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Old January 4, 2010, 03:02 PM   #1
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Pedersen Model 1000 O/U...(Beretta by Mossberg)

I recently bought a 1973 - 12GA Pedersen Custom Guns Model 1000 Grade I Field Gun. The gun has 28" barrels choked MOD / FULL.

From 1973 to 1975, O.F. Mossberg & Sons imported a barrel and receiver from Beretta (BL-4) "in the white" and then added their own engraving and wood. These were supposed to be "custom guns at afforable prices", after two years, the prices were up near what the "high end" guns of the day were selling for and they couldn't compete....

I bought this one on-line from England and had it imported back here to the states, since I've had it back, I've found out that this gun was engraved by the master gun engraver, Angelo Bee.













......See not all "Mossbergs" have to be ugly......
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Old January 4, 2010, 03:03 PM   #2
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Old January 4, 2010, 03:27 PM   #3
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That is a beautiful shooting piece.......and.....I learned something too.
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Old January 4, 2010, 03:43 PM   #4
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Angelo DOES do some NICE work, doesn't he?
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Old January 4, 2010, 05:48 PM   #5
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that's a mossberg I'd actually own.... coming from a beretta man

my buddy shoots a really nice sco perrazi that's imported by ithica.
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Old January 5, 2010, 06:37 AM   #6
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Nice gun.

FWIW, Pedersen also imported a Spanish clone through Mossberg of the Perazzi O/U. It was made by the Aramberri family in Eibar. Had one,briefly.
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Old January 5, 2010, 07:29 AM   #7
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Nice gun.

FWIW, Pedersen also imported a Spanish clone through Mossberg of the Perazzi O/U. It was made by the Aramberri family in Eibar. Had one,briefly.
I'll eventually pick up a 1500 (O/U) and a 2500 (SxS)... My next buy is going to be a Model 2000 SxS (also by Beretta), probably within the next month or two....
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Old January 5, 2010, 03:58 PM   #8
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You're on a roll, Smitty. Do post pics when you get it.

One thing about this thread, it's nice to see something other than 870vs500 and tacticool sutff....
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One thing about this thread, it's nice to see something other than 870vs500 and tacticool sutff....
And a BIG AMEN to that.................
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Old January 6, 2010, 05:15 PM   #10
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Yes, indeed, Amen.
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Old September 20, 2010, 10:15 AM   #11
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My 12-year-old son went on his first pheasant hunt this past Saturday with the Pedersen.

The hunt was put on by the state and was open to any kids that completed the Hunter's Safety course this year.

The hunt was at the Bozrah Rod & Gun Club in Lebanon, CT and dogs were provided by the American Hunting Dog Club... The fields were "stocked" before the kids went out.

We were teamed up with a 1 year old Brittany pup that was trying her best, she had a couple "misses" but finally got on point and the birds were flushed...

A great time was had by all.........



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That's AWESOME - wish more clubs and states would do that. Hope he liked shooting "his" new gun!......
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Old September 20, 2010, 11:03 AM   #13
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Hope he liked shooting "his" new gun!......
That's what I'm afraid of !!!!

He shot skeet on our adult league this year and finished 3rd with it....
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Old September 20, 2010, 11:05 AM   #14
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Thanks, Smitty. You just made my day a LOT better.

Good luck to your son with his new shotgun.

You do realize you're not getting that back......
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Old September 22, 2010, 09:19 PM   #15
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Those pics only mean one thing....

drool on my keyboard....LOL

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Old September 23, 2010, 09:41 PM   #16
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He sounds like he deserves the gun, and a new full length stock.
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Old September 23, 2010, 11:56 PM   #17
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Nice gun, Good luck with the son!
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Old September 24, 2010, 08:58 AM   #18
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...and a new full length stock.
The original stock on the gun is a "full length" stock (13-7/8" LOP). Unfortunately, I have been blessed with "gorilla arms" and the original LOP "felt" too short to me, it doesn't interfere with shooting and my thumb doesn't hit my nose when I shoot, it just "feels" like I'm scrunched up on the gun. The spacer, that I made from a piece of walnut, is just about 1" and doesn't affect the Drop at all but brings the LOP to about 14-3/4". Plus, it can easily be removed....
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The shotgun is currently up for sale on GunBroker, if anybody's interested.....

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=267222856


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Old April 25, 2017, 03:27 PM   #20
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My "old" shotgun is making the rounds on the auction market....

I sold it back in 2011 for something like $ 1,200 - $ 1,300, it's been bought and sold a few times since, now it's up on the block at Rock Island Auction coming up in May:

https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...ns-1000#detail

I wish I didn't have to sell it back in 2011....

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