The Boys are Back. If you thought that you might have missed your chance to add a new Browning Citori Lightning to your collection, now is the time to rejoice. These three new models share the reputation for durability earned by their forebearers, and feature new receiver engraving artwork and stock checkering that provide updated style to this timeless design.
What makes White Lightning? The term “left in the white”, or simply “white” has been used for decades describing the color of shotgun and rifle parts. “In the white” means that firearm parts were not blued or color case-hardened or colored in any way, but left in the natural, polished color of the metal, such as steel. Often times, the bolt, top lever, slide, ejectors and other parts are left in the natural color of the metal, providing a luxurious contrast to the rest of the shotgun. In this way, the Browning’s Citori White Lightning receiver and action offer a fine choice as opposed to “blued” over unders. But don’t be afraid that the steel receiver is unprotected: the natural color steel receiver and trigger guard are protected from corrosion by a durable coating process called a “nitrided” finish, offering similar protection to bluing. Just with a uniquely elegant and attractive look.
A well-rounded pistol grip for performance. The Citori White Lightning’s round knob or pistol grip allows the shooter to position his hand at the same, solid place for each shot, thus offering better control for fast-flying waterfowl and upland game, sporting clays or trap and skeet. Matching the rounded pistol grip is the forearm. It is nicely rounded and together, they give the name to this over under gun as “Lightning Style,” or the Citori White Lightning, a classic style indeed, a timeless style.