The Beretta Silver Pigeon hunting over-and-under shotgun evolves with the V version, representing the top of the range of "standard" over-and-unders from the Italian company. Diana's followers will love even more this effective and reliable gun that requires minimal maintenance – all qualities inherited from the 680 platform.
The 687 Silver Pigeon V comes with a revamped look combined with a stock made from superior grade wood.
The exquisite engraving of the receiver is done with state-of-the-art five-axis laser technology and are embellished by a special sparkle in the bas-relief areas, which creates a pleasing contrast effect, highlighting the deep scroll motifs on the receiver, opening lever, trigger guard, locking shoulders, pins and forend release. The gloss oil finish enhances grain and protects the fine Class 3 wood from rain and humid climates, a leap from the Silver Pigeon III's Class 2.5 woods. Topping it all off is unerring ballistics thanks to Steelium OptimaBore HP tri-alloy steel barrels.
Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon V: Hunting or Sporting versions
The 687 Silver Pigeon over-and-under is offered in Hunting or Sporting versions in 12- and 20-ga, and with two stock drop options (35/55 and 38/60, also in B-Fast adjustable version).
Main features (687 Silver Pigeon V Hunting version):
- Wood recoil pad
- Selected grade 3 walnut wood
- Gloss, water-resistant wood finish
- Deep scroll engraving with floral details and special sparkle in the bas-relief areas
- Nistan finish
- 76 mm chamber
- 6x6 mm rib
- Steelium OptimaBore HP barrels
- Available barrel lengths: 71-76 cm / 28”-30”
- OptimaChoke HP internal chokes
Main features (687 Silver Pigeon V Sporting version):
- Rubber recoil pad
- Selected class 3 walnut wood
- Gloss, water-resistant wood finisha
- Deep engravings with floral details and special sparkle in the bas-relief areas
- Nistan Finish
- 76 mm chamber
- 10x8 mm rib
- Steelium OptimaBore HP barrels
- Available barrel lengths: 76-81 cm / 30”-32”
- OptimaChoke HP External Chokes
A particularly neat stock for a Beretta classic
The stock of the 687 Silver Pigeon V has a pistol grip profile, available with 35/55 and 38/60 drop, even for left-handed use, and the forend, are made of selected class 3 walnut wood with a lustrous, rain and humidity resistant gloss finish. The stock and forend are finely checkered for an improved grip. As an option, the 687 Silver Pigeon can be purchased with the B-Fast adjustable stock.
The receiver of the 687 Silver Pigeon V is derived from the legendary 680 series: it features a slim and elegant shape, characterized by the tried-and-tested locking system with iconic trapezoid shoulders and dual conical locking lugs. The exquisite floral engraving reproduces a design created by master engravers of Gardone Val Trompia and also extends to the bottom of the receiver (where the shotgun model and Beretta's three arrow logo are shown), opening lever, trigger guard, locking shoulders, pins and forend release.
For this shotgun the most modern Beretta five-axis laser technology was used, capable of engraving even rounded surfaces with great harmony and reproducing, even in the bas-relief areas, a precious contrast effect that tipically characterizes premium shotguns. The top view of the gun shows a special finish that highlights the new engraving of the opening lever, the elegant design of the receiver, and the pattern on the locking shoulders. The single selective trigger is gold-plated. The selector is located inside the safety tang which, with a quick and easy sideways movement, allows the user to select the barrel for the first shot.
The super-reliable and sturdy ejection system is the tried-and-tested version used on 680 platform that boasts more than one million guns in use over the course of more than 30 years.
Steelium barrels and OptimaBore HP forcing cone for perfect patterns
The Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon V features on all gauges the famous Steelium barrels made of tri-alloyed steel and available in 71-76 cm / 28”-30” lengths for the Hunting version and 76-81 cm / 30”-32” for the Sporting version, characterized by deep drilling, cold hammer forging and vacuum relief. The special OptimaBore HP geometry, with a double 80-mm forcing cone, is designed to offer excellent performance and consistently uniform patterns with all types of ammunition, while reducing felt recoil and muzzle climb. The 70 mm OptimaChoke HP chokes are also perfect with steel shot.
The upper windowed rib (6x6 mm for the Hunting version and 10x8 mm for the Sporting version) with an accurate anti-reflective checkering and a spherical steel front sight is a clear reference to the most exclusive Beretta over-and-under shotguns. An intermediary sight can be fitted on the Sporting version.
The list price in Italy for the Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon V is 3,999 euros (VAT included).
To learn more please visit the dedicated page on the Beretta website.
Here you can download the detailed user manuals for all Beretta over-and-under shotguns.