Beretta Mark II Trap Break Action Over Barrel 12GA 34” Shotgun MFD 1972 C&R

SOLD FOR: $801.99

WOA#: WY240308AT012

Make: Beretta

Model: MARK II

Serial Number: U00623

Year of Manufacture: 1972 Beretta Date Code XXVIII (XX8).

Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 3/4″ Chamber.

Action Type: Top-Break, Single over barrel with Single trigger and Lifter.

Markings: The right and left side of the receiver is marked “P.BERETTA TRAP – MODEL”. The bottom of the receiver is marked “MARK II P.BERETTA”. The receiver cut is marked “U00623”. The receiver floor is marked with “FINITO”. The rubber buttpad is marked “P.BERETTA MADE IN ITALY” and “. The forend iron is marked “U00623”. The left side of the upper barrel is marked “HIGH STRENGTH CHROMIUM MOLYBDENUM STEEL-SS-  12 GA. 2 ¾ IN -34 INCHES F”. The bottom of the barrel is marked “KG1.779  18.4  CAM. 70” and “PB  FINITO PSF XXV8 U00623  /  MADE IN ITALY” and a series of proofs. The right side of the upper barrel is marked “P. BERETTA-GARDONE V.T.  /  MADE IN ITALY  GARCIA SPORTING ARMS. WASH, D.C.”. All sides of the receiver are beautifully engraved with floral engraving and an Angel.

Barrel Length: 34” heavy profile ported Barrel with vented rib that has been serrated for glare reduction.

Choke: Fixed Full Choke.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a fixed silver bead mounted to the rib. There is also a silver mid-bead.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a two-piece checkered select walnut with a wide forend, the stock is a Monte Carlo stock with capped pistol grip, fluted raised comb with vented rubber buttpad. The checkering is well defined. There is an extremely  small chip on the left side of the forend and there are no cracks. The cast is slightly right hand and the LOP measures 14.25″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad is cracking from age but it is still supple. The wood has scattered lines, depressions and minimal light scratches throughout. Overall the Stock and Forend are in Very Good Condition for C&R given their age.

Type of Finish: Blued.

Finish Originality: Original.

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10. There is some stubborn fouling present in the bore but it should be easily removed with a proper cleaning.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains approximately 98% of its metal finish. There is minor operational wear, mostly concealed while assembled. There are a few scattered minor marks. The majority of wear is on the trigger guard and lever. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Very Good to Excellent condition for C&R given its age.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly including the lifter. The action locks up tight with no play. There is no manual safety however the action has a unique two stage closure that acts as a safety. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: The Beretta Mark II Trap shotgun with a 34″ ported barrel chambered in 12 gauge is a specialized firearm designed specifically for trap shooting competitions. Renowned for its precision engineering, exceptional balance, and superior performance, the Mark II Trap exemplifies Beretta’s commitment to excellence in shotgun design. The 34″ ported barrel of the Mark II Trap is optimized for trap shooting, offering shooters an extended sight radius and improved ballistic performance. The porting on the barrel helps to reduce muzzle rise and recoil. This barrel length is favored by many competitive trap shooters for its ability to deliver tight, consistent patterns at long distances, essential for breaking clay targets with precision. Chambered in 12 gauge, the Mark II Trap provides shooters with a potent cartridge choice suitable for trap shooting competitions. The 12 gauge chambering offers ample power and versatility, allowing shooters to use a variety of shotshell loads tailored to their individual preferences and shooting style. The Mark II Trap features a robust and reliable break-action design. The shotgun’s raised comb and recoil pad provide a comfortable fit and feel to the stock promoting consistent and comfortable shooting. The Mark II Trap’s finely checkered walnut stock and forend provide shooters with a secure and ergonomic grip, enhancing control and stability during the shooting process. Overall, the Beretta Mark II Trap shotgun is a top-tier firearm designed for serious trap shooters seeking uncompromising performance and reliability. Its precision engineering, specialized features, and superior handling characteristics make it a favored choice among competitive shooters on the trap range. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Beretta Mark II Trap Break Action Over Barrel 12GA 34” Shotgun MFD 1972 C&R
Beretta Mark II Trap Break Action Over Barrel 12GA 34” Shotgun MFD 1972 C&R