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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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