Beretta’s SO-series over-and-unders are one of the world’s greatest doubles. The one you see here looks like it’s in great shape – and it has double triggers.
Introduced around 1933, Beretta’s sidelock over-unders were the Italian maker’s response to Browning’s then new Superposeds. Beretta’s in-house firearms designer Tullio Marengoni considered Browning’s O/U “..very high, heavy and ugly.” He set about to create a low-profile over-and-under similar to a Boss or Woodward that could also be mass produced in Beretta’s factory.
For the full story on Beretta’s SO-series shotguns, read this piece from Fieldsports Magazine: The Beretta SO: The story behind one of the most influential guns of the 20th century.
Beretta S 2 12ga. Sidelock 27 1/2″ M/F 1957: This gun is as new except that the previous owner had more dollars than sense . Looks like at the most a box of shells was fired , but he must have got at least one pheasant as he left a spot of blood on the lower right side barrel and it slightly pitted . It was stored all these years and never used again . We cleaned the spot up and in the right light you can see it but would have to look for it ! This gun is tight – just like a new one at the Beretta Store . This is maybe as close as you can get to a new 1957 hand made sidelock Beretta . Wood looks good . Great closet queen looking to get out once in a while . LOP is 14 3/4″, weight 7lbs. Price: $4,750