Beretta SO10: The Ultimate Masterpiece
Seventy years after the first modern Beretta over-and-under (the model S1, launched in 1933), a new true sidelock shotgun is born.
The new SO10 over-and-under is the deserving successor of the famous Beretta SO series hunting and competition shotguns that have earned their reputation, on the Olympic podium and on the most exclusive hunts, from Europe to America to Africa, as the most functional, elegant and exclusive over-and-unders in the world.
GRACEFUL AND PROPORTIONED RECEIVER
The receiver of the Beretta SO10 over-and-under, depicting exquisitely double ribbed top mouldings, blends elegantly with the classic tapered external profile of the Beretta barrels. It is machined from a solid block of special high-resistant tri-alloy steel. The top mouldings have been gracefully slimmed to offer the best lateral vision during aiming. No part is welded or precision cast. The polishing of the surfaces is done entirely by hand.
INNOVATIVE LOCKING SYSTEM
The locking system of the Beretta SO10 over-and-under features a rear longitudinal bolt operating in a central position (between the two tubes), making the opening of the barrels smooth and noiseless, and minimizing stress when firing. Two additional lugs, located in the lower part of the receiver, further increase the strength and the efficiency of the locking system. As on the other Beretta SO models, the classic trapezoidal locking shoulders of the barrels work in contrast with the shoulders of the receiver.
REMOVABLE SIDE LOCKS
The classic Beretta side plates can be disassembled by hand by way of two robust hidden keys, facilitating inspection and maintenance of the firing mechanism. The visible internal parts, all newly designed, are superbly finished and engraved by hand.
The trigger of the Beretta SO10 over-and-under is made from precious titanium to ensure superior strength and light weight.
EXTENDED TRIGGER GUARD
The extended trigger guard is manufactured from a solid block of steel. Encased within the grip, it adds a further touch of elegance to the shotgun. No part is welded or precision cast.
The new Beretta SO10 over-and-under boasts demibloc barrels, manufactured for the first time using an exclusive process of cold hammer forging extremely resistant ni, cr, mo steel alloy tubes. The perfect concentricity of the tubes obtained with this system ensures lightweight barrels and exceptional strength. Years of flawless performance are guaranteed. Two bands on the sides of the barrels increase the contact area between the fore-end and the tubes, improving the robustness of the shotgun. The top rib is finely hand checkered to reduce glare. The cartridge chambers and the bores are hard-chromed for extra corrosion resistance, extended barrel life and more consistent shot patterns. The deep and glossy blueing of the barrels is the result of repeated black oxidations and painstaking hand work.
NEW STAINLESS STEEL BERETTA OPTIMACHOKE® TUBES
The new stainless steel screw-in Beretta Optimachoke® tubes, with an elongated cone, boast an internal profile specifically designed to enhance the concentration and distribution of shot patterns and to minimize shot deformation.
NEW EJECTORS WITH GUIDE
The Beretta SO10 over-and-under features newly designed ejectors, precisely guided on the demibloc to ensure flawless extraction and ejection of the cartridges. The contact area between the ejectors and the shell rim has been increased to improve the efficiency of the cartridge catching.
HIGH QUALITY WALNUT
The walnut wood used to craft the stock and fore-end is carefully singled out for its grain quality, color and strength. The skill of the stock-maker and his ability with age-old tools are wisely used to create custom dimensioned stocks and fore-ends. The checkering of the wooden parts is also patiently hand executed and provides a functional anti-slip grip surface. Lastly comes polishing, by means of repeated coats of oil or wax applied by hand to enhance the grain, color and brightness of the wood. The slender and elegant fore-end is further embellished by the newly designed fore-end catch lever with hidden retaining screws.
THE ENGRAVER’S SIGNATURE
The absence of pins and screws on the surface of the receiver has given the Master Engraver an uninterrupted blank canvas on which to express his full creativity. Six different engraving patterns are dedicated to the SO10 model. The SO10 EELL features custom-made or other numerous types of engravings one can choose in the Engraving Catalog. A special SO10 version with a mirror polished receiver is also available.
ELEGANT AND STURDY CASES
Entirely hand executed by expert craftsmen, both the cases of the Beretta SO10 and SO10 EELL over and unders are made of solid wood covered in resistant leather. A full range of hand made cleaning and maintenance accessories is provided. Type and color of leather, wood and finishings of accessories vary depending on the model.
Chamber: 2-3/4", 3″
Action: SO10 Sidelock
Wood Finish: Class 5 Turkish Walnut, Hand-Rubbed Oil
Recoil Pad: Hand Checkered Buttstock
Trigger: Single Selective
Rib Size: 6x6mm
Average Weight: 6 lbs
Sight: Bradley Type (3mm)