Beretta S3 12 Gauge – 1969, SIDELOCK, SPECIAL ORDER, 28”, WOW!, vintage firearms inc

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Description: Beretta, Year 1969, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 4oz, Chokes IC/M Serial Number: 35822

In the world of fine shotguns, Beretta is a well-known entity. From utilitarian guns to some of the finest "BEST GUNS" ever produced on the planet, you can find what you are looking for in the Beretta line up. Beretta created their low-profile action for their over/under guns and reserved the “S Series” as special-order guns with hand engraved actions, beautifully figured wood with deluxe checkering, hand assembled and balanced to perfection. Later in production the “S Series” became known as the “SO Series” to designate the “SPECIAL ORDER” nature of these fine shotguns. The S3 Grade eventually was renamed the SO3 and then in the last decade or so has been renamed the SO9 Grade. The gun we are presenting for sale here is a S3 Grade 12ga. sn35822 built in 1969, during the time-period when Beretta was still producing flawless guns. This S3 is hand engraved in the old-world way with 90% coverage of beautiful vine and floral style engraving and adorned with lavishly figured European walnut stocks, finely checkered with 28lpi hand-cut checkering, and in the English, straight hand style that makes for such a great upland gun. The most desirable 28” Boehler steel barrels with ventilated rib are choked IC/M with perfect bores, no dents, and set up tight on the breech face and trunnions showing no signs of wear. The barrel blue rates 99% and there are two white beads. The barrel weight is stamped as 1.37 kilograms with the gun weighing 7 1/4lbs. and balanced delightfully between the hands. The action has the Kersten style cross bolt lock up, crisp single trigger that is gold plated and checkered showing little signs of use. The near invisible screws are in perfect condition and the mechanics are excellent. Look closely in the photos and you will see features that make the Beretta S3 series a true BEST GUN. The frame is hand filed with beaded fences, rebated frame to hold the head of the stock, gracefully flared bolsters under the breech of the top barrel, frame sculpted on the sides and bottom, stocked to the fences and a finely shaped long tang trigger guard. The Beretta S3 from this time-period is a special gun, and only a few ever come up for sale. This gun has some of the nicest figured wood of any I have seen, with excellent shooting dimensions and the most desirable chokes for upland hunting and sporting clays. We are offering the gun at a very affordable price just in time for your upland and clay target season that is upon us. Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length: 28"***** Chokes: .006/.017 IC/M***** Bores: excellent***** Bore Diameter: .732/.732***** Wall Thickness: .033/.033***** % Blue: 99%***** Chambers: 2 3/4"***** Ribs: vent rib, tight***** Sights: ivory mid; white bradley front*****


Action: tight, centered***** Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed***** Case Color: coin finish 99%***** Screws: perfect***** Engraving: hand cut scroll and floral; 90% coverage***** Trigger Type: single non selective trigger, crisp***** Trigger Guard Color: 99% blue*****


Type: English stock/field style forend***** LOP: 14 1/4"***** LOP To End Of Wood: 13 1/2"***** DAH: 2 1/4"***** DAC: 1 9/16"***** Cast: 1/4" off***** Checkering Condition: excellent, 28 lines per inch***** Butt Treatment: decelerator sporting clays pad, black*****

There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm.

Call to purchase. If you have any questions please call or email us. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Beretta
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: Yes.

LET ME SELL YOUR GUNS!!! As you can see, I do a thorough job, am nationally known, and have hundreds of existing customers looking for your gun! Federally licensed dealer of Classic American Doubles, i.e. Fox, Parker, Ithaca, L.C. Smith, Lefever. Guns must be shipped to licensed dealer. Layaways accepted. No returns on layaways. I BUY SHOTGUNS, COLLECTIONS OR ONE AT A TIME.

Shipping Notes: Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost) Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received. Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only Shipping & Insurance: Ground $110.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees! Item Condition: Used Requires FFL?: Yes

Item #: 967519723
SKU: 35822
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
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City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Phone: 616-292-6240
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