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Lot 3570: Giovanelli Engraved Beretta Model 687 EELL Shotgun 3 Barrel Set

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Bottega C. Giovanelli Engraved Beretta Model 687 EELL Over/Under Shotgun Three Barrel Set with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Bottega C. Giovanelli Engraved Beretta Model 687 EELL Over/Under Shotgun Three Barrel Set with Case

Manufacturer: Beretta Pietro
Model: 687
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 29 1/2 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1268
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 272
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 2007. Blued Excelsior steel barrels with single white bead sight on the matted vent rib, standard Beretta markings, 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and interchangeable chokes (improved cylinder/modified installed). The coin finished sideplated action displays beautiful floral scroll engraving with bouquets of flowers interspersed surrounding a trio of pheasant in an upland scene on the left plate and a pair of woodcocks on the right plate. The triggerplate is signed "Bottega C. Giovanelli" for the famous firm. The gun features a single gold trigger and tang mounted safety/selector switch. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered Schnabel tip forend with engraved fittings including the Deeley style release and pistol grip stock with blank gold inscription oval and Old English recoil pad. This gun includes two extra barrel sets, one 30 inch 28 gauge set and one 29 1/2 inch 20 gauge set as well as six extra choke tubes all housed in an Americase takedown case. Barrel measurements for the 28 gauge set (U/O): 2 3/4 inch chambers; bore diameter nine inches from the breech .549/.549 inches; minimum wall thickness .048/.050 inches. Barrel measurements for the 20 gauge set (U/O): 3 inch chambers; bore diameter nine inches from the breech .629/.627 inches; minimum wall thickness .032/.031 inches. Barrel and stock measurements for the 12 gauge set (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech proved at 18.3/18.4 mm (.724/.720 inches) and measured .723/.723 inches; minimum wall thickness .039/.039 inches; 1 9/16 inch drop at comb; 2 1/2 inch drop at heel; 14 9/16 inch length of pull; weight 8 lbs. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 97% plus original blue and 99% original coin finishes with minor handling evidence. The wood is very good with scattered light scratches, a few dings near the toe, and crisp checkering. The case and extra barrels are excellent. Mechanically excellent.



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