Italian made 12g Semi-Automatic 2 plus 1 Shotgun from Breda. In their day everyone’s favourite Wild Fowl and Rough Shooting Gun and with GOOD reason.
Not yet had one of the 2020-2021 930i or Titano models in hand or stripped apart. They LOOK to be very similar in action design. If they are made to the same SUPERBLY HIGH Standard then WELL DONE Breda for bucking the trend these days. Given the cost of new (take a look for yourself at circa £1500 and up) I would sincerely hope they are.
Take one of these old guns apart to SEE the Build quality and just how Well Designed they are. Almost on par with the old Browning Auto Five….which says a LOT.
Similarly these can also be set up to cycle light and heavy loads. (Provided the correct friction rings are still in place etc.).
I generally carry a couple of these guns in stock for spares. S0 no need to worry there either.
As said this is a 3” (75mm) Magnum Chambered example so a LONG way from common even when brand new. Finding them today is not an easy task. Multi-Choked 26 ½” (722mm) bare length barrel with a ¼ (6mm) Ventilated rib. This is pictured with a ¾ restricted example which adds approx. 2” (50mm) to the barrel length. All of these guns come with a choice of one choke in whatever option you prefer. (As long as I have one available). I CAN also supply additional single or complete sets brand new at additional costs.
A WELL Patterned Stock with some good figuring to the 14” (355mm) pull stock and Forend. The latter with some Cross Grain Tiger Stripe too. Overall length 48 ¾” (1238mm). Weight is a Solid 8 Lbs 4 oz (3.737 Kg), help absorb those heavier magnum loads.
Another great feature on these older guns is the simple push out and swap over safety. Turn it into left handed operation in a few seconds. OK, the spent cases still throw out past your face. However being able to operate the gun properly and safely in your left handed is more than half way there.