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I just received a Beretta S56E O/U. IS this a worthy firearm? I know that Beretta is a great manufacturer of shotties and was wondering what its value is. I will be refinishing the stock and barrel so it will be in mint condition when I am finished. I only got it because I have always wanted an O/U and it was given to me.

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 43 weeks ago

Bluebook says about $700 in 95% condition.

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from hunter ben wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Beekeeper has it covered.

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from mecooke wrote 3 years 32 weeks ago

Hello, these are excellent quality shotguns and being very light are great for field shooting. I have just finished restoring one (mine was made in 1971) and just had it back from Beretta.

A point to note though is that spare parts for the 56 series are not readily available so I wouldn't use it for heavy frequent pounding of clay target.

They were made in variants 55, 56 and 57 and in standard, 'E' and 'EL' grades and in single or double trigger. Mine is a S56e single trigger and despite that its not probably worth much more that $1200 here in Australia or $1000 in US for an excellent one, I wouldn't part with this as it comes to the shoulder and handles beautifully.

The standard of these early 56's are generally pretty high and even in the early seventies had chromed barrels.

Hope you enjoy restoring yours, I did, and discovered some lovely walnut once i'd got the varnish off. I then finished in an 'english oiled' stock finish using tru-oil.

i have a couple of other beretta's too and despite this one costing me a fraction of the $3000 i spend on my silver pigeon, it is every bit as good. I'll try to get some pics up soon.

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 43 weeks ago

Bluebook says about $700 in 95% condition.

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from hunter ben wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Beekeeper has it covered.

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from mecooke wrote 3 years 32 weeks ago

Hello, these are excellent quality shotguns and being very light are great for field shooting. I have just finished restoring one (mine was made in 1971) and just had it back from Beretta.

A point to note though is that spare parts for the 56 series are not readily available so I wouldn't use it for heavy frequent pounding of clay target.

They were made in variants 55, 56 and 57 and in standard, 'E' and 'EL' grades and in single or double trigger. Mine is a S56e single trigger and despite that its not probably worth much more that $1200 here in Australia or $1000 in US for an excellent one, I wouldn't part with this as it comes to the shoulder and handles beautifully.

The standard of these early 56's are generally pretty high and even in the early seventies had chromed barrels.

Hope you enjoy restoring yours, I did, and discovered some lovely walnut once i'd got the varnish off. I then finished in an 'english oiled' stock finish using tru-oil.

i have a couple of other beretta's too and despite this one costing me a fraction of the $3000 i spend on my silver pigeon, it is every bit as good. I'll try to get some pics up soon.

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