One thing that Beretta does really well is make unique exhibition-grade shotguns and their latest was presented at the Safari Club International Convention in Nashville, Tennessee last week. No word on the price, which is surely in the mid-six figure range, but it was created to mark the 100th Anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Dubbed the Tutankhamon for obvious reasons, the shotgun is based on one of the company’s SL3 12-gauge over-and-under in a classic field configuration complete with Steelium hyper-polished 30-inch Optimabore-HP barrels. Going far past basic, the shotgun is an EELL grade, the company’s highest in terms of engraving and woods, and has more than 1,000 hours of inlays by Italian master engraver Luca Casari.
Those inlays span not only the Pharaoh Tutankhamon but lots of his Ancient Egyptian 18th Dynasty relations including Queen Neferneferuaten Nefertiti and Queen Ankhesenamun. Thrown in are key landmarks of the Valley of the Gods including the Great Sphinx, caravans, and an oasis, as well as deities Anubis and Horus.