Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3525: Giovanelli Engraved Beretta Model 687 EELL Over/Under Shotgun

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Bottega C. Giovanelli Game Scene Engraved Beretta Model 687 EELL Over/Under Shotgun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Bottega C. Giovanelli Game Scene Engraved Beretta Model 687 EELL Over/Under Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Beretta Pietro
Model: 687 EELL
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 32 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/grey
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 302
Class: Modern Long Gun

Manufactured in 2006. Blued Excelsior steel barrels with dual bead sights on the matted vent rib, standard Beretta markings and Italian proofs, interchangeable chokes (light modified/modified installed), and chambers marked 3 inches with automatic ejectors. The coin finished sideplated action displays floral scroll engraving surrounding a trio of pheasants in an upland scene on the left, a pair of woodcocks on the right, and gold inlaid "PH" on the triggerguard. 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. Highly figured, multi-point checkered Schnabel forend with engraved fittings and pistol grip stock with blank inscription oval and Kick-Eez recoil pad. Includes a Beretta takedown case. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech both proved and measured at 18.6mm (.732 inches); minimum wall thickness .034/.032 inches; 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 3/8 inch drop at heel; 14 5/16 inch length of pull; weight 8 lbs.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 99% original grey finish and 97% original blue with light rub wear ahead of the forend on both sides and some light oil stains on the action. The wood is fine with light damage to the recoil pad, bruising to the left side of the pistol grip, and sharp forearm checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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