SOLD FOR: $3101
Model: 686 Silver Pigeon I; Item Number: J686FP8
Serial Number: F10189X
Year of Manufacture: 2020 (IT20 Date Code)
Gauge: 20 Gauge 3? Shells and 28 Gauge 2 3/4” Shells
Action Type: Top-Break, Over/Under with Single Selective Mechanical Trigger (inertial) and Individual Ejectors
Barrel Length: Both Barrel Sets are 28″, Vent-Rib
Choke: Each barrel set is threaded for removable chokes, each with Full over Modified installed. Improved Modified, Improved Cylinder, and Cylinder are also included for each barrel set.
Sights / Optics: Each barrel set has a steel bead at the muzzle and fine checkering on the rib for glare-reduction.
Weight: 6 lb., 9.2 oz. with the 28 gauge barrel set installed; 6 lbs. 6.2 oz. with the 20 Gauge barrel set installed.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece finely checkered select walnut with schnabel forend tip, pistol grip, straight comb and solid black rubber Beretta buttpad. There is no significant wear or damage present. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 5/8? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad, which shows no notable wear or damage. The drop at comb measures approximately 1 3/8? and 2 1/4? at the heel. The cast is about neutral. Overall, the stocks are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Silver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: Both bore sets are bright with no erosion. In this writer’s opinion, the bores rate 10/10.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains approximately 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including 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: This shotgun comes in a blue plastic Beretta case with compartments for the barrel assembly, action assembly, chokes and accessories. Accessories include the extra chokes, choke wrench, and a bottle of Beretta oil.
Our Assessment: This Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon I with 20 and 28 gauge barrel sets is a fine example of Beretta quality. With the immense quality of a Beretta, beautiful engraving and gorgeous walnut stocks, this is a gun that comes alive in your hands and promises to be absolute death on both clay and flesh birds. Chambered for 20 and 28 gauge with a 28″ barrel sets and a variety of chokes, this is a versatile gun that will be suitable for just about any shotgun needs. If you have an appreciation for the finest double guns, this Silver Pigeon I is a fantastic gun you don’t want to pass up. Please see our photos and good luck!