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September 25, 1999, 08:17 PM
Unable to find any information about this shotgun.Metal is nicely engraved and wood is figured with a red cast.Can't find a serial#.The name?? Vittoria apears in several places.Barrels are made by P.Beretta.Shot gun was purchased in Europe after WWI.

Thank for your help.

Harley Nolden
September 25, 1999, 09:34 PM
Could you give a little more description:
Take the 4-arm off, what markings to you see there?

Are the hanmers exposed?
Does is say Damascus or Wire barrels?
Look on the sight rib, do you see anthing written there?
Remove Barrels and look at the water table, there should be some figures or writtings there?
Does it have a straight or pistol grip stock?
Does the engraving have hunting figures, dogs, birds etc?
Is the receiver silver, blued or case hardened?
Does it have single or double triggers?
Does it have auto ejectors?


[This message has been edited by Harley Nolden (edited September 25, 1999).]

September 26, 1999, 03:41 PM
Harley,I'm doing this from memory and a few drawings I made.Under the forarm;name Vittoria on both barrels,#7335 3 on one barrel;proof mark ?? similar to the English crown but with a cross on top and the letters are reversed'ie' PB,and choke-P.Schultz.
Hammers are exposed.
Shotgun is made for white power;Translated from French???.
Vittoria and a winged angel are engraved on the rib,along with' veritable monoblod'.
If the water table is what I think,the proof mark ?? appears there twice.
Stock is a pistol grip.Do not remember the type of engraving.Believe the receiver is case hardened.Double triggers and no auto ejectors.The name P.Berretta and address appears on bottom side of left Barrel.


Harley Nolden
September 26, 1999, 07:38 PM
Regrets; My Beretta information does not go back that far. I can, from the name stamped on the shotgun, is a Pietro Bretta of Brecia Italy.