Gun Report

Beretta 471 Silver Hawk J471219 12 Gauge

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What a ball we had with this one. Fast without being whippy, this is a nimble field gun that can shoot fast little birds in thick cover. We also think the fit and finish is well done. We do wish it had a hold-open feature on the top lever, though, and this gun might feel a little short for taller shooters.

Beretta 471 Silver Hawk J471219 12 Gauge

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Inletting on both sides of the boxlock receiver and around the trigger guard inset was wonderfully finished.
Our Silver Hawk sported a dark-chocolate buttstock with an orange butt pad mated to a black spacer. We liked this pad better than a traditional checkered-wood buttplate.
We wish the top lever had been a stay-open design to make the gun assembly process easier. The assembly may very well have been the only awkward feature of this gun, but it was enough to knock it down from an A to an A- grade.
Fine wood-to-metal fit continued on the splinter forend, which had an Anson push-type release. The forend's wood matched the buttstock both in figuring and color. Beavertail forends are also available with pistol-grip butts.

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