When Stallone asks you to make him a shotgun, you make a shotgun worthy of Stallone, right?

Beretta recently posted the details of a unique SO Sparviere (Italian = Sparrowhawk) for Sylvester Stallone. Made with walnut briarwood and Boehler Antinit steel, the series is part heirloom-quality firearm-as-art and part upland game shotgun even before any engraving is done.

This one-off creation by the Pietro Beretta Custom Atelier reportedly required between 800 and 900 hours of engraving work alone. 
 

Rocky SO Sparviere shotgun by Beretta
The 12-gauge side-by-side Sparviere is a one-of-a-kind work of functional art. (All photos: Beretta)


"Our engravers, carrying a centuries-old tradition, employed a number of different of techniques to bring to life this masterpiece," said Beretta on the gun. "These include deep hammer and chisel, to reproduce two of the most memorable scenes from the Rocky movie saga; gold-inlays are also there, to recreate Sylvester Stallone’s signature on the stock; colored enamels were employed to recreate the USA flag and add other details, such as Rocky signature boxing gloves."
 

Rocky SO Sparviere shotgun by Beretta
Rocky SO Sparviere shotgun by Beretta
Rocky SO Sparviere shotgun by Beretta
Rocky SO Sparviere shotgun by Beretta
Rocky SO Sparviere shotgun by Beretta
Rocky SO Sparviere shotgun by Beretta
The Sparviere line has a unique "gullwing" sidelock action based on the Beretta S0-6 that has front hinges allowing the locks to be opened for inspection and cleaning. 

 

Rocky SO Sparviere shotgun by Beretta
"The total absence of visible screws gives the engraving an uninterrupted blank canvas to express its full beauty. Even the visible internal parts are superbly finished and engraved by hand: for this unique piece, the side plates features on the inside an enameled turtle, the pet Sylvester Stallone had in the Rocky movies and that he still keeps at home today," said the company, who has been in the firearms business since 1526. 


For reference, the side-by-side Sparviere series, introduced in 2014, starts at around $89k, but don't worry, they have lots of other SXS and OAU models available starting in the low four figures.  

Of course, we would have preferred to see Sly order a specialized "Nothing is Over" M60, for more obvious reasons.

Also, the NFA and Hughes Act should be repealed, just saying.

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