Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon I Sporting Over/Under Shotgun
It’s the best value in an Over-Under competition shotgun: the Beretta Silver Pigeon I Sporting offers all the features of premium shotguns at a very attractive price tag. With its low-profile receiver, best-quality steel barrels and flawless fit and finish, this is a shotgun designed to win.
Built around the best-in-class 686 action, which is compact and low-profile while being extremely strong. The Optima-Bore, Optima-Choke barrels are lightweight, and place the shotgun point of balance right at the hinge-pin, meaning lively feel in the hands. And with its select-walnut stock and tasteful scroll engraving, the Silver Pigeon I Sporting won’t fail to turn heads at the range with its unmistakable Beretta looks. At the heart of the Silver Pigeon I Sporting is the legendary 686 action, a long-standing favourite amongst competition shooters and hunters. Over-under actions must have a strong locking mechanism, as the stress of every shot causes the action to “want” to open. Beretta uses two conical locking lugs at mid-action, right between the barrels, giving the 686 receiver vault-like locking strength, while keeping the profile considerably lower. The advantage is for the eye of the shooter to be much closer to the plane of the supporting hand, creating considerably better swing and hand-eye coordination, for more targets shattered. Another advantage of the Silver Pigeon action are the conical locking lugs. As the number of shots fired goes into the five digits, the receiver will still lock up positively: the conical lugs merely “self-adjust” by setting themselves slightly deeper into the barrel unit, without any compromise on strength. This means that the Silver Pigeon Sporting is a shotgun that will stand up to years of enjoyment and can be passed down for generations.
The Silver Pigeon I Sporting has all the elegance that you can expect from a Beretta. The oil-finished stock sports a beautiful and crisp checkering pattern, and the schnabel fore-end adds to the classic flavour. The scroll-engraved receiver is a functional work of art, with its interesting geometry blending perfectly with the stock, and contributing to the gun’s graceful lines. This is a shotgun that has all the elements of a treasured heirloom, without the price-tag to match.
• Elegant select-walnut stock with handsome scroll engraving
• Steel Optima-Bore, Optima-Choke lightweight barrels
• Conical locking lugs at mid-action between barrels
• Compact, low-profile and strong 686 Action