V. Bernardelli Brescia Grade Hammer Side By Side 20Ga Shotgun, C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,225

WOA# WY240315FS001

Make: Vincenzo Bernardelli

Model: Hammer SxS Brescia Grade

Serial Number: 67745

Year of Manufacture: 1967-68

Gauge: 20 Gauge.

Action Type:  Side-Lock Break-Open Side by Side Double Shotgun with Extractors.

Markings: The frame and barrel have floral engraving. The bottom inside of the frame is marked, “67745 / S.P.A. VINCENZO BERNARDELLI / GARDONE V.T. (BRESCIA) ITALIA” with proof marks. The forend is marked, “67745 / 38” The barrels are marked, “67745 / VINCENZO BERNARDELLI GARDONE V.T. / 38” and “JERRY G DOBSON” electro stenciled on the underside of the rib. There are various proof marks throughout. The buttplate has the Bernardelli logo.

Barrel Length: 25 1/8”

Choke: Fixed, Improved Modified, Cylinder.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a white bead set on top of the knurled rib.

Stock Configuration & Condition: This shotgun has a two piece checkered walnut stock set with a button release splinter forend, straight wrist, straight comb with a serrated plastic buttplate. There is light scratching and pressure dents throughout. The checkering is smooth but unworn. The LOP measures 14″ from the front trigger to the rear of the buttplate. The stock is lightly cast for a right handed user. The comb has a drop of 1 ?” at the front and 2 ½” at the back. Overall the stocks are in Excellent condition as a C&R.

Type of Finish: Blued, Case Color.

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  Both bores are mirror bright with some faint making at the end of the barrel. There is no erosion. In this writer’s opinion, the bores rate at a 9.5/10.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is some light thinning and scuffs on the barrel. The thinning is mostly on top of the rib. The action has some very faint wear from use. Overall, this shotgun is in Excellent condition as a C&R.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly.  We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards. The action locks up smoothly and tight.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  None.

Our Assessment: The Vincenzo Bernardelli company, located in Brescia, Italy, has a long history of producing firearms known for their craftsmanship and quality. One of their notable offerings is the V. Bernardelli Brescia Grade Hammer Side-By-Side shotgun. This shotgun exemplifies the traditional design and elegance associated with side-by-side shotguns. The V. Bernardelli Brescia Grade Side-By-Side shotgun is available in various grades, indicating differences in materials, finishes, and engraving. Higher-grade models often feature exquisite engraving, finely crafted wood stocks, and premium finishes, while lower-grade models may have more basic features.

Overall, the V. Bernardelli Brescia Grade Side-By-Side shotgun embodies the classic elegance and craftsmanship associated with Italian firearms. With its traditional design, premium materials, and meticulous attention to detail, it remains a sought-after choice among shooters who appreciate the timeless appeal of these shotguns. This particular one is chambered in 20 Gauge and is the Brescia grade model with fine engraving on a case hardened frame and matching engraving on the barrel. The English style stock a nicely checkered field grade. -R.E.

V. Bernardelli Brescia Grade Hammer Side By Side 20Ga Shotgun, C&R
V. Bernardelli Brescia Grade Hammer Side By Side 20Ga Shotgun, C&R