The King Ranch
Beretta, a gun-manufacturing dynasty for more than four centuries founded in the early 1500s by Mastro Bartolomeo Beretta of Gardone, Italy, became synonymous with uncompromising quality, design, materials, construction and performance. Word spread beyond the Italian borders, establishing a tradition that has carried over, uninterrupted, through 15 generations of Berettas.
King Ranch, the birthplace of America’s ranching industry – a trade that sparked a new way of life and contributed to the timeless romance of the cowboy – is a coveted destination for hunting and other outdoor-style adventures. The ranch’s great expanse of 825,000 acres is an unspoiled habitat for a vast amount of native game, as well as exotics.
Founded by Richard King in 1853, the historic Texas ranch’s many accomplishments include the breeding of the Santa Gertrudis, the first American breed of cattle, as well as the first registered American Quarter Horse.
In 2005, inspired by this legendary ranch, Beretta created a series of limited-edition guns featuring hand-chased engraving in extraordinary detail by Beretta’s master engravers.
Beretta AL391 Teknys Gold King Ranch
This distinctive autoloader features attractive King Ranch brown enamel inserts on the stock and receiver. Deeply engraved Santa Gertrudis Ranch stable scenes complement the polished side panels.
Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon S King Ranch
All the aesthetics and materials of Beretta’s premium over-and-unders with special receiver artwork featuring a rope-bordered logo and Santa Gertrudis Ranch stable engraving. Like all King Ranch shotguns, the engraving is all hand-chased.
Beretta 687 EELL Diamond Pigeon King Ranch, 28″
An over-under with the feel and allure of a classic game gun. Features special receiver artwork of cowboy herding scenes and “Monkey,” the first and famous King Ranch Santa Gertrudis bull. Also features King Ranch fireplace decoration and Santa Gertrudis Ranch stable.