Serial Number: E81493B
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: 12 Gauge 2 3/4”
Action Type: Top Break Over Under
Markings: The left side of the top barrel is marked “P. Beretta –Gardone V.T. –Italy 12 GA 2 ¾”-32 Inches””, and “PB” in an oval, and “CAM 70 18.3”. The bottom barrel is marked “Excelsior – High Strength Alloy Steel / KG1 690 18.3”. The bottom of the bottom barrel is marked “BB52 E81493B” and four proof marks. The right side of the top barrel is marked “Beretta USA Corp. / ACKK. MD.”. The receiver is marked “P. Beretta” on both sides. The bottom of the receiver is marked “”Made In Italy”, “Beretta Gardone V.T.”, “682”, and “Patented”. The word “TRAP” is found on the trigger guard. The forend metal is marked “81493”, the receiver under the lever is marked “E81493B”.
Barrel Length: 32”
Choke: Full and IC. The chokes are removable, only the two installed are provided.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a fiber optic front sight and a mid rib silver bead. There is a full length rib present.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are nicely grained and finished checkered wood. The checkering is sharp. The forend has just a few handling marks. The LOP measures approx. 14 ½” from the front of the trigger to the back of the rubber Beretta butt pad. The butt pad is soft and pliable. The trigger is adjustable and can be moved forward or backward on a track to change the LOP. There are no cracks or losses on either stock, and there is heavy finish throughout. There has been some stock modification. The butstock finish ahead of the buttpad is lifting and has turned a tan color. The cause for this is unknown. The top of the buttstock has been modified and perhaps lowered. The drop at comb is approx. 1 ½”and drop at heel to approx. 1 3/8”. These measurements were made from a straight line across the top of the rib down to the stock and the comb and heel. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion. There is a little bit of fouling that will clean up well.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows just some handling marks on the barrels and receiver – primarily from storage, assembly and reassembly. There is a tiny bit of wear at the lever. The Screw heads are sharp and undamaged. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The original cardboard box is provided along with its internal spacers and paperwork. The end flap matches the description and serial number of the shotgun. The box shows some tears and tatters, but is in serviceable condition. The paperwork consists of the hang tag, warranty, and choke description in a plastic carrier.
Our Assessment: This is a great over/under Beretta 32” 12 gauge shotgun. This gun is marked “trap” but can be used for most shotgunning purposes; sporting clays, skeet etc. With its adjustable track trigger, this gun will fit most adults. Except for the buttstock at the buttpad, the stocks are very nice. The metal is great and this shotgun is in the box. This shotgun is a keeper and we rate them up there with the Brownings on Over/Under shotguns!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.
|Payment and Shipping Instructions:|
UPS Insured shipping will cost $35. To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we may disassemble long guns by removing stocks when it is possible & easy and will not damage the wood or screws. We will also break down takedowns. We have had problems with rough carrier handling breaking the stocks at the wrist, and since we have begun to disassemble, we have not had any breakage. All parts will be individually wrapped. If you would prefer to not have your item disassembled, please let us know as soon as you win the bid.
Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-5).
This gun can only be shipped to an FFL, and it will be shipped from an FFL. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Please include a copy of your dealer’s license with payment. We will need CFLC numbers for CA FFL’s to ship a firearm within California. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.
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CA Sales tax applies to CA buyers (7.25%).
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