can you tell the manufacture date from the serial number on a beretta shotgun?
No, you cannot tell the manufacture date from the serial number on a Beretta shotgun. You can however enter the serial number into a program that will tell you the manufacture date. It will tell you any information that it can about a specific serial number. The link for that site is here: http://www.berettasupport.com/applications/php_serialhistory/serial_form1.htm.