Is the Beretta Silver Pigeon a good gun?

The 686 Silver Pigeon I 20-gauge is not a competition skeet gun. It was built for hunting. It is light and lively, easy carrying, a joy to shoot, and has especially good looks. Beretta makes a whole fleet of over/under models, but the Silver Pigeon I is one of their least expensive, despite all of its qualities.

Does Beretta make a 20 gauge?

The new Beretta A300 Ultima semi-auto shotgun is now available in 12 and 20 gauge models.

How much does a Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon weight?

The catalogued weight is 7.1⁄4lb, though the Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 weighed in at nearer 7.1⁄2lb on my scale, which is still quite acceptable for a 12-bore over-under.

Where are Beretta Silver Pigeon shotguns made?

Gardone Val Trompia, Italy
The Silver Pigeon is manufactured, marketed, and distributed by Fabbrica d’Armi Pietro Beretta, in Gardone Val Trompia, Italy.

Are Beretta Silver pigeons steel proof?

Silver Pigeon 1 This Beretta, like nearly all the over and under production, is chambered for 3” (76mm) cartridges. Proofing is to the superior Fleurs de Lys standard and thus steel shot compatible with the right choke (less than half). Barrel bores are hard chrome-plated, bores and no signs of rivelling inside or out.

Is the Beretta 686 a good gun?

The Beretta 686 has a deserved reputation among owners for having an excellent finish with a rock-solid action, positive handling and pointing naturally. Berettas generally hold their value well, so expect a good used example to cost a little more than some of its competitors.

What is the latest Beretta silver pigeon?

This month’s test gun is the latest version of one of Beretta’s most popular models – the Silver Pigeon. Designated the 687 Silver Pigeon III, it’s a single-selective trigger over-and-under with ‘Optima HP’ multichokes, 3in (76mm) chambers and steel shot proof.

When was the Beretta 686 made?

The Beretta 686 action The 686 family was produced during the late 1980s and 1990s and designed to be compact.