BERETTA 1956 ASEL 12- VERY NICE CUSTOM WOOD- 28" V R Bbls.- ONLY 6 Lbs. 11 Oz.- SNST- 95% ENGRAVING COVERAGE
Guns International #: 100385722 Seller's Inventory #: y380
Category: Shotguns - Italian - Shotguns - Doubles
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Company: Champlin Firearms Inc.
Member Since: 11/19/07
First Name: George
Last Name: Caswell
Country: United States
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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#16725, Beretta O/U Model ASEL 12 Bore Made in 1956 for "Wilshire Gun House - Los Angeles" & then Custom Restocked with much nicer wood than 99% of all ASEL's, It has 28" Matted Vent Rib barrels with top bite cross bolt lugs at .736 .021 & .045" (Mod. & Full), 2 3/4" chambers, Correct factory bores and chokes as it left the factory in 1956, Barrel weight at Kg 1,330, Single non-selective trigger, Scalloped frame, Game forend, Open pistol grip stock at 13 15/16 x 1 7/16 x 2 1/4" over a full face checkered butt, Slight cast-off for the right hand; It is trim, slim and superb balance at 6 lbs. 11 oz., 95% coverage of scroll with light floral that is cut on a scalloped frame, The gun retains 98% of original barrel blue, The frame at 95%, The new wood is at 98%, The checkering at 100%, The bores are excellent plus; A complete restock using a very nice piece of wood with excellent color & contrast, This 1956 quality period piece has 6 retainer screws that secure key screws on the frame, forend and trigger guard. It includes the replaceable locking shoulders on the barrel at the breech. The ASE/ASEL Model Beretta is the best Boxlock they ever produced and it will never be again at anywhere near this price. ///////////////////////// The Wilshire Gun House was active in the 1950's and was importers of fine guns. They were some of the first to bring SxS & O/U Beretta game guns into the U.S. with Models 410, 411, ASE & of course this ASEL #16725. They also handled a complete line of underwater diving equipment and advertised they would take guns in on trade. The 21st century fine gun dealers will trade on mattresses, engagement rings, baby cribs, video cameras and vacuum cleaners so diving gear might be next. Part of their logo was "Musket To Magnum" and they operated at 12203 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles.