IDEAL BLEND OF TRADITION, DESIGN, FUNCTION AND STYLE
In a traditional firearm like the over-and-under, the task of the designer is even more difficult.
The design is constrained by the dimensions, the function of the parts, by the weight and balance of the components, by the ergonomics of the shapes, by tradition.
The Beretta Perennia over-and-under is the best example of how all of these characteristics may be blended together in the correct proportions in order to reach a single goal,a grand result of elegance, modernism, efficiency and style.
TRADITIONAL CLASS, INNOVATIVE STYLE: RECEIVER
The receiver, while maintaining the traditional Beretta locking system with trapezoidal shoulders and double longitudinal locking lugs, is strongly characterized by the sideplates that stand out from the sides in an arrow-head shape.
The locking shoulders of the monobloc and their corresponding seats on the receiver feature new and increased shapes that are not only better integrated into the design of the sideplates, but also improve the efficiency of the lock-up.
The styling refinements continue into the shape of the stock inletting, which now moves well forward into the sides of the receiver, consolidating the rigidity of the assembly.
NEW TOP LEVER DESIGN
The newly designed top lever features a wide surface area to ensure ease and comfort of operation.
TRADITIONAL CLASS,INNOVATIVE STYLE: BARRELS DESIGN & STYLE
The new profile of the barrels also unifies form and function: the tubes elegantly blend with the receiver and ensure excellent strength and durability. The top moldings are gracefully modeled in harmony with the style of the receiver and simultaneously guarantee an improved field of view when sighting.
Machined from a solid steel alloy billet, hardened and tempered, the receiver of the Perennia over-and-under provides a low and elegant profile that allows the redirection of the recoil in-line to the shooter’s shoulder.
The felt recoil is therefore reduced and the ease of shouldering increased.
The high-strength alloy receiver is treated with an exclusive, nickel based, protective finish that increases its durability and resistance to the corrosive elements of the environment.
NEW BARREL PROFILE
Manufactured from the highest strength alloys using the exclusive process of cold hammer forging, which guarantees the perfect concentricity of the tubes, the barrels of the new Beretta Perennia are extremely strong yet, at the same time, light.
Designed to be able to withstand the rigors of steel shot, they feature a new internal Optima-Bore® HP (High Performance) profile with a longer forcing cone which improves patterning and contributes to reduce felt recoil.
The bore and chamber are completely chrome lined to guarantee maximum resistance to corrosion and wear, and to increase the velocity of the shot.
The new profile of the barrels joins form and function: the tubes blend harmoniously with the monobloc, mating the streamlined profile of the receiver and, at the same time, ensuring excellent durability and strength.
The external surfaces of the barrels are finished in a resistant polished blueing.
BERETTA Q-STOCK® PATENTED QUICK TAKEDOWN STOCK
The new profile Q-Stock® features an exclusive attachment system to the receiver, patented by Beretta, which allows its disassembly in just a few seconds – for replacement, special work or access to the trigger mechanism – without having to remove the recoil pad.
This new Q-Stock® design no longer requires the traditional internal through-bolt since it attaches directly to the receiver, increasing the solidity of the receiver-stock assembly.
The result is a lock-up that is constant over time, also contributing to extending the life of the shotgun. The disassembly operation is executed using the included special key, inserting it through the grip cap which features an elegant and functional hinged coverplate.
LESS RECOIL, LESS MUZZLE RAISE, MORE ACCURACY
The new patented Kick-Off® mechanism (on select models only) was conceived to significantly reduce the felt recoil to the shooter’s shoulder.
Thanks to Kick-Off®, the recoil energy is gradually dissipated through two oil hydraulic dampeners integrated into the design, with obvious better comfort to the shooter.
At the same time, the vibrations and the muzzle rise are decreased, and the durability, reliability and handling of the firearm are enhanced.