Silver Pigeon I: Best Price-Quality Value in an Over-Under Shotgun
The 686 Silver Pigeon I hunting shotgun has all the functional features
of our premium over-unders at a particularly attractive price.
At its heart, it has the best-in-class 686 action, which is compact and
low-profile while being extremely strong. Besides 12 and gauge, this
shotgun is also available with beautifully scaled-down actions for 28
gauge and .410, for a true premium-grade experience. Whether you take it
to an upland hunt or to the clay range, the Silver Pigeon I gives you
the flawless performance and the classic looks of a Beretta.
Natural Pointability, Swing
The Silver Pigeon I is built on the legendary 686 action, a
long-standing favorite among hunters and competitive shooters. It
features two conical locking lugs at mid-action, right between the
barrels, giving it great locking strength and durability while keeping
the action’s profile considerably lower. The advantage is that the eye
of the shooter is a lot closer to the plane of his supporting hand:
considerably better swing and hand-eye coordination.
Available in Three Action Sizes, with Scaled-Down
28-ga, .410 Receivers
The 12- or 20-gauge Silver Pigeon has impressed countless hunters for
its efficient dimensions and fast handling. But if you see and bring to
your shoulder a Silver Pigeon I in 28 gauge or .410, you will be doubly
impressed by the premium feel of the petite actions. These are scaled
down to fit the smaller gauges without any extra weight or
bulkiness--something that you normally find in shotguns prices several
times as much as this.
Flawless Fit and Finish
While not as elaborately decorated as our premium shotguns, the Silver
Pigeon I has all the elegance that you can expect from a Beretta. The
oil-finished stock sports a beautiful and crisp checkering pattern, and
the schnabel fore-end adds to the classic flavor of this over-under. The
scroll-engraved receiver is a functional work of art in itself, with
its interesting geometry blending perfectly with the stock and
contributing to the gun’s graceful lines. This is a shotgun that has all
the elements of a treasured heirloom, without the price-tag to match.