Model: AL 391 Teknys Gold Optima
Serial Number: AA242048
Year of Manufacture: 2003
Gauge: 12 Gauge 3” Chambers
Action Type: Semi Automatic Shotgun
Markings: The right side of the receiver is marked “BERETTA / Made in Italy / Patented / AA242048”. The left side of the receiver is marked “AL 391 Teknys – 12 ga. / BERETTA” The underside of the receiver is marked with the Italian date code and proofs. The receiver has engraved game scenes, jeweled breech bolt, and carrier, with green enamel inserts. The left side of the barrel is marked “BERETTA – GARDONE V.T. – MADE IN ITALY / OB 12 GA 3” – 28” / OPTIMA – BORE / AB240996 / 33815 B / KG 1,090 CAM 76- 18.7” with the Italian date code and proofs. The right side of the barrel is marked with the idiot warning and address followed by “ALLOYED CR MO QUENCHED HIGH TENSILE STEEL”.
Barrel Length: 28”
Choke: Improved Cylinder is currently installed. In the case is Turkey choke (extra Full), Modified, Full, Improved Modified, and Light Modified.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a green fiber optic sight at the muzzle on a ventilated rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are High Grade finely checkered wood stocks. There checkering is sharp without any notable mars. There is little indication of use to the stocks. No notable scratches or flaws post factory. There are some light scuffs from storage in the hard case. The LOP measures 14.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the black rubber recoil pad. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: In the white receiver, Blue Barrel
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light wear from the operation. There are some scuffs and scratches on the face of the bolt from light casual use. There is wear to the barrel, receiver, and small parts from assembly and disassembly. The gun was used by a responsible sportsman, there is no sign of abuse. 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 used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The gun is housed in a Beretta factory Takedown hard case. The case has a few scuffs to the exterior from use and storage. Included in the case is some factory paperwork, a choke wrench, additional chokes mentioned above, with two buttpads and receiver shims as pictured.
Our Assessment: What a beautiful shotgun. Almost too flashy to take into the field hunting… Almost. We bet that just unboxing this beauty with cause the birds to drop from the sky and clays will turn to dust before they even leave the thrower. Of course, that would be awesome and disappointing at the same time… because you really want to shoot this gun. This writer owns a similar model for dove, pigeon, quail, Turkey, and sporting clays (just about everything that flies) and has gone through thousands for rounds without having to replace a single part. With regular maintenance, this gun will easily become a favorite. It is amazing how much recoil is absorbed and managed by this action. No sportsman or woman will be disappointed in owning this gun.