SOLD FOR: $1,225.00
Model: S680 Trap
Serial Number: C52789B
Year of Manufacture: 1980 (AF date code)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 3/4″ Shells
Action Type: Top-Break, Over/Under with Single Selective Trigger and Selective Ejectors
Markings: The top tang is marked “C52789B”, the bottom of the receiver is marked “MADE IN ITALY / P. Beretta / GARDONE V.T. / Mod S.680”. The receiver has border engraving around its features. The trigger plate is marked “PATENTED”. The bottom of the trigger guard is marked “TRAP”. The top of the forend iron is marked “52789”, the exterior of the forend iron has floral engraving. The left of the top barrel is marked “P. Beretta-Gardone V.T.-ITALY-” and with “PB” in oval and at the chamber with “12 GA. 2 3/4 IN. – 30 INCHES F/IM”. The left of the top barrel below the top of the forend is marked “CAM 70” and “18.4” next to a punch mark (Full Choke Marking). The left of the bottom barrel is marked “-EXCELSIOR-HIGH STRENGTH ALLOYED STEEL-CAL. 12 / KG1.520”, “18.5” and with two punch marks (Improved Modified Choke Marking), the bottom of the bottom barrel is marked “BB-2”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “C52789B” with three proof marks, “AF” date code and crowned “PB”. The right of the top barrel at the chamber is marked “BERBEN CORPORATION N.Y.-N.Y. / MADE IN ITALY”.
Barrel Length: 30”, Vent-Rib
Choke: Fixed Full over Improved Modified
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a red bead in a base at the front of the ventilated rib and a smaller red mid-bead. The top of the rib is checkered to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered select walnut with pistol grip, monte-carlo comb, ventilated brown rubber Pachmayr recoil pad and an unmarked brass plate inlet to the toe-line. The forend has a few scattered light compressions and drag-lines, mostly on the bottom but also with a mark on the left-rear. The buttstock has a few scattered light compressions and handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is slightly smoothed from handling but well defined and without mars. The LOP measures 14 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad, 13 3/8″ to the end of the wood. The drop at the front of the comb is about 1 3/16″, drop at the rear of the comb is about 1 5/16″, drop at heel is about 1 7/8″. The cast is about neutral. The recoil pad is still fairly supple with light wear around the edges, in about Very Good-Fine condition. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Silver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There appears to be very light erosion in front of the bottom chamber, but this will likely prove to be stubborn fouling after a patient cleaning.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. The barrels have a few scattered light marks including a spot of light scuffing on the right about 8″ from the muzzle, some very light wear from the forend, not visible when assembled, and the rib has thinning finish on its edges with infrequent light wear on the top. The receiver has a patch of light scuffing on the left faux-sideplate behind the breech and there are some light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine 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 Beretta branded hard-sided case with leather reinforcement at the ends, brass fixtures, compartments for the barrel assembly, stocked receiver assembly and a lidded compartment for accessories. In the accessory compartment are keys for the case, an assortment of factory paperwork including manual and a spare firing pin assembly. The case has scattered light wear on the exterior, mostly at edges and corners which show some thinning and very small tears. The interior has light wear from the contents with some spots of discoloration from fouling and oil. Overall, the case is in about Very Good-plus condition.
Our Assessment: This Beretta S680 Trap in 12 gauge is a great example of quality Beretta shotguns. From the solid action to the beautiful silver-finished receiver, this is a shotgun that will turn some heads at the range with performance to match its looks. The shotgun is in about Fine condition with some light wear consistent with responsible use, bright bores and strong mechanics. If you’re looking for a nice Trap shotgun, this is the one. It even comes with a nice Beretta case for transport. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.