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Model: A400 Xcel Sporting Cole Pro 50/50 Constitution & Flag Cerakote
Serial Number: XA242882
Year of Manufacture: 2020 (20 Date Code)
Gauge: 12 Ga 2 ¾” or 3″
Action Type: Semi Automatic Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SPORTING / BERETTA — GARDONE V.T – MADE IN ITALY / OB HP 12 Ga. 76mm for 2 ¾”, 3″-32″-18.6”. The right side of the barrel is marked “WARNING READ MANUAL BEFORE USE / BERETTA USA CORP. ACKK. MD.”. the left portion of the barrel hidden by the forearm has two proof marks, “20” date code, “ALLOYED CR. MO. QUENCHED HIGH TENSILE STEEL / XB257851 IT20”. The underside of the barrel is marked “0463282”. The underside of the receiver is marked with two proof marks and the date code “20”. The left of the receiver is marked “A400 Xcel 12 GA / MADE IN ITALY-PATENTED” and with the Cole logo over “COLE”. The right side of the receiver is marked with the Beretta logo over “BERETTA”, “XCEL”, the serial number, and “IT20”. The trigger guard is marked “X”. The right side of the receiver is finished with the American flag and the left side is finished with the constitution. The sides of the forearm are marked with the Cole trigger logo at the rear. The gas vent is marked “COLE” in gold lettering.
Barrel Length: 32” Vent Ribbed
Choke: The gun takes interchangeable chokes. Included is a Beretta A400 Cole Precision Improved Cylinder choke.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a white bead at the muzzle on top of the ventilated rib. Mounted midway is a small silver toned bead. The top of the rib is checkered to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece Cole laminate wood stocks are checkered with a finger grooved forend, a pistol grip with slight palm swells, a straight comb, and a rubber Beretta buttpad. There is little indication of use, the gun has been cared for and stored very well. The checkering is sharp with no signs of compressed checkers. The LOP measures 14 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the firm rubber buttpad. The pad shows no notable imperfections. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue Barrel, 50/50 Cerakoted Alloy Receiver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of finish shows nothing eye-catching nor any defects that we can see. The screw heads are sharp. 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 previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The factory hard case is included with this shotgun. The factory paperwork, stock shims, gun oil, and choke tube wrench are all included with this shotgun.
Our Assessment: This gun immediately caught our eye once we opened the case. Beretta makes arguably the best semi-auto shotgun at the price point. Combine that with the craftsmanship of Cole Gunsmithing and this is what you get… “With the 400 Xcel, Beretta has built a clay shooter’s dream semi auto shotgun. Being one of the fastest cycling shotguns on the market and offering extremely low recoil, the A400 is an absolute winner also thanks to its impeccable balance and handling. Find out the features that make this shotgun it’s competitor’s nemesis. This A400 Cole Pro has a 50/50 Constitution & Flag cerakote receiver, oversized cocking handle and Cole bolt closer. We have also fitted this shotgun with our new laminate wood set, obtainable EXCLUSIVELY from us here at Cole Gunsmithing. These wood sets feature dual palm swells to accommodate both right and left handed shooters, as well as an upgraded forend flange. We’ve done away with the plastic piece and took it back to the older, better 391 style metal flange featuring “Cole ” in gold lettering at the top.” There you have it; we couldn’t have said it better ourselves! This shotgun is beautiful, in Excellent overall condition. Don’t miss out, drop a bid!