Auction alert: Vintage 20g Beretta OU made for Abercrombie & Fitch …

 

Lot 278: Abercrombie & Fitch Beretta Shotgun.
Lot 278: Abercrombie & Fitch Beretta Shotgun.

Here’s an interesting Beretta Over Under shotgun that’s coming up at Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Falls Church, VA, tomorrow, Sat, January 25, 2020, 11:00 AM EST.

I don’t know why they’re calling it an “S2”. Every Beretta’s S2 (sometimes called “SO2”) shotgun I’ve seen has been a sidelock and a 12g. This guns is neither.

Lot 278: Abercrombie & Fitch Beretta Shotgun.
Lot 278: Abercrombie & Fitch Beretta Shotgun.

It looks more look an ASEL— the boxlock version of Beretta’s S-grade sidelock shotguns. Beretta built these guns from around 1947 and into the 1960s. They came in three models: ASE, ASEL, and ASEELL.

And this gun clearly has double triggers — not a Miller single trigger like it says in the listing.

Also, if you’re thinking about bidding on it, take a long look at the photos showing the damage to the head of the stock. Fixing that problem won’t be cheap.

Lot 278: Abercrombie & Fitch Beretta Shotgun.
Lot 278: Abercrombie & Fitch Beretta Shotgun.
Lot 278: Abercrombie & Fitch Beretta Shotgun.
Lot 278: Abercrombie & Fitch Beretta Shotgun.

Lot 278: Abercrombie & Fitch Beretta Shotgun: An Abercrombie & Fitch Beretta S2 Over/Underhand 20 gauge Shotgun. Manufactured in 1949 and imported by Abercrombie & Fitch of New York. Checkered forearm and buttstock. Italian proof marks and 1949 date bottom of barrel. Coin finished chased receiver and side plate & underside of receiver marked “BERETTA GARDONE V.T./ ITALY”. Miller selective trigger and tang mounted safety. Top of barrel marked “ABERCROMBIE & FITCH Co. NEW YORK/ MADE IN ITALY” and “U.S. AGENTS”. Curio & Relic applicable, FFL required for transfers. Serial 6931. Barrel length 28.5″ and overall length 45″. Condition: Barrels are clear. Scuffs on right side of butt stock. Repair to right side of wood fore stock. Crack in stock behind tang of receiver and left side of the stock has separated from receiver.

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