Beretta has been using date codes to identify the manufacturing year of their shotguns since 1945, initially with roman numerals and then switching to two letters from 1975 onwards (e.g. DA). Prior to 1945 date codes were in Roman numerals and included the month and the last two digits of the year, so January 1922 would be rendered IXXII.
Our Beretta age lookup tool can help you determine the manufacturing year of any side-by-side, over-and-under, or semi-automatic shotgun. Simply enter the date code portion of the serial number, which is usually found in an engraved rectangle below the chamber on a side-by-side, beneath the chambers on an over-and-under, and close to the receiver end of the barrels on a semi-automatic shotgun. Knowing the manufacturing date of your Beretta shotgun can be useful for both collectors and owners looking to sell or trade their firearm.
Search for your Beretta shotgun
To find the age of your Beretta shotgun, simply enter the guns year code – typically two letters inside of a box. This is often found near the receiver.
Beretta date codes
Our date code tool is based off of the following table, which lists every date code associated with Beretta shotguns since 1945.
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Is my Beretta shotgun under warranty?
Beretta’s warranty offerings differ depending on location. However, Beretta offers a two year warranty on all new firearms as standard, which can be upgraded to three years free of charge.
In countries such as Great Britain, warranties can be upgraded to ten years for just £60.00. All warranty extensions must be registered with the importer within 30 days of purchase.
To find out the warranty status of your gun, contact the distributor for your country.
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