SOLD FOR: $1800
Model: A400 Xcel Sporting Black Edition, Model Code J40CC10
Serial Number: XA219934
Year of Manufacture: 2019 (CU Date Code), Imported 2019 (https://www.berettasupport.com/applications/tech_data/schematics_search_2.htm)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” & 3” 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. 76 mm for 2 3/4?, 3? – 30? – 18.6”, the right is marked with Beretta’s two-line warning address. The left of the receiver is marked “A400 – Xcel – 12 GA / MADE IN ITALY – PATENTED”, the right is marked with a Beretta logo over “BERETTA”, “Xcel” and at the bottom-front edge with the serial number and “IT19”. The bottom-front is marked with Italian proofs and “CU in box date code. The right of the bolt is marked “-BLINK-”, the serial number, and a proof.
Barrel Length: 30” with Carbon Fiber Vent-Rib
Choke: The barrel is threaded for Optima Bore HP chokes. Installed is an Extended Improved Modified choke, also included are Modified and Improved Cylinder.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a white bead in a base attached to the rib at the muzzle. There is an alignment bead at the midsection. 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 walnut set with a pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and Beretta Kick-Off recoil pad system. There are one or two light compressions, most noticeable on the comb. There are a couple of light handling marks. The checkering is strong. There are no chips or cracks. The cast is about neutral. The LOP measures 14? 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, Black 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 of little rubs and light handling marks. The pinheads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
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 a serial matching Beretta hard case, two additional chokes (Modified & Improved Cylinder), choke wrench, manual, Beretta oil, and a stock shim.
Our Assessment: From Beretta’s website: “The A400 Xcel is a competition shotgun that is faster-cycling, softer-shooting and better balanced than anything else on the market. Built on the revolutionary A400 action, it delivers follow-up shots faster than any other brand, while its advanced recoil-reducing systems make it absolutely pleasant to shoot, even on demanding all-day competitions. Its sleek lines and superior ergonomics are designed with one goal in mind: letting the A400 naturally lead your eye to the target. This is why it has quickly become a favorite among serious competitive shooters the world over. Building on the success of Beretta’s Black Edition competition shotguns like the DT11, 692 and 690, the A400 Xcel Sporting Black Edition features a 10mm wide rib made of lightweight and strong carbon fiber (the same material and process used to make components for Formula One racecars) that reduces the weight of the barrel by 4oz for improved swingability and target acquisition. It also boasts oversized controls (bolt handle and release) to aid in faster, easier loading between shots.” We couldn’t say it better ourselves! This A400 Xcel Black Edition is a beauty, showing little sign of use with only a bit of light handling wear. Please see our photos and good luck!