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Lot 1506: Giovanelli Engraved Beretta Model 687 EELL Shotgun 4 Barrel Set

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Giovanelli Engraved Beretta Model 687 EELL Over/Under Shotgun Four Barrel Set with Box and Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $9,500

Giovanelli Engraved Beretta Model 687 EELL Over/Under Shotgun Four Barrel Set with Box and Case

Manufacturer: Beretta Pietro
Model: 687 EELL
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 892
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 258
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 2002. Blued Excelsior steel barrels with dual bead sights on the matted vent rib, standard Beretta markings and Italian proofs, and chambers marked 2 3/4 inches with automatic ejectors. The coin finished sideplated action displays floral scroll engraving surrounding mallards in a marsh scene on the left, grouse in flight on the right, and a single woodcock on the underside. The trigger plate is signed "Bottega C. Giovanelli" for the engraving firm. The gun features a single gold trigger and a tang mounted safety/selector switch. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered forend with engraved fittings and pistol grip stock with blank gold inscription oval and Beretta recoil pad. Includes three extra 28 inch barrel sets, one of each in .410 bore, 28 gauge, and 20 gauge and the original shipping carton and a leather bound takedown case that house the whole set. Barrel measurements for the 20 gauge set (U/O): chambers marked 2 3/4 inches; bore diameter nine inches from the breech measured at .623/.621 inches; choke constriction .004/.006 inches; minimum wall thickness .048/.049 inches. Barrel measurements for the 28 gauge set (U/O): chambers marked 2 3/4 inches; bore diameter nine inches from the breech measured at .551/.555 inches; choke constriction .002/.002 inches; minimum wall thickness .045/.043 inches. Barrel measurements for the .410 bore set: chambers marked 2 1/2 inches. Barrel and stock measurements for the 12 gauge set (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech proved at 18.5/18.4 mm (.728/.724 inches) and measured at .730/.727 inches; choke constriction .006/.008 inches; minimum wall thickness .045/.048 inches; 1 7/16 inch drop at comb; 2 1/4 inch drop at heel; 14 5/16 inch length of pull; cast-off; weight 7 lbs 10 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue and coin finishes, limited handling evidence, and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. The box and case are very good with some wear and the extra barrel sets are all excellent. Mechanically excellent.



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