Whether hunting quail or clays, the autoloaders from famous Italian gunmaker, Franchi, are top-notch performers. A leading innovator of firearm technology, Franchi developed and patented the Variopress piston to control the greater gas pressures generated when firing 12-gauge, 3-inch magnum loads in the Model 612. The heavy-duty spring on the piston compresses to allow the release of excess gases and absorb magnum-level energy instead of transferring it directly to the hardened chrome steel action bars/bolt assembly. The result is a positive semi-automatic shotgun function, buffered recoil and less stress on the working parts of the firearm. The 612's bore is chrome-lined for strength and durability and designed to accept the same screw-in choke tubes as many Beretta semi-autos. This shotgun features a 30" ported barrel with a ventilated rib, front and rear bead sights, a cross-bolt safety, and an improved modified choke tube. Its wood, metal, and bore are all in very good condition.