Beretta GJ686FK8 NEW 686 Silver I 20GA. 3″ 28″VR CT-5 Silver OIL WLNT Shotgun
At the heart of the Silver Pigeon is the legendary 686 action, a long-standing favorite among competition shooters and hunters. Over-under actions must have a robust locking mechanism because the stress of every shot causes the action to “want” to open. For this reason, most manufacturers place the locking lug(s) at the top of the receiver, making it not only stronger but also taller and bulkier than it needs to be. Thanks to its long experience, Beretta uses two conical locking lugs instead of mid-action, right between the barrels, which gives the 686 receivers vault-like locking strength while keeping the profile considerably lower. The advantage is that the eye of the shooter is a lot closer to the plane of his support hand: significantly better swing and hand-eye coordination, more targets shattered. The oil-finished stock sports a beautiful and crisp checkering pattern, and the Schnabel fore-end adds to the classic flavor of this over-under. The scroll-engraved receiver is a functional work of art in itself, with its distinctive geometry blending perfectly with the stock and contributing to the gun’s graceful lines. The 686 is a shotgun that has all the elements of a treasured heirloom, without the price-tag to match.