Beretta 455 Express Sidelock .470 NE
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Category: Rifles - African Dangerous Game Safari Double - Beretta Rifles
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Member Since: 3/26/19
First Name: Vic
Last Name: Sullivan
Country: United States
Phone: (229) 349-3647
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: wired funds
Comparable to the finest hand-made English guns, this beautiful Beretta 455 Express sidelock side-by-side is all original and will make someone an extraordinary gun. Very accurate with the most popular double rifle caliber, Beretta made these 455s to the highest standards.
Its case-hardened finish was made of high-strength steel and forged with an elongated 60MM plate. The sidelocks are of the Holland and Holland type and hand-detachable. Its seared blocking device and articulated front trigger precludes the possibility of an accidental double discharge. The rifle weighs 11 pounds with its 25.625" chopper-lump Bohler steel barrels that were joined using the Deimibloc chamber system, 1/4" rib, 50 yard rear sight with a folding blade to easily adjust to 100 yards, ramp-up fixed front sight, ejectors, self-opening Holland and Holland action, grip cap, bushed firing pins, and non-automatic safety provides for positive on/off operation. The walnut wood is in excellent condition with a figured pistol-grip stock, a case-hardened steel trap door compartment in the toe of the butt for two spare rounds of ammo, and a rubber recoil pad. It has a splinter forend with a lever release. Stock dimensions: 14 3/4" x 1 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 1/8" cast off.
The lock plates have discreet gold inlay, engraved borders, and small cut wedges of English scroll. It first purchased at the New York City Beretta Gallery in 2001 and has been featured in both The Double Gun Journal (see pictures) and Sporting Classics. It has had very little usage, shoots brilliantly, will be a fine addition to any collection, and is certainly Africa-ready. An original copy of the Double Journal with this gun in it will go to the buyer.
Caliber: .470 Nitro Express
Wood Condition: excellent
Bore Condition: excellent
Barrel Type: Bohler
14 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 2 1/4
Stock Cast: 1/8” cast off
Butt Pad: yes
Finish: Case hardened
Weight: 11 pounds
Item Location: Georgia