Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1510: Abercrombie & Fitch Retailer Marked Beretta Model S2 Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Factory Engraved Abercrombie & Fitch Retailer Marked Beretta Model S2 Sidelock Ejector Over/Under Shotgun with Case and Barrel Inserts

Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Factory Engraved Abercrombie & Fitch Retailer Marked Beretta Model S2 Sidelock Ejector Over/Under Shotgun with Case and Barrel Inserts

Manufacturer: Beretta Pietro
Model: S2
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 748
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 258
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1950. Dual white bead sights on the matted, solid rib, top barrel marked "-ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO. - NEW YORK-/-MADE IN ITALY-" and "-U.S. AGENTS-" on the left and right respectively, 2 3/4 inch chambers with ejectors, and Briley choke system added (modified/skeet installed). The coin grey sidelock action displays English style rose and scroll engraving with a silver inlaid pigeon on the toplever. The gun features double triggers and a manual tang mounted safety switch. Highly figured, multi-point checkered semi-Schnabel tip forend with engraved fittings and round knob pistol grip stock with Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. Includes a canvas bound takedown case with snap caps, oiler, five extra choke tubes (improved cylinder, light modified, improved modified, light full, and full), and two 28 gauge full length barrel inserts with insertion tool and two extra chokes. Stock measurements: 1 5/8 inch drop at comb; 2 inch drop at heel; 14 3/8 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs 6 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue and coin finishes, slight separation of the rib toward the rear, light handling evidence, The revarnished wood is very fine with a few minor dings and scratches and sharp checkering. The case is very fine. Top barrel ejector does not always trip, otherwise mechanically excellent.



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