Beretta Silver Snipe 12 GA 30” O/U Shotgun Fixed Full/Full MFD 1967 C&R

SOLD FOR: $811.50

WOA#: WY240308AT011

Make: Beretta

Model: Silver Snipe

Serial Number: 140041

Year of Manufacture: 1967 Beretta Date Code XXIII

Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 3/4″ Chamber.

Action Type: Top-Break, Over/Under with Single Selective inertial trigger and Lifter.

Markings: The right and left side of the receiver is marked “PIETRO BERETTA / FOUNDED IN 1680  /  SILVER SNIPE 12 GAUGE”. The bottom of the receiver is marked “MADE IN ITALY  /  P.BERETTA”. The receiver cuts are marked “CAL .12” and “140041”. The receiver floor is marked with “PSF  PB FINITO” and several proofs. The forend iron is marked “140041”. The left side of the upper barrel is marked “HIGH STRENGTH CHROMIUM MOLYBDENUM STEEL-S-  /  MONOBLOC” and “P. BERETTA-GARDONE V.T.  /  CAL. 12-MADE IN ITALY”. The left side of the barrel set under the forend is marked “K  G” and a single star on each barrel . The bottom of the barrel set is marked “BT” and “PB  FINITO  XXIII S.55 PSF 140041” and a series of proofs. All sides of the receiver are beautifully engraved and the bottom of the receiver is engraved with an Angel.

Barrel Length: 30” Barrels with a low vented rib that has been serrated for glare reduction.

Choke: Fixed chokes Full over Full according to our Choke Gauge.

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 slender forend with inlay silver snipe medalion, the stock is a Monte Carlo stock with capped pistol grip, fluted raised comb and a wrapped buttpad. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or 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 wrapped pad has light wear. The wood has very minimal scattered lines and depressions throughout. Overall the Stock and Forend are in Excellent Condition for C&R given their age.

Type of Finish: Blued and Matte Stainless

Finish Originality: Original.

Bore Condition:  The bores are bright. There is no erosion in the bores. In this writer’s opinion the bores rate 9/10.

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 on the barrel. 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 Excellent condition for C&R given its age.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly including the lifter. The action locks up tight with no play. The safety/selector does not set automatically but functions properly when set manually. 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 Silver Snipe 12 gauge over/under shotgun with a 30″ barrel and fixed full chokes is a classic firearm that embodies Beretta’s legacy of quality craftsmanship and reliable performance. Produced from 1955-1967, the Silver Snipe is revered for its timeless design, durability, and versatility, making it a cherished choice among shotgun enthusiasts and hunters. Featuring a 30″ barrel length, the Silver Snipe offers shooters an ideal balance of maneuverability and accuracy, making it suitable for a variety of shooting applications, including upland hunting, clay shooting, and sport shooting. The longer barrel length provides an extended sight radius, enhancing precision and target acquisition while maintaining a sleek and balanced profile. Chambered in 12 gauge, the Silver Snipe delivers ample power and versatility for a wide range of shooting situations. The 12 gauge chambering ensures compatibility with a variety of commercially available shotgun ammunition, allowing shooters to tailor the shotgun’s performance to their specific shooting needs and preferences. Equipped with fixed full chokes in both barrels, the Silver Snipe provides shooters with tight and consistent shot patterns suitable for longer range shooting scenarios. The full choke constriction maximizes pellet density downrange, making it ideal for hunting waterfowl, turkey, or pursuing clay targets at extended distances. The wood on the forend and Monte Carlo stock give this shotgun an elegant look and really nice feel in the hands and when shouldered. Overall, the Beretta Silver Snipe 12 gauge over/under shotgun with a 30″ barrel and fixed full chokes is a timeless and versatile firearm cherished by shooters and hunters alike. Its quality craftsmanship, reliable performance, and classic design make it a cherished addition to any shotgun enthusiast’s collection. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Beretta Silver Snipe 12 GA 30” O/U Shotgun Fixed Full/Full MFD 1967 C&R
Beretta Silver Snipe 12 GA 30” O/U Shotgun Fixed Full/Full MFD 1967 C&R