Monday, March 2, 2015

Firearm Forum Question: Beretta Folding Shotgun

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Recently acquired a Beretta 12-Gauge Folding Shotgun, what can you tell me about it?
Thank you Gin Lee.

These shotguns are no longer made. Some consider them a collectible, others like them because they fold and can be put into a large bugout bag.

They are called the 'Beretta Folding Shotgun', but in fact Beretta manufactured them for a third party to meet U.S. requirements for weapons sold in the USA.
I recently contacted Beretta about this shotgun and was told they have no information, no specs, and no record for the serial numbers. The reason stated was this was made by Beretta in Italy before Beretta USA was established. The only thing Beretta could tell me was the shotgun was manufactured prior to 1970.

My Beretta Folding 12-Gauge Shotgun .....

Note: The current 2014/2015 Value of one of these shotguns in NRA Excellent Condition is about $450.00

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I actually own one of these myself. See target test firing below with my Beretta Folding 12-Gauge Shotgun.

I purchased mine used many years ago at a Gun Show.

These do not have a recoil pad. The design is the old style steel and wood. They have quite a recoil when fired so I would not recommend one of these to a youth shooter or woman.

Test Firing my Folding Beretta 12-Gauge Shotgun at an Indoor Range using Military Grade Number 00 Buckshot ....
I Rate these Shotguns as a .... Novelty or Collectible, there are better choices for purchase, but they are still a very well made shotgun.

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