NO. It looks like someone try to fit the forearm to the gun. There is a serial number on the gun that will match the number in the forearm. Beretta DT10 have great fit and finish. This is not factory work. If you can get a price on the repair see if you can get that off the price of the gun.
Yeah, something funky going on there. Maybe someone did a little mix n' match, which doesn't always work out with Berettas. Like Kraiza said, the DT usually has very good fit and finish out of the factory.
I saw a very attractively priced 687 SPII 20/28 two barrel set at Sportsmans'
Warehouse in Loveland CO that looked just like that last spring. I thought it was odd, being a new gun on the shelf but when I stopped into another dealership that had one listed (in Casper WY), it didn't have that big forend gap but had the most pathetic looking butt stock. Cut cross grained. I would've been reluctant to shoot it much because I guarantee that at some point the stock will crack across the grain. Extremely poor quality on what should be higher grade shotguns.
I've not seen any examples that poor on their higher grade guns since but I can tell you they put some amazingly poor quality guns out of the factory in the last year or so. Amazing because these were not lower tier Berettas.
Guys, On all Beretta gun designs you need to install two wood screws in the back of the forearm iron to draw up the forend so they won't move and eventually break in two.
Just like the Kolar forearm iron is secured with two wood screws. Nearly ALL Beretta forearms will crack eventually from excessive shooting without this added feature. Requires having a gunsmith or machinist drill the forearm iron.
Incidentally adding this modification would most likely eliminate the gap described in the original post here.
Phil Simms Stockmaker
Rastoff, Next time you go to a really big shoot take a look at all the used beretta trap gun forearms on the racks at the gun dealers and I guarantee you will find cracked forearms. Been doing this over 25 years--Beretta forearm design is a very poor one! Unlike Kolars,Perazzi and some others which are designed very well to hold up under extended shooting, Beretta design has only a rounded latch casing and the rosettes to keep the wood from shifting forward upon recoil and eventually cracking or breaking.
Incidentally ask Leo Harrison how many forearms he went through before he had this type modification added to his DT-10????
I agree with Phil! I have a DT10 that had the cracked forearm before I bought it! Before I shot it 5000-6000 times it had two or three gaping cracks! I tried an epoxy repair and even imbedded a cross strengthening pc of aluminum that did not help! Finally, I "dremelled" the hell out of it, imbedded a (looked like an I-beam) piece of aluminum and acraglassed the hell out of it to keep it from getting worse! Forearm now holding but of course looks like hell! Tom Rhoads