SOLD FOR: $1,251
Model: A400 Xplor Unico
Serial Number: XA009938
Year of Manufacture: 2010 (CF Date Code)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾”, 3? & 3 1/2″ Shells
Action Type: Semi-Automatic, “Blink” Gas-Operated, Tube Magazine Fed Shotgun
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “BERETTA – GARDONE V.T. – MADE IN ITALY / OB HP 12 Ga. 89 mm UNICO for 2 3/4″, 3″, 3 1/2″ – 28″ / OPTIMA BORE HIGH PERFORMANCE”, the right is marked with Beretta’s three-line warning address. The left of the receiver is marked “A400 – Xplor – 12 GA / Unico / MADE IN ITALY – PATENTED”, the right is marked with a Beretta logo, “Xplor / Unico” and at the bottom-front edge with the serial number, the bottom-front is marked with Italian proofs and “CF” in box date code. The right of the bolt is marked “-BLINK-” and with what appears to be a poorly marked Italian proof.
Barrel Length: 28” With Vent-Rib
Choke: The barrel is threaded for Optima Bore HP chokes. Installed is a Modified choke, also included are Full and Cylinder.
Sights / Optics: There is a silver-tone bead set at the front of the checkered vent rib. The top of the rib is finely checkered and the top of the receiver is serrated for glare reduction.
Weight: 6 lb., 15.5 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two-piece checkered oiled European walnut set with a pistol grip, fluted straight comb and Beretta Kick-Off recoil pad system. There is a compression or two on the left side of the butt about in line with the sling swivel stud. There is a vertical dragline on the right side of the butt about 2″ from the buttpad. There are a couple of little marks through the finish on the left side of the front of the wrist. There are a few minor compressions and draglines on the forend, most noticeable is located on the bottom of the right side about 3 1/2″ back from the further forwardmost portion of wood. The checkering is sharp but there are a few scuffs and light compressions. There are no chips or cracks. The cast is about neutral. The LOP measures 14 1/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has no notable wear or damage. The dop at comb is approximately 1 3/8″ and at heel is about 2 1/8″. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blued Barrel, Grey Anodized Receiver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, there is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is a scratch on the bottom of the barrel about 1″ from the muzzle. There is a little rub mark on the left side of the barrel about 1″ forward of the magtube cap. There are a few tiny nicks on the barrel. The pinheads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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: Included is an unlabeled Beretta hard case, two additional chokes, choke wrench, sling swivels, Beretta oil, and a stock shim.
Our Assessment: From Beretta’s website: “The A400 is a gas-operated action that was built for speed, reliability and versatility. Featuring the Blink technology, it is capable of firing 4 shells in less than 1 second, giving you the fastest follow-up shots of any shotgun on the market. Also, with this shotgun you can safely fire lead and steel shot, as well as chamber the best shell for the job regardless of length (2 ¾” to 3”) or power (mild for target to hard-hitting for hunting). Last but not least, the A400 action is light and trim, making this shotgun’s balance, swing and pointability an absolute best in its class.” We couldn’t say it better ourselves! This A400 Xplor Unico is in Excellent condition, showing little sign of use with some light marks in the stocks and very few defects in the metal. Please see our photos and good luck!