BERETTA 12G OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR (ACTUALLY A SAUER BERETTA MODEL S56 E)

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BERETTA 12G OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR

(ACTUALLY A SAUER BERETTA MODEL  12g Over and Under  S56 Boxlock Ejector).

Another NICE example of what is actually quite a rare shotgun.  The result of an early 1960’s alignment of two GREAT European gun manufacturers, Beretta and Sauer. The entire production of these FINE HAND FITTED / FINISHED shotguns is 700! Internet research provides information that due to the high price only around 550 ever sold. Bear in mind information suggests a retail price of around $1500 US. Looking on line in 1962 a UK pound bought you 2.8 US Dollars. (Apparently in 1948 it was just over 4!). That still relates to these guns retailing circa £535. THAT was a LOT of money for anything back in 1962!

Manufactured more for mainland Europe and continental styles the gun comes with a cheek piece stock. It also features a double trigger operation. Not a thing that ever bothered me and in many ways I prefer this set up. It makes life so much easier when swapping from side by side to over and under and back. The stock is presently at 15” including the inch recoil pad. It has also been reduced at some time to 12 ¾”. It now sports a very well fitted stock extension taking it back out to the current pull. 28” fixed choke barrels at ¼ and ¾ with concave and knurled side ribs. The original barrel sling swivel has been neatly replaced with a small oval. All in all still a very nice example of a great quality gun.

‘SODS LAW’ threw his cap into the ring too as a second one turned up the self-same week. That gun is already sold.

Still nice and tight on the action and will very likely still be performing well in another 50 plus years.

£599.99