SOLD FOR: $4825
Model: 687 EELL Sporting
Serial Number: F96445B
Year of Manufacture: 1991 (BA date code)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 3/4″ & 3″ Magnum
Action Type: Top-Break, Over/Under Shotgun with Single Selective Trigger (mechanical) and Individual Ejectors
Barrel Length: 28?
Choke: The barrels are threaded for Mobil chokes. Included chokes are Beretta (2x Skeet, 1x Full, 1x IC) and Briley (2x Skeet).
Each of the sub-gauge tubes is threaded with Briley Cylinder chokes installed.
Sights / Optics: There is a white bead in a base at the front of the rib and a small metal mid-bead. The top of the rib is finely checkered for glare reduction.
Weight: 7 lb., 14.1 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered select walnut with a finger-grooved forend, pistol grip, straight comb and brown rubber Decelerator buttpad. The stocks have only a few scattered small marks. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad, 13 3/4? to the back of the wood with the trigger in its current position (it can be adjusted forward to slightly increase LOP). Drop at comb measures approximately 1 1/2?” and drop at heel 2 3/8?. The cast is about neutral. The grip does not have a palm-swell. The pad has light wear but is still supple. Overall, the stocks are in Fine-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Silver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores (including the sub-gauge tubes) are bright. There is no erosion in the bores. In this writer’s opinion, the bores rate 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains approximately 96% of its metal finish. There is a patch of wear on the bottom barrel in front of the forend. The action shows minor operational wear, mostly concealed while assembled. There are a few scattered minor marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including ejectors. The action locks up tight with no play. The safety does not set automatically but functions properly when set manually. 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 with a full set of Briley sub-gauge tubes (20 ga, 28 ga & .410 Bore) and a Pacific Sporting Arms canvas and leather case which can hold the gun and the tubes. The original serial-matching cardboard Beretta box is also included along with the chokes described above and an assortment of factory paperwork including the manual.
Our Assessment: This Beretta 687 EELL Trap in 12 gauge is a great example of quality Beretta shotguns as well as being a beautiful work of art. From the solid action to Bottega Giovanelli’s beautifully engraved scenes on the receiver, this is a shotgun that will turn some heads at the range with performance to match its looks.
This example is the Sporting model with 28″ barrels threaded for Mobil chokes. An assortment of chokes is included as well as a full set of Briley sub-gauge tubes, allowing for the use of 12 gauge, 20 gauge, 28 gauge and .410 all in the same gun! The tubes are also threaded for chokes with each having Cylinder tubes installed. The gun comes with its original factory box as well as with a nice canvas and leather case which can hold the gun and sub-gauge tubes. In Fine-plus condition, this is a beautiful Beretta that will take a prized place in any safe in America and should be a wonderful gun for skeet or sporting clays. Please see our photos and good luck!
Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud