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& 1201 FP
incredible Beretta SO9 Over-and-Unders
represent a melding of the world's most popular gauges (12,20,28
and.410) with the world's most sought-after-engraving...all brought
together in the foremost example of the Beretta Premium Grade. The
true sidelock actions and receivers of each of the four available
SO9 models are specific and proportioned to each gauge, matching
the gauge's mechanical and ballistic requirements. The result is shotguns
that are perfectly balanced, functionally superior and fully capable
of providing flawless performance for generations to come. Each
version has fixed chokes, but the 12 gauge may be ordered with Beretta's
interchangeable Mobilchoke® screw-in choke tube system.
advanced locking system for generations of service.Beretta's unique
SO9 locking system is constructed with a double longitudinal bolt
that engages internal Monobloc lugs in the receiver body. These
are positioned above the upper barrel axis to minimize stress when
firing and provide an exceptional long life. The fully functional
sidelocks are mounted on pins machined directly from the side plates.
This eliminates the need for through pins,
enhancing the aesthetic quality of the receiver and giving the master
engraver an uninterrupted canvas on which to express his creativity.
At the customer's request, The SO9's side plates can be fitted with
removable thumb screws to enable quick and easy inspection and cleaning
of the jewel-like internal working parts.
receivers into works of art. The SO9 receivers
are exquisitely hand engraved by master engravers using the Bulino
technique and individually signed by the artist. The customers
may state a preference for fine English scroll, classic game scenes
or special order custom engraving of their own preference.
built to endure. The
barrels of the SO9 are cold-hammer forged from blanks of Boehler
Antinit steel, ensuring absolute concentricity for light weight
and exceptional strength and corrosion resistance. The insides
of the barrels are carefully polished to a mirror finish. Beretta's
patented Monobloc system guarantees perfect barrel alignment and
outstanding strength. The meticulous hand blueing process imparts
a high luster finish designed to endure through the years as the
gun becomes a family heirloom.
make the difference. Stocks of select European
walnut briar are shaped, then hand-carved and carefully oil finished.
Extra fine-line hand checkering is then applied for exceptional
appearance and a non-slip grip. The pistol or English stock and
the fore-end are constructed and sized to the customer's specific
requirements. A mechanical type, non-selective single trigger
is standard. At the customer's request, a classic double trigger
may be installed. Every SO9 is supplied with a fine fitted leather
case and a complement of maintenance tools and accessories.
Premium Grade Specifications
type and stock dimensions are fitted to customer specifications.*Barrel
with Mobilchoke® system available on request for 12 gauge models only
°Weights are approximate, dependent on wood density and barrel length.