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Good Deal?

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by rich79, Jan 4, 2021.

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    This looks considerably less than new RRP, as I'm sure you'll have checked. Perhaps it's something to do with the rumour that 692s have been/will be discontinued. I wouldn't let that deter me if the gun felt comfortable, though.
     
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    Tim at countryway told me that too, the rep wasn't clear on what was going on but told him not to order anymore 692's!
    Whatever will be replacing it will be north of £2500 so more than I'd like to spend, if new I'd buy a 690/1 for £2100-£2300.
    All the trade prices for these seem to be around £1700.
     
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    I've never used a 692, but if you have & you get on with it then this may be a good time to grab a bargain if dealers are trying to get rid of stock. I wouldn't be at all concerned about buying a discontinued shotgun from a manufacturer as big & well established as Beretta.
     
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    Have likewise heard about discontinuation, so whilst £1,750 isn't a bad price, I'd wait a while to see what happens and then make cheeky offers
     
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    This is secondhand so I doubt it'll go lower, although a lower model I can get a new 690 sporter for £2100!
     
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    I'm not a Beretta guy but have shot my mates 692 on numerous occasions and i have to say it's a dream to shoot for a round of ESP. That one in your pic has a nice looking piece of timber on it (better than my mates) so it's definitely worth a look. It looks a bit of a bargain, won't hurt to offer him/her a bit less, nothing to loose. :thumb:
     
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    A little bit of digging has revealed ejector issues with early 692s that was apparently rectified in later ones. If this is indeed the case and the problem has been identified & fixed then a 692 could be a good buy in the coming months. I agree with Buckshot regarding the wood.
     
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    I would check to see if it was rectified in the 692 model. If it was only rectified in the 694 etc it means the 692 still have the problems.
     
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    Any replacement will probably have the same block/internals but with changes to external shaping/wood/chokes (what's in fashion again now is it short/long/internal/external/extended chokes???) rib /engraving etc. etc.:up:
     
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    I like engraving on other peoples guns, but I love a plain and simple action. Were I in the market for a 12g Sporter that would have me salivating. That said it would have to be one hell of a gun to be better than a 682Gold E adjustable, which IMO apart from the custom made DTs was pretty much the ultimate clay popping gun and still is.....
     
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    Problem is these days most are really beat up & done huge amounts of cartridges, and if it's a barely used minter people want £££ plus would you then want to shove loads if rounds through it?

    Theres nothing I can do about this one anyway being as we're now in lockdown, there's a few 690/691/692 at a local rfd's, I don't really like spending money at this particular one but my other two preferred rfds just don't have any in stock to look at, I don't want them ordering any in then I don't buy one.
     
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    Shoving loads of rounds through chrome lined Beretta barrels is like using a good quality hose pipe, it’s not gonna wear out from the inside. Maintenance of the chokes and ejectors is far more important Than how many shells it’s consumed. All the internals and even the hinge pivots are replaceable. If the important bits have been looked after a Beretta is good for decades of use. :thumb:

    I wanted a 20g S2 semi auto couple of years back, wasn’t enamoured by the new crop of Berettas so went back to what I knew an AL391. Found a minter for about £50 over the going rate so snapped it up. 15 yr old shotgun? You wouldn’t be able to tell it apart from a new one.
     
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    Oh yeah everything is replaceable, my worry is the previous owners attention to maintainance, I was saying to my dad the other day when we went clay shooting, the amount of people that placed £1-£2-£3k shotguns up against muddy banks or on the ground supported by a bag ready to accidentally be kicked over was surprisingly common.
    If it's not been owned long then chances are it's still good, but with a 682e it's a worry in my mind, I'm erring towards new so it's kept to my standards.
     
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    Buying new is fine, you can have your pick of stocks and find the one that suits you best.
    When I was buying a new 682Gold E I went into the Beretta gallery London, tried all of them in stock, not one floated my boat, mates had them so if shot a fair few of them to know a nice one.
    Drove allover looking at them.including ltd ones. Found one close to home that balanced and fit very well.
    Take your time and find the right gun, they're are plenty around. A good used would be my choice as you save a lot and a good service will have the gun like new anyway.
     

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