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Beretta - 451EL
RARE - Beretta Side Lock Side by Side - Pedersoli Engraved!
RARE - - Master Engraver Gianfranco Pedersoli Engraved Beretta Side by Side !
1972 - Beretta 451EL - - 12ga, 28", 2-3/4", M/F (.022 / .038), Boehler Antinit Steel Ejector Barrels, Hand Filed Vent Rib, RARE - Single Selective Trigger, English Stock, Splinter Forearm, LOP 14-1/4" over the Original Checkered Butt - Drop 1-1/4" to 2-1/4", Weight 7 lbs. 2 oz.
Extremely nice gun. The engraving is very high quality - as you would expect with Pedersoli's name on it.
According to Marco E. Nobili, author of "Modern Engravings Real Book," Pedersoli was with Beretta for about five years, during which time he engraved SO3EELL shotguns and a few Side by Side shotguns.
A very nice ALL ORIGINAL gun, that clearly hasn't been shot a great deal. The original barrel black is about 98+%. The bores are perfect and measure to original factory specifications. The Receiver and Locks are 98+%. The wood is in overal excellent condition. The checkering is about 97+% and still sharp, with the remainder at about 92+%There are typical handing marks on the butt stock especially around the toe.