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The Silver Pigeon I Bridges the Gap Between Economical and Luxury Over/Unders

January 22, 2011
The Silver Pigeon I Bridges the Gap Between Economical and Luxury Over/Unders

Lea L. Ramthun
301.283.2191, Ext. 1219
Accokeek, MD (January 21, 2011) The dream of owning an affordable over/under shotgun without having to sacrifice the style, form and function of a luxury model comes true with the debut of the Silver Pigeon I from Beretta. Inspired by the shotguns of old yet with modern technological advances, this economically priced over/under will provide years of shooting pleasure while becoming a treasured family heirloom.

Beretta built the Silver Pigeon I as it has every other over/under shotgun that has preceded it-to be the strongest, most reliable over/under in the world. The top mounted, dual conical locking lugs tighten over the life of the shotgun for a vault-like lock-up year after year. Those same locking lugs sit high on the low profile receiver, providing for a significantly stronger lock-up while remaining exceptionally balanced in the hands of the shooter.

Deeply set barrels bring the sight plane in line with a shooter's hands, providing reduced recoil and minimal muzzle rise. The chrome-lined, cold-hammer forged barrels feature the Optima Bore HP® geometry, and deliver unparalleled ballistic performance. A Silver Pigeon I houses modern technology within the classic styling expected of an over/under.

Drawing inspiration from the beautiful luxury models that have come before it, the satin nickel receiver features extensive English-style scroll and floral engravings. The rich engravings, traditional 3" receiver, select walnut stock, Schnabel fore-end and gold-plated trigger of the Silver Pigeon I belie its economical price and make the Silver Pigeon I a shotgun one would be proud to pass down from generation to generation.

Beretta, established in 1526, is the oldest industrial dynasty in the world tracing its roots through 16 generations of continuous family ownership. Firearms bearing the Beretta name have been sold for almost 500 years. Beretta USA Corp. was founded in 1977 and supplies the standard sidearm to the U.S. Armed Forces. Today, Beretta manufactures, distributes and markets a complete line of firearms, accessories and apparel. Beretta also owns and operates six retail Beretta Gallery stores worldwide. For additional information, visit

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