Good gun alert: a 12 gauge Beretta 686 Custom…

12 gauge Beretta Onyx 686 Cole Custom Over-Under Shotgun
12 gauge Beretta Onyx 686 Cole Custom Over-Under Shotgun

Cole Gunsmithing in Harpswell, ME, is one of the nation’s leading Beretta¬† gunsmith. For over a 20 years now, this company has been the go-to source for top-quality work on the Italian gunmaker’s full range of shotguns – over-unders, side-by-sides and autoloaders.

12 gauge Beretta Onyx 686 Cole Custom Over-Under Shotgun
12 gauge Beretta Onyx 686 Cole Custom Over-Under Shotgun

Along with repair services, Coles also offers customized shotguns. The Beretta 686 Onyx you see here is one of those doubles. With upgraded wood and a straight-gripped stock, it’s a great looking O/U. Add in the double triggers and the choke tubes and you a very unique, and versatile, shotgun Even though it’s a 12 gauge, it weighs less than a lot of American-made 16 gauges. It also has high, shootable dimensions and a decent length of pull.

Here’s more about it from the seller:

Beretta 686 Onyx 12ga Over-Under Shotgun: All original, 95% overall, 28″ barrels, 3″ chambers, double triggers, 14 1/2″ LOP, choke tubes, 6lbs, 11oz.

12 gauge Beretta Onyx 686 Cole Custom Over-Under Shotgun
12 gauge Beretta Onyx 686 Cole Custom Over-Under Shotgun

Good gun alert: 12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx O/U…

12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx O/U shotgun
12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx O/U shotgun

If I had to pick one double for all my bird hunting, it would this 12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx Over Under. With 28″ barrels, screw-in choke tubes, and double triggers, it could do it all from grouse in Maine to pheasants in the Dakotas.

12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx O/U shotgun
12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx O/U shotgun

Cole Gunsmithing in Harpswell, ME, has been turning out custom Beretta O/Us for a while now. If you went to them and ordered one like this today, it would probably run you $3,500- $4,000. That means this one is a pretty good deal at
$2,795.

12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx O/U shotgun
12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx O/U shotgun
12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx O/U shotgun
12 gauge Beretta/ Cole Custom 686 Onyx O/U shotgun

 

Get this great duck gun: a 12 gauge Beretta 686…

Beretta 12 gauge 686 Onyx, 3 1/2" chambers, 28" bbls
Beretta 12 gauge 686 Onyx, 3 1/2″ chambers, 28″ bbls

If you’re looking for a solid, proven double at a great price, a Beretta 686 O/U is a tough gun to beat. My favorites in this line are the matte-black Onyx ones. I have straight-gripped 20 gauge that I used for grouse and woodcock. If I was in the market for something heavier, I would pick up this 12 gauge. It’s at auction now, so check it out right away.

With steel-shot approved 28″ bbls, 3.5″ chambers, and choke tubes, it’s all you need for everything from turkey to pheasants and ducks. It looks like it’s doing to be a great deal, too.

Beretta 12 gauge 686 Onyx, 3 1/2" chambers, 28" bbls
Beretta 12 gauge 686 Onyx, 3 1/2″ chambers, 28″ bbls
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