SOLD FOR: $1251
Model: A400 Xcel Unico, Model Code J40UY18
Serial Number: XA021954
Year of Manufacture: 2010 (CF date code), Imported 2011 (https://www.berettasupport.com/applications/tech_data/schematics_search_2.htm)
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 an empty drilled and tapped hole at the front of the checkered vent rib, the front sight is missing. The top of the rib is finely checkered and the top of the receiver is serrated for glare reduction.
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 are a couple light scuffs on the comb at the heel. There are a couple light handling marks. The checkering is strong. 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. Overall the stocks are in about Excellent 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 are a couple little rubs and light handling marks. The front sight is missing. The receiver is a slightly lighter hue at the front. The pinheads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition only due to the missing sight, with a front sight it would be an easy Excellent.
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. The case has some light scuffs and a few light scratches on the exterior, in about Fine condition.
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 a beauty, showing little sign of use with only a bit of light handling wear. Please see our photos and good luck!