1953 Monobloc Vittoria - Beretta - SxS - Model 401 - 12ga - Hammer Gun made by Pietro Beretta located in Brescia, Gardone, Val Trompe, Italy. Modern hammer guns especially this model are rarely listed for sale in the United States. For more pictures contact me.
The barrels are constructed on the Monobloc system (for which Beretta is somewhat famous) which is separate tubes brazed into a machined breech section as evidenced by the knurled rings around each barrel at the joint of the tubes and breech section located about 4" forward of the breech end of the barrels.
The stampings on the frame watertable and the right barrel flat indicate that this shotgun was proofed in the finished state in 1953 (date is on the left forward barrel flat). The makers mark, "PB"surmounted by a crown is located on both barrels flats.
The serial number is 141304. The stampings on the underside of the barrels forward of the barrel flats indicate that the gun has a tight 12 gauge chamber (20.3 mm or 0.799") and is chambered for the 70 mm or 2 3/4" long shell.
The barrels weighed 3.44 lbs before striking. Both barrels are bored to a tight 12 gauge bore (Left: 18.3 mm or 0.720" and Right: 18.4 mm or 0.724"). Both barrels are choked full (Left: 17.3 mm or 0.681" which gives a 1 mm or 0.039 construction; Right: 17.5 mm or 0.689" which gives a .9 mm or 0.035" construction). The etching on the underside of the forehand is was done in the late '60s to early '70s as part of a state identification program.
Please note there are two tapped holes on the underside of the barrel and one on the stock, these are where you would put the hardware to mount a strap.
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I will ship to FFL or C&R. To give you an accurate shipping price I will need to know your zip code and if you want FedEx Overnight, 2 Day, 3 Day or Ground.