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

Answer:
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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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25 comments:

  1. Very informative.
    Simple think this is the best forum for guns I have found.

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  2. Quite suitable for my needs but I prefer either a cut down double barrel or a pump action shotgun.

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  3. I am more of a short barreled pump shotgun like a riot or tactical.

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  4. Looks good for hikers, campers, and fishing enthusiast.

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    1. I ma not really an outdoors sort of person.
      But yeah I suppose that works for them.

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  5. A little too much firearm for me.

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  6. I will pass looks like a shoulder bruiser to me.

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  7. Okay but of no interest it only holds one round.

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  8. Now cut that stock to a pistol grip and that barrel down you got something.

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    1. Now there's an idea but you would lose the collector value cost.

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  9. 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.Thanks for share.

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  10. One shot, you gotta be kidding me, I don't want to reload that often

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  11. These kind of shotguns are generally don't built. A number of look at these people a new treasured, people similar to these people given that they crease which enable it to be put right significant bug out handbag.

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  13. I just reached Beretta with this shotgun in addition to seemed to be explained to they've already not any facts, not any requirements, without history with the serial volumes. The explanation expressed seemed to be i thought this was of Beretta with Madeira previous to Beretta STATES seemed to be recognized.

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    1. As I stated above in my post, these were made by Beretta of Italy and imported through a 3rd party, and sold in the USA. Back at that time of manufacturer the ATF did not require records to be maintained by the manufacturer just the party selling them, and in this case they went out of business.

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  14. I am going to check out your blog on a regular basis for a few newest submit.

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  15. Most of these do not need some sort of recoil station. The structure would be the old-style aluminum in addition to lumber. They've already an amazing recoil as soon as dismissed from your job well, i won't advocate one of those into a childhood present shooter or maybe person.

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    1. I do not agree.
      This 12-Gauge kicks almost as bad as my 10-Gauge.
      So again, if you own one a recoil pad is not a bad idea.
      But remember, anytime you modify a firearm from it's original design, especially those older collectible models removes the collectible value.

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  16. We must protect our Second Amendment rights to carry weapons and the proper ammunition for these guns! I realize that most gunowners are responsible citizens, but there are always a few bad applesin the group!

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  17. Just be responsible owning one really. Some of these are collectibles and would be pretty awesome to get one in your hands. Thanks for sharing, very informative.

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