When it combines to shotguns that offer a ton of quality and value, Beretta’s 686 line of OUs are had to beat — especially when they’re set up like the 20g Blackwing you see here. Lock Stock and Barrel Investments has it listed on Gunbroker.com right now, and the online auction listing ends next Sunday, 7/10/2022, @ 8:25 PM.
From what I can see, the gun looks like it’s built on the same action and design as other 686-model Beretta’s — but with one exception. The barrels feature an interesting ribless design. This must make the gun lighter than a standard 20g 686. It was probably a little less expensive for Beretta to build, too.
Here’s more info about this shotgun from the seller:
Beretta Model 686 Blackwing J686180 20 Ga 3″ Shells O/U Shotgun, MFD 2002: Serial Number: P19963B, Year of Manufacture: 2002 (BS date code), Gauge: 20 Gauge, 3” Shells, Action Type: Top-Break, Over/Under with Single Selective Trigger and Individual Ejectors.
Markings: The top tang is marked “P19963B / BLACKWING”, the bottom of the receiver is marked “MADE IN ITALY”, “BERETTA”, the Beretta logo, and “Blackwing”. The receiver has extensive scroll and floral engraving on the sides and the bottom. The trigger plate is marked “PATENTED”. The top of the forend iron is marked “P19963B”. The left of the top barrel is marked “20 GA. 3” – 28”” and at the chamber with “BERETTA – MADE IN ITALY / GARDONE VT”. The left of the top barrel below the top of the forend is marked “CAM 76” and “15.9” next to a proof mark. The left of the bottom barrel is marked “EXCELSIOR-HIGH STRENGTH ALLOYED STEEL / KG0.990”, “15.9” and with an Italian proof, the bottom of the bottom barrel is marked “28240 M”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “P19963B” with two proof marks and “BS” date code. The right of the top barrel at the chamber is marked “BERETTA USA CORP., ACKK, MD. / MADE IN ITALY”.
Barrel Length: 28”, Vent-Rib, Choke: The bores are threaded to accept different chokes. The currently installed chokes are Improved Cylinder over Skeet. One additional Full choke is also included.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a white bead at the front of the ventilated rib. The top of the rib is checkered to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered select walnut with a schnabel tipped forend, straight grip, straight comb, a plain brown recoil pad and an unmarked brass plate inlet to the toe-line. The forearm appears to have been refinished at some point. The sides of the buttstock show some faint lines. There is intermittent light bubbling in the finish on the forearm, notably along the upper left edge. The forearm also shows some nicks and scuffs through the finish. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The drop at comb is about 1 3/8″, drop at heel is about 2 1/8″. The cast is about neutral. The buttpad is soft with light wear. The stocks rate in about Very Good-Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Matte Black, Finish Originality: Original, Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion in the bores.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are sparsely scattered little nicks and scratches on the barrel set and some light finish loss on the sides from contact with the forearm. There is light thinning on the leading edges of the receiver and on the lever. The trigger plate shows a slight plum hue. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly marked. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including ejectors. The action locks up tight with no play. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes in a black hard case with the previously mentioned choke and a choke wrench.
Our (seller’s) Assessment: The Beretta 686 Blackwing can be used for many many purposes. From shooting skeet with your friends, to hunting wild game, the Beretta 686 Blackwing are great shotguns to have. This one on display is in about Fine condition with bright bores and sound mechanics. This beauty has plenty of life left in her.
ATTENTION: The accuracy of this listing has not been verified by Dogs and Doubles. All information has been provided by the seller. Buyers are responsible for verifying the physical condition and all specifications of the listed item. Dogs and Doubles recommends you and a qualified gunsmith physically inspect an item before purchasing.