Beretta Model ASE 90 Gold Sporting Clays 12 GA 30″ Over Under Shotgun 1994
SOLD FOR: $4475
Model: ASE 90 Gold Sporting Clays
Serial Number: AD4336B
Year of Manufacture: 1994 (BD Date Code)
Gauge: 12 Gauge 2 3/4″ Shells
Action Type: Top-Break, Over/Under with Single Selective Trigger and Individual Ejectors
Markings: The top tang is marked “AD4336B”. The water table is marked with Italian proofs. The bottom of the receiver is marked “ITALY”, “P. Beretta / ASE 90”, and has the three arrow logo. The trigger guard is marked “SPORTING”. The sides of the receiver are marked with the “P.B.” logo surrounded by laurels. The left of the top chamber is marked “SPORTING / 12 GA. 2 3/4″ – 30″”. The left side of the top barrel is marked “P. Beretta-ITALY” and the right side is marked with a warning address. The bottom of the monoblock is marked with a crown over “PB / ASE 90 / AD4336B”, proofs and the date code. The bottom of the lower barrel is marked “UO4”. The left side of the bottom barrel is marked “BOEHLER * ANTINIT STEEL” and has proofs, the left side of the top barrel also has proofs. The forend iron is marked “4336”.
Barrel Length: 30” Ported, Vent Rib
Choke: The barrels are threaded for chokes and installed with Improved Modified chokes.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a white bead in a base at the front of the rib and there is a smaller brass alignment bead at the midsection. The rib is checkered for glare reduction.
Weight: 8 lbs, 0 oz
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a Schnabel tip forend, pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and a black rubber buttpad. There is a palm swell on the left side of the wrist. There are Kimmerly Release Trigger stickers on the sides. There are some scattered compressions and draglines. There are a few little nicks and dings into the finish, most noticeable on the belly and on the bottom of the pistol grip. The checkering is mostly strong but has some rub wear. The LOP measures 14 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the rubber buttpad and 13 1/4″ to the wood. The drop at the comb measures approximately 1 1/2” and 2 5/16” at the heel. The cast is slightly on for a right handed shooter, slightly off for a left handed shooter. The pad has scattered wear. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blued Barrels with Nickel Receiver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few light handling marks and faint scuffs on the receiver. The barrels have some scattered draglines and some scuffs that have thinned the finish. The most noticeable thinning on the barrels is at the muzzles. There are a few little nicks through the finish on the barrels. There are standard operational marks. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: Sometimes the triggers reset mechanically and sometimes they reset inertially. The action otherwise 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 are two Briley 28 gauge sub-gauge tubes. The tubes are threaded for chokes and installed with Modified chokes. The tubes are free of fouling.
Our Assessment: Beretta is one of the oldest manufacturing houses that has been producing some of the best quality competition shotguns around, and this piece is no exception. With the immense quality of a Beretta, beautiful finishing and nice walnut stocks, this is a gun that comes alive in your hands and promises to be an absolute beast dusting clays. This clean and sexy Model ASE 90 Gold Sporting Clays has a 30″ ported barrel set and is threaded for chokes. This one is set up for left handed shooters, it has a contoured trigger and a palm swell on the left side of the grip. This one even comes with two Briley sub-gauge tubes threaded for chokes and installed with Modified chokes. Briley is world-famous in the realm of sport shooting and recreational shooting alike. This is a beautiful shotgun and something you definitely need to drop a bid on if you’re a lefty! Please see our photos and good luck!