Beretta 302

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  1. Chick4

    Chick4 New Member

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    Does anyone know the difference between the 301, 302, and 303 Beretta? I can't seem to find that info anywhere. I've had a 302 for 20 years or so, but never shot it much. I'm really just kind of curious about the diferences, if any. Thanks
  2. HOLDEMTWICE

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    THE MODEL 301 i don not know of one
    THE MODEL 302 i have one is a 12 or 20 gaugesemi auto-matic shotgun using 2.75 or 3" shells interchangeably , various barrel lengths and screw in choke tubes.Blued with a checkered walnut stock. manufactured between 1982n and 1987 . mine is the super lusso
    THE MODEL 303 i have one is a 12 or 20 guage semi automatic shotgun in,26", 28" 30" or 32 " ventilated rib barrels with screw in choke tubes. blued with a checkered walnut stock. introduced in 1987 . the various models offered differ slightly in configuration and/or quaility of materials.
    mine is the A-303 sporting clay with gradeone furniture ! i hope this helps

    this information was taken out of 2007 standard catalog of firarms 17th edition collectors price and reference guide .
  3. paulncharly2572

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    I am wondering if someone can tell me if my A302 is a "Super Lusso".The date-code(AM) shows it to be mfd. in 1984. I don't know much more about it than that. It's 12gauge 3"mag w/28" barrel. Any comments or info will be appreciated. Thanks.

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  4. TRAP55

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    Not a Super Lusso.
    They were hand engraved, lots of gold parts, and outstanding exhibition grade walnut.
  5. paulncharly2572

    paulncharly2572 New Member

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    Thanks for the info.
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    Nice looking 302 though!
    The differences in the 300 series are minor, mostly cosmetic. Almost all the parts will interchange, and interchange with the Browning B-80 as well.
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    I'm not sure if it matters,but the trigger and safety are gold.It just doesn't show in the pics due to to my bad photography skills.
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    Better made shotguns have gold plated triggers. The salts in the sweat from your finger will corrode the trigger finish when just blued. The salts in bird blood on your fingers will eat holes in your gun!
    Lusso grade firearms from Italy are like a Grade 3-5 Browning, a Super Lusso grade, is like a Grade 6 Exhibition.
    Your stock is a Field grade, and the engraving is done by machine.
    Here's an example of a Lusso Grade stock:
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    This would qualify as Super Lusso engraving:
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