Auction alert: 28g Beretta S686 Over-Under, 28″ barrels…

Beretta Model S686 Special, 28 gauge, 28” vent rib barrels
Beretta Model S686 Special, 28 gauge, 28” vent rib barrels

Just in time for the upland season — a great little O/U that’s all you need for grouse, woodcock, and quail. It’s online at Gunbroker.com now, and the auction end in tomorrow, 10/8/2013, @ 8:29:00 PM ET. So if you like what you see, get on it now.

Here’s more about this shotgun from the seller:

Beretta Model S686 Special, 28 gauge, 28” vent rib barrels: Ejectors; very attractive French walnut English stock; length-of-pull 14.25”; bores are bright and clean; action locks up exceptionally tight. 6 lbs, 4 oz.

Beretta Model S686 Special, 28 gauge, 28” vent rib barrels
Beretta Model S686 Special, 28 gauge, 28” vent rib barrels
Beretta Model S686 Special, 28 gauge, 28” vent rib barrels
Beretta Model S686 Special, 28 gauge, 28” vent rib barrels

Good gun alert: a straight-gripped 20 gauge Beretta ASE over under…

1953 Beretta ASE Boxlock 20 Gauge Straight Grip
1953 Beretta ASE Boxlock 20 Gauge Straight Grip

Back in 1949, Beretta started building a series of shotguns that would become legends. This was the AS-line, and the shotguns were boxlock O/Us. Beretta built them as lightweight hunting guns, and the company offered 2 gauges (12g and 20g) and 3 grades (ASE, ASEL, and ASEELL). Today, a lot of Beretta fanatics consider the AS-grades to be the best boxlock shotguns made by the Italian company. If you want one, they’re usually out there, but hard to find.

The one you see here is one of the tougher configurations to come across. It would be perfect in the uplands, and even though the bbls are a bit short, but I doubt a couple inches will make a difference on grouse & woodcock.

Here’s more about it from the seller:

1953 Beretta ASE Boxlock 20 Gauge Straight Grip
1953 Beretta ASE Boxlock 20 Gauge Straight Grip

1953 Beretta AS 20E Boxlock 20 Gauge: 26 inch skeet and skeet chokes. This gun is 99% receiver 97% barrels and 98% wood. Serial # is 11xxx. WT 5lb 7oz DAC 1 3/8 DAH 2 1/8 LOP 14.  Price: $3,700.00

1953 Beretta ASE Boxlock 20 Gauge Straight Grip
1953 Beretta ASE Boxlock 20 Gauge Straight Grip
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