Click Photo to Enlarge
Beretta Piccione EELL 12 Gauge
Fabulous Pietro Beretta Piccione EELL 12 Gauge hammer gun produced in 1986 with 27 1/2" F/M Excelsior Steel extractor monobloc barrels. Raised solid file cut rib with a single small brass front bead. Bores measure .729 on the right and .726 on the left. Choked .016 right and .039 left. Chambers are 2 3/4" French Silver receiver with rebounding hammaers and pierced top lever. The receiver features 70% coverage of rose & scroll and gamebird engraving by master engraver Stefano Muffolini and signed on the trigger plate. There is a woodcock on the left and a partridge on the right. "P. Beretta" is inlayed in gold on the left barrel at the chamber as well as both sideplates and the bottom of the receiver. Also a gold inlayed crown on the toplever. This gun is stocked with a slight perch belly buttstock and forend of true Exhibition Turkish Walnut with black marble cake lines. LOP is 14 3/4" over a Decelerator pad. DAC - 1 7/8" DAH - 2 3/4" Cast off - 1/4" Weighs in at 6lb 10oz
Beretta last catalogued hammer guns in 1949. This fabulous piece is both special order and special production. It truly may be the only one on the continent. It remains in nearly new condition with only minor handling marks. I doubt that it was ever hunted. It is tight and on face. Toplever remains to the right. This is a fantastic modern "Vintager" that will make you the envy of your shooting colleagues!