SOLD FOR: $8,030
Model: SO5 Sporting Clays
Serial Number: C15499B
Year of Manufacture: 2003
Gauge: 12 Gauge 2 ¾” Shells
Action Type: Over Under Shotgun with Single Selective Trigger and Ejectors
Markings: The left side of the upper barrel is marked “12 ga. 2 ¾” – 29 ½” Beretta – Gardone V.T. / CAM. 70 18.4” followed by a shield proof. The left side of the lower barrel is marked “BOEHLER * ANINIT STEEL /KG1,590 18.4” followed by a shield. The left side of the chamber on the lower barrel is marked “5 O”. The underside of the barrel is marked “KEBCO SS II D 26531” The underside of the chamber is marked with a crown over “PB” over two Italian proofs, “BT” in a square and “C15499B”. The right side of the barrel is marked “WARNING READ INSTRUCTION BOOK FOR SAFE OPERATION / BOOK FREE FROM BERETTA”. The right side of the chamber is marked “BERETTA USA CORP ACKK MD / MADE IN ITALY”. The left side of the receiver is marked “BERETTA”. The bottom tang is marked “SO5”. The underside of the receiver is marked “MADE IN ITALY / BERETTA”. The right side of the receiver is marked “BERETTA”. The top tang is marked “C15499B / SO5”. The forend hardware is marked “15499”
Barrel Length: 29 ½”
Choke: This shotgun is threaded for interchangeable Beretta Mobil chokes. It is currently mounted with chokes marked with a U 3 &4 and Mobil. In the case are 7 Beretta chokes Skeet, 2x Modified, Improved Cylinder, Improved Mod, Full, Light Full, and two Briley Spectrum ported chokes Light Modified, and Improved Cylinder.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a green fiber optic front sight on a full length ventilated rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are Checkered walnut. The pistol grip has a palm swell for a right handed shooter. The buttstock has some light compression marks in the wood, a few light scrapes and handling marks in the clear coat. The comb has some scuffing at the recoil pad There are no cracks or losses. There is a linear slice in the checkering on the left side of the pistol grip. The forend shows a few light marks in the checkering. The drop at heel is 2”. The drop at comb measures 1 ½”. The LOP measures 14 ¾” from the front of the trigger to the back of the Limb Saver Recoil Pad. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: This shotgun has a blue barrel set with a coin receiver.
Finish Originality: All Origial
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is No erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is only light thinning to the hard edges of the rib. There is some faint thinning to the protective coating on the coin finish of the receiver. The screw heads are Sharp. The markings are Clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions Correctly and smoothly. We have not fired this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes in a leather Beretta form fitted case. There is a cloth sleeve for the receiver and for the barrel set. There is a cleaning kit including a bore mop, brass bore brush, and a patch tip. These three are housed within a small leather container with a snap lid. There is a wooden three piece cleaning rod, owner’s manual and original paperwork are also included. 11 Chokes described in the chokes section are also included. All accessories are as photographed.
Our Assessment: This is a truly amazing kit. With as many chokes as you could desire, this is a professional shotgun for serious shooters. Everything you could need is housed in a nice leather Beretta case ready for the competitor to grab and go. “With five gold medals in five different Olympics, and countless other awards in the most prestigious international competitions, the best shooters in the world consider the SO5 over-and-unders the finest competition shotguns ever made. As with all high grade Beretta shotguns, the SO5 competition Over-and-Unders are hand-crafted to meet the requirements of every discipline and can be further personalized for peak performance. The low-profile action body is exceptionally sleek to enhance swing and pointability in the heat of competition. The true sidelock design is simple and reliable, renowned for its extremely quick lock times and ultra-crisp trigger pull. Competition pistol grip stock and fore-end feature left- or right-hand palm swells and are crafted from carefully selected, highly figured walnut. They can be sized and dimensioned to the shooter’s individual specifications. Each is finished and checkered by hand with the utmost care. The side plates are beautifully hand engraved with a light scroll pattern and finished to Beretta’s extremely high custom standards. The floorplate is embellished with a 24-carat fine gold inlay of the “P. Beretta” signature on the coin silver finish. The gun comes complete with fitted carrying case and a set of maintenance tools. Details such as the knurled trigger provide an extra edge.” Sourced from PremiumShotguns.com and Beretta.com.
SOLD FOR: $8,030