Sold For: $2,685
Model: 687 Ultra Light Deluxe, J687575
Serial Number: N16342S
Year of Manufacture: 2006 (CA date code), Imported 2007 (https://www.berettasupport.com/applications/tech_data/schematics_results_2.php)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 3/4″ Chamber
Action Type: Top-Break, Over/Under with Dual Triggers and Individual Ejectors
Markings: The top tang is marked “N16342S / ULTRA LIGHT”. The water table is marked with Italian proofs. The bottom of the receiver is marked “MADE IN ITALY”, with “P. BERETTA” and “ULTRA LIGHT DELUXE” on banners around a gold Beretta logo. The trigger plate is marked “PATENTED” and the trigger guard has a Beretta logo. The receiver has foliate scroll engraving with game bird scenes on the sides and motif continued on the guard, lever and forend iron, the birds are finished in gold. The top of the forend iron is marked “N16342S”. The top barrel is marked “12 GA. 2 3/4″ – 70 – 28″” and “ULTRALIGHT / BERETTA – MADE IN ITALY / GARDONE V.T.” on the left, the right with “BERETTA USA CORP. ACCK. MD.” and a warning to read the manual. Below the forend, the left of each barrel is marked with Italian proofs, the bottom barrel also has “-EXCELSIOR- HIGH STRENGTH ALLOYED STEEL”. The right of the bottom barrel is marked “627712”, the bottom of the monoblock with the serial number, Italian proofs and “CA” in box date code.
Barrel Length: The barrel has been cut to 24 1/4″, Vent-Rib
Choke: The barrels have been threaded for Briley S-1 chokes. Installed are Modified over Improved Cylinder. Also included are additional Modified and Improved Cylinder as well as two each of Cylinder and Improved Modified.
Sights / Optics: There is a white bead in a base at the front of the rib. The rib is finely checkered for glare-reduction.
Weight: 5 lb., 14.2 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered select walnut with schnabel-tip forend, pistol grip, straight comb, initial plate in the belly and black rubber Beretta buttpad. The stocks have some scattered minor nicks and scratches, most in the buttstock. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 15? and 14″ from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the buttpad. The drop at comb measures approximately 1 1/2? and 2 3/8? at the heel. The cast is about neutral. The pad has light wear around the edges, most at the heel and toe and is still supple. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue, Gold & Alloy
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion in the bores.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains approximately 95% of its metal finish. The balance is mostly in wear on the barrels from the forend, concealed when assembled. There are a few other minor marks on the barrels and the action shows minor operational wear. The receiver has only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Fine 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 with the addditional chokes in black plastic Briley cases as well as with an MTM Case-Gard choke tube case and a choke wrench.
Our Assessment: This Beretta 687 Ultralight Deluxe in 12 gauge is a fine example of Beretta quality. With the immense quality of a Beretta, beautiful engraving and nice walnut stocks, this is a gun that comes alive in your hands and promises to be absolute death on both clay and flesh birds. Weighing in under 6 pounds, it is going to be a delight in the field, though recoil may be a little stout for a clays gun. Chambered for 2 3/4″ 12 gauge shells, the barrel has been cut back to 24 1/4″ and threaded for Briley chokes, with a nice variety included. This is a versatile gun that will be suitable for upland birds. This shotgun is in Fine condition with signs of light and responsible use. If you have an appreciation for the finest double guns, this Ultralight Deluxe is a fantastic gun you don’t want to pass up. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.