SOLD FOR: $2,125.00
Model: S687 Silver Pigeon II, Model Code: J687418
Serial Number: P68577B
Year of Manufacture: 2003 (BT date code)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 3/4″ & 3” Shells
Action Type: Top-Break, Over/Under with Single Selective Trigger and Selective Ejectors
Markings: The top tang is marked “P68577B / SILVER PIGEON”, the bottom of the receiver is marked “MADE IN ITALY / P. BERETTA / SILVER PIGEON II”, each side is marked “P. BERETTA” in banner and the water table is marked with two Italian proofs. The receiver has extensive fine scroll and floral engraving with relief engraved fowl scenes on the sides. The trigger plate is marked “PATENTED”. The bottom of the trigger guard has Beretta’s rings and arrows logo with floral engraving in front and behind. The top of the forend iron is marked “P68577B”, the exterior of the forend iron has floral engraving. The left of the top barrel is marked “OB 12 GA. 3″ – 32″ / OPTIMA-BORE / CAM.76 18.6” and with an Italian proof forward of the chamber and “SPORTING / BERETTA – MADE IN ITALY / GARDONE V.T.” at the chamber, the right is marked with Beretta’s two-line warning forward of the chamber and “BERETTA USA CORP ACKK, MD” at the chamber. The left of the bottom barrel is marked “- EXCELSIOR – HIGH STRENGTH ALLOYED STEEL / KG1,470 18.6” and with an Italian proof, the bottom is marked “324847 M”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “P68577B” with two Italian proofs and “BT” in square date code.
Barrel Length: 32”, Vent-Rib
Choke: This shotgun is threaded for removable chokes with Modified over Improved Modified installed.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a white bead in a base at the front of the rib and a smaller brass mid-bead. The top of the rib is finely checkered to reduce glare.
Weight: 8 lb., 0.0 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with schnabel forend tip, flat-bottom pistol grip, straight comb and solid black rubber Beretta buttpad. The forened has no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The buttstock has a drag line on the right of the wrist just forward of the checkering, a few scattered light marks and lightly thinning finish at the edges of the flats at the front of the wrist and the comb flutes. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The drop at comb is about 1 1/2″, drop at heel is about 2 1/4″. The cast is about neutral. The recoil pad ahs no notable wear or damage. The stocks rate in about Fine-plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Coin
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The barrels have very light wear from the forend, concealed while assembled. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including ejectors. The action locks up tight with no play. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes in a blue plastic Beretta case. The case has scattered light wear and scuffs on the exterior with light wear from the contents on the interior, in about Very Good-plus condition.
Our Assessment: This Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon II in 12 gauge is a great example of quality Beretta shotguns. From the solid action to the beautifully engraved scenes on the receiver, this is a shotgun that will turn some heads at the range with performance to match its looks. The shotgun is in about Excellent condition with some extremely light wear in the stocks, bright bores and strong mechanics. It comes with a nice Beretta case for storage and transport. If you’re looking for a nice sporting shotgun, this is the one. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.