The 686 is a no-frills shotgun with all the operating systems and safety features that make a Beretta, a Beretta. The straight-grained stock is selected for strength and durability and highlighted with clean, cut checkering on the pistol grip and fore-end. The low-profile receiver and slim forend enhance pointability. Bores and chambers are chrome-lined for extra durability. Long life and durability are assured by the perfect mating of Monobloc and barrels, self-adjusting, dual conical locking lugs and strong, replaceable hinge pins. This shotgun features a ventilated rib, a front bead sight, a gold-plated trigger, a tang-mounted safety, and improved cylinder and skeet choke tubes. Its wood is in good condition and its metal and bore are in very good condition.