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Maker Model Bore Barrels Beretta, Italy 686 Silver Pigeon Game Scene 12/76 30in multi-choke, chrome lined (26in and 28in are also available) 6mm, filed and ventilated 14¾in with recoil pad 7lb 8oz Game scene engraving, multi-chokes, single selective trigger, steel-shot proofed £1,775
Again, simple and efficient design with just one lever per barrel in the fore-end iron to facilitate this. Once tripped, the ejectors dispense the empty case well clear of the gun and, in most cases, over your shoulder.
Sighting down the barrels has a traditional view with a finely crossfiled 6mm ventilated rib; slender and accurate to guide you straight to the bead. The only fault I found here was that the pattern gave the illusion of a bent rib, which was rather off-putting, even though the rib is dead straight.
Chokes are 50.8mm long and fully internal. Though short by current trends, they certainly do work as proven in the pattern sheets.
With its 3in chambers and chromelined barrels, there is not much you can’t fire through this gun, with the obvious exception of steel shot through any choke tighter than
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