SOLD FOR: $36000
Serial Number: AAA157B
Year of Manufacture: 1993 (BC Date Code)
Gauge: .410 Bore 3” Shells
Action Type: Top-Break, Over/Under Sidelock with Mechanical Single Non-Selective Trigger and Individual Ejectors
Markings: The top tang is marked “S09 / AAA157B” under the release lever. The top barrel is marked “P. Beretta – ITALY-” on the left and “BERETTA U.S.A. CORP. ACKK., M.D” on the right. Below the stock line, the right side of the top barrel is also marked “MADE IN ITALY.”. The right side of the bottom barrel is marked “410 GA 3” 27″”. The left side of the bottom barrel is marked “BOEHLER * ANTINIT STEEL”, “KG0490”, “10.4” and with a Gardone proof. Below the stock line the left side of the top barrel is marked “CAM. 76”, “10.4” and with a Gardone proof. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “S09”, “PB / AAA157B”, with three Gardone proofs, and the “BC” date code. The forend iron is marked “AAA157B”. The watertable is marked with three Gardone proofs. The bottom tang is marked “S09”. The receiver is marked “S09” on the top flat of the left side (only visible with the action opened). Both sides of the receiver are marked “P. BERETTA” along the top edge. The bottom of the receiver is marked “INGL. DASSA 92” next to the front of the trigger guard. The receiver has full coverage scroll engraving, the release lever, top tang, bottom tang, trigger guard, safety, forend iron lever, base of the forend iron also have scroll engraving, and shoulders of the barrel set at the receiver also have scroll engraving. The screws are engraved. The bottom of the receiver is engraved with a game bird in flight. The side plates are both engraved with wooded scenes with game birds in flight. The top of the release lever has a gold relief engraved crown.
Barrel Length: Nominal 27″ Solid Rib, Actual Length 26 9/16″
Choke: Full over Modified, Both Fixed
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a steel bead on the barrel at the front of the rib. The rib is finely stippled for glare reduction
Weight: 5 lb. 2 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered oil-finished hand-checkered European walnut briar with a pistol grip, straight comb, and a checkered bare butt. There are a few light handling marks. There is a small compression on the left side of the buttstock. There are a few faint compressions above the toe. There are some faint draglines. The LOP measures 14 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the butt. The drop at comb measures approximately 1 1/4” and 2 1/4” at the heel. The cast is slightly off. The butt has light wear. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Coin
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion in the bores.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains approximately 98% of its metal finish. There is faint thinning on the leading edges of the barrel. There are few tiny marks infrequently disbursed over the barrel set. The receiver has light handling wear. There is light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including the ejectors. The action locks up tight with no play. 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 locking Beretta leather luggage case containing four wood handled screw drivers, and a cleaning rod & kit. The cleaning rod and kit are too large for .410 bore.
Our Assessment: The incredible Beretta SO9 Over-and-Unders represent a melding of the world’s most popular gauges (12, 20, 28 and.410) with the world’s most sought-after-engraving…all brought together in the foremost example of the Beretta Premium Grade. The true sidelock actions and receivers of each of the four available SO9 models are specific and proportioned to each gauge, matching the gauge’s mechanical and ballistic requirements. The result of the design is a perfectly balanced and superior functioning shotgun that will provide flawless performance for generations. The SO9 has a unique advanced locking system with a double longitudinal bolt that engages internal Monobloc lugs in the receiver body which are positioned above the upper barrel axis to minimize stress when firing. The fully functional locks are mounted on pins machined into the side plates eliminating the need for through pins, enhancing the aesthetic quality of the receiver, this feature is exclusive to the S09. The barrels are cold hammer-forged from blanks of Boehler Antinit steel assuring exceptional strength, light weight and corrosion resistance. The stocks are crafted out of beautifully figured European walnut burl and are hand checkered and oil-finished. A master engraver then turns the metal parts into his canvas and expertly engraves scroll, game scenes, a mixture of both, or custom engraving depending on what the purchaser orders resulting in a one of one shotgun. The engraving is truly masterful, upon looking at the work you will be blown away. One can almost see the flutter of the birds wings, the sway of the grass, the subtle clouds in the sky, and feel the bark on the trees perfectly painting a game scene that makes you feel like you are in the field. This is truly a beautiful shotgun, a true crown jewel heirloom piece waiting for a spot in your collection. Please see our photos and good luck!