You are looking at a Beretta Mark II, Single-Barrel 12 Gauge Trap Shotgun. These guns were manufactured in the 1970’s by P. Beretta Gardone V.T. in Italy. This particular Mark II was imported by Garcia Sporting Arms of Washington D.C.
The gun sports a 34" wide vent-rib barrel choked "FULL" and chambered for 2-3/4" shells. There is a fixed white front Bradley bead sight on the gun, however the mid-bead is broke and missing (see photos). The gun has a checkered walnut beavertail-style forend that tapers to the rear, checkered walnut Mote Carlo pistol grip stock with a black grip cap and Beretta rubber recoil pad. The wood has a gloss finish with a nice wood grain pattern. L.O.P. from the rear of the recoil pad to the front of the trigger is 14-1/4".
The barrel, frame and trigger guard are finished blue, with a gold colored trigger. The frame and trigger guard are also engraved. The gun comes with a Browning luggage case, which of course is not original to the gun, however the gun fits in the case fine. We do not have the owner’s manual for this gun, the auction is for the luggage case and gun only. Serial #U01363. STK #21281.
The bore is smooth and in very good condition with no signs of pitting. The blue finish on the gun is 95% with a few spots to mention; the bottom of the barrel at the muzzle is scuffed with some spots of light rust and pitting (see photos). The blue is worn from a few spots on the bottom and edges of the receiver (see photos). There are also various light scratches in the barrel in places with some finish wear on the corner-sides of the rib and some finish wear in a few places on the frame (see photos). Other than these handling marks the gun still looks good with crisp engraving and a nice cranberry hue on the tang and lever (see photos). All the edges of the engraving are crisp and not worn showing nice detail (see photos).
The walnut checkered wood has a nice gloss finish with crisp checkering. Both the forend and Monte Carlo stock show a nice wood grain pattern. The finish is starting to wear at the rear edges of the forend where it meets the receiver. There are also a few scratches in the forend and a scuff where the finish is worn in the bottom right-corner at the front, otherwise the forend is in good condition with no cracks and a nice shine with crisp checkering (see photos).
The stock has some scuffs, scratches and handling marks with the most noticeable scratch in the right-side of the stock about mid-way back from the receiver. The scratch is below the surface, but the finish is not scratched to bare wood (see photos). Other than these handling marks, which are a bit more pronounced in the stock than the forend, there are no cracks in the stock and it still shows a nice shine with a very nice wood grain pattern (see photos). The Beretta rubber recoil pad is in good condition.
The Browning luggage is of course not the original case for this gun. The case is in fair good condition and intact with the inside felt and dividers in good condition. There is a spot on the top-side of the case where it appears that someone set the case on a stove or put something hot on the case which burned the material covering and wood (see photos).
The action closes nice and tight with the tang lever right of center. Overall this Mark II Trap gun is in very good condition mechanically and good in appearance. Serial #U01363. STK. #21281.
If you're new to Trap shooting and don’t want to spend big money for a mint condition gun, this high-quality Beretta would make a great choice to start out with. Long time Trap shooters that love these guns may consider picking this one up and bringing it back like new.
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