Vintage Firearms Inc


Beretta S57E 12 Gauge – SINGLE TRIGGER, 28”, 98%


SKU: Beretta S57E 12ga snP35221 Categories: , , , Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: Beretta, 1970, 12 Gauge, 7lbs. 4oz., M/F Chokes, LOP 14 3/8″, DAH 2 3/8″, DAC1 3/8″
Serial Number:  P35221

As seen on DOGS AND DOUBLES; “The S57 was one of the trio of over-under shotguns that Beretta introduced in 1955. There was S55 (Silver Snipe), the S56 (Golden Snipe), and the S57 (Ruby Snipe). These OUs combined features of Beretta’s expensive, handmade ASEs and sidelock S1s with mass-production techniques. In their day, Beretta’s S55, S56, and S57 competed with OUs like the Superposed. But the S55, S56, and S57 weighed less and cost less than Browning’s gun Thanks to these differences, the Beretta’s S-line of OUs sold well. Over time, these guns evolved into some of the best-selling OUs ever, like the Beretta 686 and the S687 Silver Pigeon.”  This gun is the S57E with a single SELECTIVE trigger, ejectors, a Prince of Wales grip and slender field style forend.  The gun retains 98% of its factory finishes in metal and wood with only a few light handling marks and a few freckles on the metal.  Proofed in 1970, this Beretta locks up tight with the barrels tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun.  Weighing just 7 ¼ pounds and balanced dead on the hinge pin, she is a lively upland gun that can do the job on the clays course as well.  See the specifications below for details.  Available information says the guns are hand engraved, and it is a beautiful rose and scroll engraving covering most of the action.  Made for the European market with sling swivel studs that make sense for an upland hunter that needs hands free at times to handle the dog work, eat a sandwich, or answer mother nature’s call.  It is hard to find a tree to lean your gun against in most bird hunting states in the west, so a light sling would come in handy.  The gun comes in a hard case and a nice sling included.  Our gunsmith department can remove the sling studs if the new owner wants them gone.  The gun is priced very affordably, especially considering the reliability and quality of Beretta’s shotguns and the cost of new high quality over/under guns in today’s marketplace.  The older guns are better made as well.  Thanks for looking!

Barrel Length:   28″
Chokes:  .017/.031 M/F
Bores:  mirror
Bore Diameter:   .724/.722
Wall Thickness:   .031/.035
% Blue:   99% factory blue
Chambers:   2 3/4″
Ribs:   vent-tight
Sights:  Front brass
Action:  Tight, Slight Right of Center
Ejectors:   timed
Receiver Condition:   98% coin finish factory
Screws:   excellent
Engraving:   clear; 75% scroll coverage
Trigger Type:   Single-selective; crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   99% factory blue
Type:  Prince of Wales pistol grip/field forend; some fiddleback
LOP:   14 3/8″
LOP To End Of Wood:   14″
DAH:   2 3/8″
DAC:   1 3/8″
Cast:   neutral
Checkering Condition:   excellent
Butt Treatment:   factory plate
There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on long guns. If it is a “VFI Certified” gun there is a 90 day mechanical warranty. Call or email us for more details or questions. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
Payment and Shipping
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in CO, FL, MI, WI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $120.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes. We accept C&R licenses for shipping on C&R eligible guns.
Terms of Purchase: Check your local and state laws before purchasing. It is the buyer’s responsibility to confirm his/her right to own the firearm or any item before purchasing.
PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. View all listings and our full inventory of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. Thanks for looking!We employ full time gunsmiths on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs “tweaked”, let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns “as found” and others want them “just so”. We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.
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