BERETTA 1200-F and 1201-F

BERETTA 1200-F and 1201-F
BERETTA 1200-F and 1201-F

- TEXT AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICS COMING FROM THE ORIGINAL BERETTA BROCHURE - Any expert hunter knows well that adverse conditions like the morning dampness, a rainy day, the passage through compact vegetation and a saline atmosphere put his shotgun to the test. Notwithstanding the fact that the classic shotgun may be thoroughly weatherproof and abrasion resistant, it is likely to get damaged to some extent, unless it is handled with particular care. The hunter, who is determined not to let his pleasure of hunting be spoilt by the worry of damaging his shotgun, can now avail himself of the Beretta 1200 F representing a different concept of automatic shotgun. Developed for coping with the worst conditions, the Beretta 1200 F is really an "all-field shotgun", with simple mechanisms, essential finish, rugged and reliable. Hereafter we are going to give you the reason why. The stock and forend are made of a special strengthened techno polymer. The impact strength, abrasion resistance, weather ability, strain strength and endurance of this material fully meet the severe ordnance specifications required by military firearms on which Beretta has the chance to made severe field tests. The operation system, both simple and practical, uses by inertia the kinetic energy of the recoil. The bolt assembly consists of a limited number of components, among which, the rotating head, ensures a perfect locking on the barrel extension. When the cartridge is fired, the kinetic energy of the recoil drives the locking slide forward with regard to the shotgun. The locking slide compresses a spring located between the slide itself and the rotating head, so driven backwards by this spring which is extending, it makes the head turn by means of a cam. In this way, the cartridge chamber gets open. The system, in conjunction with the fixed barrel, gives a remarkable shooting stability. The trigger plate assembly is also very simple: a single pin is sufficient to fix it to the receiver. The feeding assembly is designed in order to ensure a correct feeding, even when using the most powerful shot shells. No special tools are needed for disassembling. Simplicity of construction and special materials are not only a guarantee for handiness and functionality, but mean also less weight and ease of handling. These two last properties of the shotgun become particularly evident and appreciable at the end of a hunting day. Not to speak of the new attractive design of the 1200F. The streamline receiver is connected with the stock by a definite chamfer, yet extremely harmonic. The fluted stock and forend add a distinctive character to the shotgun. To carry the shotgun on the shoulder, the stock is fitted with a threaded bore, covered by a removable cap, to accommodate a sling swivel whenever needed. The matted grey chromed trigger, safety, feeding lever and bolt release button stand out against the matted black finish of the entire shotgun. The final result is the new Beretta 1200F a young shotgun yet with an undeniable character, slight1y unconventional, undoubtedly ,practical and cost-effective. For those who like to go hunting in all freedom, here is the 1200 F a different concept of automatic shotgun. - PLEASE NOTE: The 1200-F is the forerunner of the 1201-F. Both of them are now out of production; the main difference is that the 1200-F was mainly intended for hunting, so, accomplishing with the italian laws, it had a 3-rounds only capacity; the 1201-F was much intended for clay shooting and sporting, so it was also produced with a 6-rounds capacity tube. - --- TECHNICAL SPECS: CALIBER: 12-Gauge CARTRIDGE CHAMBER: 70 mm (2 3/4") BARREL LENGHT AND CHOKES: 67 cm 000 (M) - 71 cm 00 (IM) BARREL: Smoothbore, hard-chromed bore, Rib plain ventilated bore FRONT SIGHT: Metal bead OPERATION: Semi-automatic, inertia operated LOCKING SYSTEM: Rotating bolt SAFETY: Manual, push button will lock the trigger MAGAZINE: Plugged to 2 rounds (3 rounds including 1 in chamber / 6 rounds for the 1201-F: plugged to 5 rounds plus 1 in chamber) STOCK AND FOREND: Made of special strengthened technopolymer LENGHT OF STOCK: 365 mm WEIGHT: 3,250 ~ Kg FINISH: Matted black and matted grey

Submitted by: PIERANGELO TENDAS