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*VERY FINE PAIR OF BERETTA SO6 EELL GAME GUNS WITH CASE. SN C14396B/ C14397B. Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 28″ Mono-bloc bbls with raised, matted, ventilated ribs, are gold inlaid “1” and “2” on rear portion of ribs. Either side of top bbls are marked with “P. Beretta”, “Sporting”, gauge, chamber, bbl information, importer, and warning. Mono-blocs are engine turned and stamped with 1997 Italian proofs. Coin finished, low profile, proprietary Beretta OU sidelock actions feature single selective gold-plated checkered triggers. Actions are well filed and engraved with well cut scrolled acanthus with fine stippled background. “P. Beretta” is in riband on each side, as well as on bottom over fine very well detailed Bulino scene of flushing cock pheasant. Lockplates are also beautifully Bulino engraved with exceptionally well rendered game birds in appropriate backgrounds. Left sides depict a pair of quail flying toward viewer, front member of which is flaring in surprise with background of furrowed fields, distant woods, and dramatic sky. Right locks depict a trio of mallards winging across open marsh with hardwoods and cloudy sky in background. Engravers signatures are on trigger plates. Top levers have floral decorated pierced thumbpieces, and gold-inlaid sovereign crowns. Double beaded trigger guards have initials “F L L” engraved on central oval, and with “SO6EELL” at grips. Finely matched, beautifully marbled and nicely figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstocks measure 14-3/4″ over fully checkered wood butts. Point pattern checkering with line borders is at grips. Matching one piece slim forends have Deeley type releases. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: top -.721, bottom -.721. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Wall thickness: top-.039, bottom -.039. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: top -.721, bottom -.720. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Wall thickness: top-.038, bottom -.040. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Large tan leather Nizzoli two gun motor case with stitched leather corners is lined in dark olive cloth with gold embossed brown Beretta label in lid. Case contains four rosewood handled turnscrews, 3-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod with mop, jag and brush in black leather case, 3 Beretta choke tubes (four choke tubes are in guns), tube wrench, oil, and two action bags. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only minor marks on wood or metal, except gun no. “2” has some scratches, mostly around join to mono-bloc on top left of bbl. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent with only a few minor marks on outer leather. There are some compressions and a small spot worn through in interior cloth. Accessories are excellent. These very pleasing, custom built, near “top of the line” guns, have a present suggested retail of $55,000.00 each, before special order engraving is figured in. 4-48838 MGM80 (30,000-50,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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