12GA, 20GA, 28GA and 410GA jeweled 28" barrels.

Built on a 12GA frame, the shotgun includes an exquisitely engraved Watts nickel-plated receiver featuring 24K gold plating for an antiquated appearance. A duck cameo is depicted on the left side while the right sports a dog/hunter/quail cameo. The receiver's belly features the NRA logo and “One of One." Scrollwork with selective gold-plating and antiquing enhance the forend iron.

“Browning is honored to support the National Rifle Association and The NRA Foundation in any way we can,” Denny Wilcox, Firearms Product Manager for the Browning Arms Co. told us. “Contributing to an organization at the forefront of preserving the Second Amendment rights of US citizens and promoting the shooting sports to the world is an honor.”

Browning Citori Gran Lightning XS NRA Edition 4 barrel set

Like all Browning Citoris, the 12 and 20 gauge barrels are back-bored and all barrel sets have chrome-lined chambers for durability. Also included are Invector plus skeet choke tubes and a spare improved cylinder. The 28 and .410 gauge barrel sets include Standard Invector skeet tubes and a spare improved cylinder.

All four barrels’ monoblocks and ejectors are jeweled and two of the barrels have been ported for recoil reduction.

“This one-of-a-kind Citori is an extraordinary offering and will be the centerpiece of anyone’s collection,” said David Baron, President, Baron Technology, Inc. “You win in two ways with your bid on this shotgun, and the rest of us win too – by your generous support of The NRA Foundation and the Friends of NRA program.”

No matter the final bid when the auction ends, the full amount goes to The NRA Foundation for support of the shooting sports through Friends of NRA. Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, The NRA Foundation has funded over 18,000 grants totaling over $180 million.

“Working with Browning and Baron Technology on this shotgun set over the last six months has been exciting,” said John Da Silva, National Manager of Events & Marketing, Friends of NRA. “Industry support is fundamental in achieving The NRA Foundation’s mission. It’s gratifying to play a part in making a difference preserving the future of shooting sports across America.”

This won't up forever and there isn't much time left. The auction ends September 14, so hurry up and get your bids in!

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