I’m no expert on Beretta but someone may have swapped the barrel at some point and/or I have found quite a few discrepancies in the Blue Book.
If you retained the s/n, you can search on BUSA's website for identification... or you can also phone BUSA's customer service line and talk with one of their c/s representatives.I recently sold a Beretta A390ST shotgun, which I acquired in a trade and never did anything more than have a gunsmith disassemble, clean, and inspect it. The guy from whom I got it, insisted it was a "Silver Mallard" edition. My "Blue Book of Gun Values" (37th ed.) describes the Silver Mallard in great detail - all of which aptly fit my A390 variant. When I sold the shotgun, the new buyer informed me it was not a "Silver Mallard," but was a "Sport Trap" (hence, the "ST" appendix). He stated the "Silver Mallard" would have those words engraved on the receiver. My problem is that according to the BBGV-37, the Sport Trap only came with a 30 or 32" VR barrel. Mine had a 26" VR barrel (as described in the "Silver Mallard" section).
So here's my question (for you Beretta experts): Was my A390ST a "Silver Mallard," or a "Sport Trap?" Be kind, I claim no expertise in imported shotguns!
I tried the website, but the S/N was not found. The shotgun has been sold, but it's still buggin' me! On a lighter note, I'm really liking the Kimber Micro 9 I got on trade!!!If you retained the s/n, you can search on BUSA's website for identification... or you can also phone BUSA's customer service line and talk with one of their c/s representatives.