SOLD FOR: $2557
Model: 686 Onyx
Serial Number: L04741B
Year of Manufacture: 1992 (BB date code)
Caliber: 20 Gauge, 3” Magnum Chamber
Action Type: Over/Under Double Barrel Shotgun with SST and Ejector
Barrel Length: 28” Vent Rib
Choke: Both barrels are threaded and installed with choke tubes measuring Cylinder Bore. There are no other choke tubes included.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bead fixed to the rib above the muzzles. The top of the rib is textured to help reduce glare.
Weight: 6 lbs, 0.3 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The custom deluxe grade stocks are two-piece checkered wood featuring a schnabel forend, a straight grip, a straight grip and a checkered wood buttplate. The wood shows light nicks, compressions and a few minor handling and storage marks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The drop at the comb is 1.38”. The drop at the heel is 2.25”. The cast is neutral. The stocks are in Fine Plus overall condition and are not original to the shotgun.
Type of Finish: Black with Gold Accent Trigger
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are mostly bright. There is some persistent fouling but no erosion in either bore. In this writer’s opinion and for the age, this bore rates a 9 or 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows a few scratches primarily on the upper edges of the receiver and some scattered handling marks. The pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrel lockup is tight with no play to the receiver. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: Beretta is currently the oldest manufacturer of firearm components in the world, the company manufactured arquebus barrels which were supplied to the Venetian fleet that defeated the Ottomans during the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. The company remains one of the most prestigious firearms manufacturers in the world, and this pistol is an example of the quality firearms the company is renowned for.
Chambered for 20 gauge with a 28? barrel and capable of accepting a variety of chokes (not included), this is a versatile gun that will be suitable for upland birds and challenging yourself on the Skeet fields. This shotgun is in Fine Plus condition with signs of light use. This is a well-made Italian double gun made by one of the best, it will serve its new owner well for years to come. Please see our photos and good luck in your bidding!