SOLD FOR: $1,575.00
Serial Number: C12436
Year of Manufacture: 1955
Gauge: 20 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells
Action Type: Side-by-Side Double Barrel Shotgun with Single Non-Selective Trigger and Individual Ejectors
Markings: The top of each barrel is marked “ALLOY CHROMIUM COMPRESSED STEEL / SPECIAL TYPE TITANIA” in front of the chambers. The left of the left barrel at the chamber is marked “PIETRO BERETTA – GARDONE V.T. / MADE in ITALY”, the right of the right barrel is marked “CAL. 20”. The top of the rib at the rear is marked “BERETTA” and with a Beretta rings and arrows logo. The bottom of the left barrel is marked “Kg 1,210 15,8 14,8”, the bottom of the right is marked “17,4 / 70”, and “16,0 15,4”. Each side of the barrel flat is marked “CHOKE”, crown over “PB”, and “BERETTA”, the left flat is also marked with date code “XI”, “C12436” and “?55”, the right flat is also marked with three Italian proofs, “20”, and “CROM. INT.”. The top of the forend iron is marked “C12436”, the inside of the forend is stamped “410”. The water table is marked “P. BERETTA – Gardone V.T.”, “C12436”, “20” in circle, and with three Italian proofs. The bottom of the receiver is marked “MONOBLOC / BERETTA”. The receiver has scroll, floral and border engraving. The top of the lever has an embossed silver bird in flight.
Barrel Length: 28”
Choke: Both Cylinder Bore, Both Fixed
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a silver-colored bead front sight at the front of the finely checkered solid rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with beavertail forend which has a silver-colored tip housing the push-button release, half-pistol grip, sling swivel on the toe line (the other is mounted to the bottom of the rib) straight comb and solid red-orange rubber buttpad with black spacer. The forend has scattered light compressions, scuffs, and areas of thinning finish at the front. The buttstock has several scattered light compressions, scratches, drag lines, scuffs and areas of thinning finish in the wrist. There is a a pair of thin cracks at the left edge of the receiver extending back into the flat area in front of the wrist. There are no chips and no cracks not described. The checkering is well defined with light handling wear. The drop at heel measures about 2 1/8” at the pad, 2 1/16″ at the rear of the wood. The drop at comb measures about 1 7/16”. The LOP measures 14 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the pad, 13 11/16″ to the rear of the wood. The pad is still fairly supple and shows scattered light wear with residue, likely from adhesive attaching an additional pad, in about Very Good condition. The stocks rate in about Good-Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued with Silver-Colored Receiver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion. There is some stubborn fouling just in front of the chambers.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The barrels have only a few scattered light marks and light wear on the bottoms from the forend. The forend iron shows finish wear at its bottom corners. The receiver has only a few scattered light handling marks and some discoloration around the lever which appears to be residue as most of it was easily cleaned out with a q-tip. The lever and safety slider show light handling wear. The trigger guard has a few light marks and some light wear in the bottom tang. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Very Good-plus condition and would likely be Fine-Excellent if the wood were in the same condition as the metal.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including the individual ejectors. The trigger is recoil operated and non-selective, firing the right barrel first. The safety doe NOT automatically engage when the lever is pushed. The barrels lock up with no play to the receiver. 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 thin leather slings which has scattered light wear and intact stitching, in about Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: Through years of production, well-proven side by sides have shown off the best of Beretta’s skill. Surprisingly light and responsive, they incorporate features that enhance performance and durability while preserving their simplicity. This is a 410E, a higher quality, auto-ejecting version of the 409, which has finish and engraving providing beauty equal to its manufacturing quality. This shotgun is in about Very Good condition with 97% of its finish, bright bores, strong mechanics, and only some wear on its stocks preventing it from rating Fine-Excellent condition. This gun is ready for the range or the field and is sure to turn some heads. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible shotgun CAN be transferred in California.
Weight is 6lbs 8.3oz.