SOLD FOR: $2600
Model: 687DU, 687 Ducks Unlimited
Serial Number: F06282B
Year of Manufacture: 1988 (AT date code), Imported 1989 (https://www.berettasupport.com/applications/tech_data/schematics_search_2.htm)
Gauge: 20 Gauge, 3” Magnum
Action Type: Top-Break, Over/Under with Single Selective Trigger and Individual Ejectors
Markings: The top tang is marked “F06282B”. The water table is marked with Italian proofs. The bottom of the receiver is marked “MADE IN ITALY” and “P. Beretta / Mod. 687DU”. The trigger plate is marked “PATENTED / DU88051020”. The receiver has foliate scroll engraving that is continued on the guard, lever, tang, and forend iron. The sides of the frame are also marked “P. Beretta”. The lockplates and bottom of the frame have limited edition engraved game scenes. The left lockplate is marked “DUCKS UNLIMITED” and the right is marked “Maass”. The top of the forend iron is marked “06282”. The left of the top barrel is marked “P. Beretta – Gardone V.T. – ITALY” followed by the “PB” logo and “20 GA. 3? MAGNUM– 26””. The right of the top barrel is marked with “BERETTA USA CORP. ACKK, MD. / MADE IN ITALY”. Below the forend, the left of each barrel is marked with Italian proofs, the bottom barrel also has “-EXCELSIOR- HIGH STRENGTH ALLOYED STEEL”. The monoblock is marked with the serial number, Italian proofs and “AT” in box date code.
Barrel Length: 26?, Vent-Rib
Choke: The barrels are threaded for chokes and currently installed with Full over Modified.
Sights / Optics: There is a bright bead mounted to the front of the rib. The rib is finely checkered for glare-reduction.
Weight: 6 lbs. 4 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a pistol grip, straight comb, and a brown ruber buttpad with a brown leather overlay. There is a brass initial plate in the belly and a Ducks Unlimited logo inlaid in the butt of the pistol grip. There are no major defects, just light handling wear. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures 14 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The drop at comb measures approximately 1 3/8” and 2 1/4” at the heel. The cast is about neutral. The pad has light wear. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Silver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion in the bores.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains approximately 99% of its metal finish. There are a few light marks from use and storage. The frame has some light handling wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Excellent 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: Included is a Beretta serial matching box, paperwork including the manual, Ducks Unlimited certificate, and a Ducks Unlimited case. The box has some edge wear, a few scratches, scuffs, and one of the corners has split, in about Very Good condition. The Ducks Unlimited case has a green fabric exterior and a green velvet interior, in about Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: This Beretta 687 in 20 gauge that was made as a limited edition for Ducks Unlimited and is a fine example of Beretta quality. With the immense quality of a Beretta, beautiful limited edition engraving and nice walnut stocks, this is a gun that comes alive in your hands and promises to be an absolute nightmare for both clay and flesh birds. Chambered for 20 gauge with a 26? barrel and capable of accepting a variety of chokes, this is a versatile gun that will be suitable for upland birds and challenging yourself on the Skeet fields. This shotgun is in Excellent condition with little sign of use. If you have an appreciation for the finest double guns, this is a fantastic gun you don’t want to pass up. Please see our photos and good luck!