SOLD FOR: $1025
Model: A390 Silver Mallard
Serial Number: U08713E
Year of Manufacture: 1995
Gauge: 12 Gauge
Action Type: Gas Operated Semi-Auto Shotgun
Markings: The barrel is marked “P. BERETTA – MADE IN ITALY / 12 GA. 2 ¾ AND 3 IN. SHOT SHELLS 28 IN.“ with the serial number below it. The right shoulder of the barrel has Beretta’s three line warning address. The right side of the barrel is marked “ALLOYED CR. MO. QUENCHED HIGH TENSILE STEEL”. The bottom right shoulder of the barrel is marked “KG0.930 CAM 76 – 184” and is followed by three proof marks and the date code. The bottom of the barrel is marked “67510”. The left side of the receiver is marked “P. BERETTA A390 SILVER MALLARD-12 GA”, and “PATENTED”. The right side of the receiver has the serial number, and “P. BERETTA / MADE IN ITALY”. The bottom of the receiver has three Italian proof marks and the date code. The left and right side of the receiver contain decorative scroll engraving.
Barrel Length: 28″ Ventilated Rib
Choke: Removable Chokes. The currently installed choke measures as Modified. This gun does not come with additional chokes.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a full length ventilated rib and a single bead at the muzzle. The rib is checkered and the top of the receiver is serrated to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are high gloss checkered wood with a grooved forearm, a pistol grips, a straight comb, and a firm rubber Beretta buttpad. The wood shows infrequently scattered little draglines, handling marks, and some minor compressions. The most notable of these are in the belly and on the left side of the butt stock. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 5/8” and 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the Beretta buttpad and wood, respectively. The stocks rate in about Fine-Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows only a few scattered marks on the frame, few if any penetrate the finish. There is one rub on the left side of the barrel at the markings. There are only a few other scattered marks on the barrel and wear to the rib from rack storage. The markings are crisp. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions properly. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included with this shotgun is paperwork including a manual.
Our Assessment: This is one of the great field shotguns of this generation. This shotgun uses interchangeable chokes and shoots 3” shells, providing great flexibility, and with the gas action, the felt recoil will be “soft”. This shotgun will make a wonderful Father’s Day or graduation present for that deserving someone. Please see our photos and good luck!