I am looking at the Beretta Silver Pigeon O/U's and the Ultralight, in a left handed version (also looking at some Guerini's, but that is another story...). Turning to the Beretta USA web site, they note that the guns do not come in a left handed version, but it might--if the dealer is willing--be possible to order one. In addition, current owners of the shotguns could send them in to be evaluated for a possible switching of cast off to cast on stocks, etc. Then I guess Beretta sends a quote on the switch out which could vary several hundered dollars depending on the gun, blah, blah, blah.
Note: In all fairness to Beretta, here is what it says on the web site. I did not want to paint such a negative picture...
Beretta does not import a left handed version of our over and under shotguns. We do carry an inventory of left hand stocks and for a nominal fee the shotgun can be converted prior to shipment. This service is offered at the dealers discretion and based on the availability of the firearm, stocks, and triggers (if required), the shotgun can be converted prior to shipment. When placing an order for this item, the dealer should verify this information to confirm availability, delivery and final costs.
"For those customers who already own Beretta firearms and would like to have this conversion made, we suggest that you return your over and under shotgun to Beretta for examination. Based on this review and the availability of the stocks and triggers (if required), a quotation will be prepared for them. Cost for this service can run from $150 to $1000 or more based on the model of shotgun, grade of wood and the condition of your original stock. For information on how to return your firearm, please visit our web page online at http://www.berettausa.com/customer/request_service.cfm
I was thrown off by the FAQ under left handed guns:
"Beretta does not produce a left-handed version of our over and unders. However, for our competition line, we offer, at a charge, a conversion." I initially took that to mean that if you wanted a field gun in a southpaw version, you were SOL...
Sorry for the pessimism, but getting any information from the Beretta folks has been like pulling teeth for me. I drove up to two dealers yesterday, but one wanted me to call back today to ask the manager if it could be ordered that way and the other one just didn't know if it could be done, but he 'suppose'd' he could call and find out. Thought I would turn to the real experts.
Has anyone out there gotten either the Silver Pigeon or Ultralight in a left handed version? If so, who are the dealers out there that are willing to work with someone on this, or did you deal with Beretta directly.