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Beretta ASE question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bubba68, Dec 9, 2008.

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  1. bubba68

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    I have the opportunity to be the new owner of a Beretta ASE - NOT the ASE 90. The gun is a 12 ga. and appears to be a field model - it has sling mounts.

    Does anyone have info on the ASE? I realize the date of manufacture was '47-'64, but I am looking for any ideas on quality, etc. I believe the ASE 90 was built with some of the same materials and processes (hand fitted) as their SO series. Just not sure about the previous ASE series.

    The gun looks to have the same locking mechanism as the ASE90/DT10. Balance and pointability seem nice (just from shouldering it in the shop), and it has beautiful wood.

    This will be primarily an upland gun, and occasionally used for sporting/skeet.

    Any comments or experiences with this line of gun would be appreciated.
     
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    sounds like a nice gun- might be heavy but you have to check that out---

    let me know how that works out- and if you can post pictures I would be interested in seeing them

    regards from icy and chilly Iowa

    Gene
     
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    Gene - It doesn't feel all that heavy to me. But if it is, that's fine as I usually shoot fairly heavy field loads and a little heavier gun would be nice. I will post pictures I/when I purchase the gun.

    Pat - What would be the markings indicating the higher grade steel? Would it actually have "Boheler Antitit" stamped on the barrels or monobloc?

    Thanks.
     
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    Both steels are good- dont let that bother you

    Gene
     
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    Bill, thanks - I will check on the yr. of manufacture. I assume there were no specific years to be concerned about (i.e. Browning's salt stock years, etc.).
     
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