Sold For: $2,125
Model: 687 Ultralight, J687547
Serial Number: M88746B
Year of Manufacture: 1998 (BL date code), Imported 1999 (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 Single Selective Trigger and Individual Ejectors
Markings: The top tang is marked “M88746B”. The water table is marked with Italian proofs. The bottom of the receiver is marked “MADE IN ITALY”, with “P. BERETTA” and “ULTRA LIGHT”. 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 top of the forend iron is marked “M88746B”. The left of the top barrel is marked “ULTRALIGHT / 12 GA. 2 3/4″ – 26 ½ IN.” and “P. Beretta – Made in Italy”. The right of the top barrel is marked “Beretta U.S.A. Corp. Ackk. 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 bottom barrel is marked “17518” behind the forend lug, the bottom of the monoblock with the serial number, Italian proofs and “BL” in box date code.
Barrel Length: 26 1/2″, Vent-Rib
Choke: The barrels are threaded for MobilChokes and currently installed with Modified over Improved Cylinder Steel Shot Chokes
Sights / Optics: There is a brass bead mounted to the front of the rib. The rib is finely checkered for glare-reduction.
Weight: 6 lb., 7.7 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with schnabel-tip forend, straight grip, straight comb, and a black rubber KickEez buttpad. The stocks have some draglines, scattered light compressions, and a few impact marks. The most noticeable impact marks are on the front edges of the forend, on the left side in particular. The rest of the defects are pretty evenly dispersed. There is a scratch on the left side of the buttstock up towards the heel. The stocks have some scattered minor nicks and scratches, most in the buttstock. The checkering is mainly intact and attractive with light cub wear and a few compressions on the forend. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 1/2? from the fronts of the trigger to the back of the buttpad and 13 ?”. The drop at comb measures approximately 1 3/8? and 2 1/8? at the heel. The cast is slightly off. The pad has light wear around the edges, the heaviest wear is at the toe, it is still supple. The black spacer is proud to the stock. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Electroless Nickel 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. There are handling marks and light draglines on the frame and trigger guard. The barrels have some scattered little nicks and some small scratches, the most noticeable are left side of the top barrel about 1” back of the muzzle and about 4” in front of the nose of the forend. There are a few marks on the rib. There is some thinning at the muzzles. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including ejectors. The action locks up tight with no play. The safety engages automatically when opening the action. 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: None.
Our Assessment: This Beretta 687 Ultralight 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 an absolute nightmare to both clay and flesh birds alike. Weighing in at under 7 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, and at a length of 26 ½”, this shotgun combines accuracy and manageable weight in an attractive platform. This is a versatile gun that will be suitable for upland birds. This shotgun is in Very Good-Fine condition with some signs of use, but is crying to get back into the field with its stellar bores and lockup. If you have an appreciation for the finest double guns, this Ultralight is a fantastic gun you might just want to drop a bid on. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.