Beretta AL391 Urika Gold Sporting 12GA 30″ 3″ Shells Semi-Auto Shotgun 2002

SOLD FOR: $815

WOA#: WY240211DS009

Make: Beretta

Model: AL391 Urika Gold Sporting

Serial Number: AA196836

Year of Manufacture: 2002 (BS Date Code)

Caliber: 12 Ga 3” Shells

Action Type: Semi-Auto Shotgun With Magazine Tube

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SPORTING / BERETTA – GARDONE V.T. – MADE IN ITALY / 12 GA. 3” – 76 – 30””. The right side of the barrel is marked “WARNING – READ INSTRUCTION BOOK FOR SAFE OPERATION / BOOK FREE FROM BERETTA / BERETTA USA CORP. ACKK. MD / ALLOYED CR. MO. QUENCHED HIGH TENSILE STEEL”, various specifications and Italian proof marks, and a date code. The left side of the receiver is marked “P. Beretta / AL391 Urika”, “PATENTED”, “Sport”, and features scroll engraving. The right side of the receiver is marked “AL391 Urika – 12 ga.”, “Made in Italy”, “AA196836”, and the Beretta logo. The bottom side of the receiver is marked with three proof marks and the date code “BS”.

Barrel Length: 30” With Vent Rib. The barrel has angle ports on each side of the rib.

Choke: The barrel is threaded for interchangeable Optima-Chokes. Has a CYL-12 extended Choke installed.

Sights/Optics: The front sight is a faux ivory dot bead threaded into the finely checkered ventilated rib at the muzzle with a smaller silver bead at the midway point. The receiver is serrated to reduce glare.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two piece checkered walnut set with a pistol grip, straight comb, and black rubber Kick EEZ buttpad. There are several nicks and scratches scattered about the buttstock and a few minor handling marks on the forend. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has scattered rub marks. The stocks rate in about Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue Barrel, Black Anodized Receiver w/ Silver Sides and Gold Accents

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with no erosion. There is some minor fouling in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8/10.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 80% of its original metal finish. There is oxidation and corrosion scattered about the barrel and receiver. The heaviest amount of rust freckling is on the barrel exterior around the chamber and the receiver. There are scratches, scuffs, and minor nicks on the receiver. The markings are clear. The jeweling on the bolt and the lifter show little wear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fair-Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: The Beretta AL391 Urika Gold Sporting is a testament to Beretta’s commitment to producing shotguns that blend traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology. This model, part of the highly regarded AL391 Urika series, is specifically tailored for the sporting clays shooter who demands precision and reliability in a competitively styled package. The Urika Gold Sporting edition elevates the experience with its enhanced features, including a gold-inlaid engraving on the receiver, setting it apart as a shotgun of distinction and elegance.

Designed with a keen eye for detail, the AL391 Urika Gold Sporting boasts a sleek, ergonomic profile that ensures optimal balance and handling. Its gas-operated action is engineered to reduce recoil and increase shooting comfort, allowing for quicker follow-up shots and enhanced performance in the field or at the range. The select walnut stock, finely checkered and finished, complements the overall aesthetics, ensuring that the shotgun is not only a high-performance tool but also a work of art.

The Beretta AL391 Urika Gold Sporting represents a pinnacle in sporting shotguns, catering to enthusiasts who appreciate the fusion of performance, beauty, and the storied heritage of the Beretta brand. Its reputation for reliability, combined with its sporting enhancements, makes it a favorite among competitive shooters and discerning hunters alike, eager to carry a piece of Beretta’s legacy into the field. Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! -L.S.

Beretta AL391 Urika Gold Sporting 12GA 30" 3" Shells Semi-Auto Shotgun 2002
Beretta AL391 Urika Gold Sporting 12GA 30″ 3″ Shells Semi-Auto Shotgun 2002