Beretta has announced the launch of a new 687 Silver Pigeon III over-and-under (O/U) shotgun. An evolution of the Silver Pigeon I, this shotgun is designed for shooters seeking the reliability of the 680 platform presented with attractive aesthetics and a superior wood finish.
The engraving is made with 5-axis laser technology. The floral motifs and evocative game scenes are highlighted with both pheasants and partridges. Its pistol grip stock, available with a 35/55 drop-in right and left-handed configurations, as well as the round forend, are made from selected class 2.5 walnut wood. These are covered with a gloss finish that is resistant to rain and humidity, highlighting the wood grain. The stock and forend are also finely checkered for an improved grip.
The top view of the shotgun boasts a particular finish that highlights the new engraving on the action frame and receiver shoulders. This engraving mimics the motif on the junction of the upper barrel. The687 Silver Pigeon IIIfeatures a gold-colored single selective trigger with the selector located on top of the safety tang, which allows the user to select the barrel for the first shot with a simple sideways movement.
The 20mm MicroCore butt pad ensures comfortable and accurate shouldering as well as a safe, stable support when shooting. The receiver features a slim shape characterized by the tried-and-tested locking system, with iconic trapezoid shoulders and dual conical locking lugs. Featuring the same ejection system used on the venerable 680 platform, this ultra-reliable platform boasts more than a million guns in use over the course of more than 30 years.
All these features are combined with the ballistics guaranteed by the Steelium Optima Bore HP tri-alloy steel barrels. Characterized by deep drilling, cold hammer forging, and vacuum relieving, the geometry of the barrels, with its 80-millimeter double forcing cone, is designed to offer uniform patterns, simultaneously reducing felt recoil.
Available in all gauges (12, 20, 28, and .410), the 687 Silver Pigeon III is the shotgun for those who want a game-scene shotgun with classic looks, quality, and elegance, without sacrificing the reliability of the 680 platform. For more information, please visit berettausa.com. MSRP: $2,899