June 25-28, 2018 Firearms
Search By:
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/25/2018
Top of the Beretta line, at the time this gun was made, this custom creation has 28" mono-bloc barrels fitted with flat matted ventilated rib. Left side of top barrel is engraved "P. Beretta - ITALY". Sides of mono-bloc are engine turned and bottom is stamped with grade, serial number, and 1978 Italian nitro proofs. Coin finished, low profile Beretta patent over-under sidelock action features gold-plated single non-selective trigger with checkered finger blade, and non-automatic safety. Action is engraved with near full coverage exceptionally well sculpted and nicely shaded large scrolling acanthus. This fine work surrounds oval framed vignettes of dogs and game, the major subjects of which are relief inlaid in gold, backgrounds are finely detailed with dramatic skies. A pointer watches a grouse depart from hilltop on left lockplate, while another pointer looks at possibly the same grouse from the other side of the hill, on right plate. Bottom of action has portrait of same pointer as on right lock. Engravers signatures, one the well known G. Timpini, head of the Beretta engraving school, the other, Golini, are on trigger plate. This well cut scroll extends to top lever with gold inlaid crown and pierced thumbpiece, and double beaded trigger guard with the grade engraved on tang. Appealing quilted figured and nicely marbled European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2" over checkered wood butt. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching slim one piece forend has Deeley type release. Gun is housed in brown leather case with stitched leather corners by Nizzoli, and is lined in olive green felt. A brown leather Beretta label is in lid. Bottom compartment is semi-French fitted for some accessories including cleaning equipment and snap caps. Three rosewood handled turnscrews are in covered compartment. Excellent, with evidence of relatively light field use, and not a lot of firing. Barrels retain nearly all of their original blue, with a few exceptionally small marks. Action retains essentially all of its coin finish, with no evidence of subsequent cleaning. Stocks retain over 95% original finish with some chips and wear on sharp edges, possibly with some added oil. Checkering has darkened. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. Case leather is excellent, with a few scuffs. Straps and handle are good. Interior is very fine, a bit dusty. Accessories are excellent. A very appealing beautifully finished Beretta field gun with a current suggested retail of over $55,000.
Case with snap caps and tools
Barrel Length
Barrel Wall Thickness
(O) .040 (U) .042
2 - 3/4"
(O) .031 (full) (U) .011 (lt mod)
Drop at Comb
1 - 5/16"
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Internal Bore Diameter
(O) .723 (U) .725
Length Of Pull
14 - 1/2" Neutral cast
Serial Number
7 lbs 11 oz.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
Email A Friend
Ask a Question
Have One To Sell

Auction Notepad


You may add/edit a note for this item or view the notepad:  

Submit    Delete     View all notepad items