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Old 11-17-2019, 8:49 AM
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Default Benelli Love

Busting my Shotgun Post Cherry...always love for Shotty's. Shot pumps 1970's and 1982 (Big 5 Van Nuys, CA @ $139.99) bought still in the safe shoot every now and then Mossberg 500 ATP 18". Did a very short stint with Skeet (Browning Citori).

Benelli M1 Super 90's:

> 1995 HK import-Tactical Pistol Grip-ghost ring sights-7rd mag extension - BNIB Time Capsule from the LA Police Pistol and Athletic club. Bought from a fellow CG'r and busted out last Friday. Will shoot this...a lot...perfect for Zombies.

> 1999 Benelli Import-Tactical Field Stock-rifle sights-7rd mag extension - bought from the World Famous National Guns, Northridge, CA - BNIB - sits in the safe since new.
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Old 11-17-2019, 9:08 AM
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Good stuff.
I remember National Guns. Thats where I bought my first handgun, a Glock 21. I remember they used to have these oak barrels with milsurps stuffed in them. All flat rate cash and carry. Ahhh those were the days. After National I'd go to Pony Express and then to B&B. Yip the good ol days...

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Old 11-17-2019, 9:14 AM
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The Elithorpe's were family friends - Pony Express, Encino (a new Chick Filla' just opened on that corner) then moved to Van Nuys by Anheuser Busch. Joe then closed it all up and moved to Idaho. F-City of LA and CA as he would say...

Now that was a gun store.
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Old 11-17-2019, 9:48 AM
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I lusted for one for 20 YEARS... before finally getting this safequeen, in 2008.



One of the last - made in 2002, according to the proofmarks - and READY for Zeddy , but I never shoot it.

30 rd. AR mags here in the land of the free, make my AR a better choice for HD.
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Old 11-17-2019, 10:44 AM
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that HK benelli M1 tactical with ghost ring sights is collectible status now. mine is still unfired inside it's original box. even better if you send it to taran tactical so they can turn it into a fully modified beast.
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Old 11-17-2019, 11:24 AM
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Default How much Collectible

Get HK Benelli imports and desirability; especially the M1 Super 90 Tactical.

How much more value-fast forward 10 years-worth $2k BNIB in CA? Really not enough $$$.

Since shooting just for fun, keep the HK Tactical BNIB and break out the regular old Benelli? What say those more knowledgeable than I in this market.

For me shooting either or would be fun enuf just for fun...
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Old 11-17-2019, 12:36 PM
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In the FWIW category, Buds sourced a bunch of new M1 Super 90 28 inchers and is selling them for $750. These might be a better starting point if you want one for customization:

https://www.budsgunshop.com/product_...ga+28+3+chokes

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Hmmm those are interesting. They're basically reissues of the M1. Its an M2 that looks like an M1. Tempting...but transfer + tax really kills it.

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...World Famous National Guns, Northridge, CA...
Bought my Wingmaster there.

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The Elithorpe's were family friends - Pony Express, ...then moved to Van Nuys by Anheuser Busch. Joe then closed it all up and moved to Idaho. F-City of LA and CA as he would say...Now that was a gun store.
I loved going in and looking at everything they had. A friend worked at the Encino store when he was in high school.
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Hmmm those are interesting. They're basically reissues of the M1. Its an M2 that looks like an M1.
So how far away are these from being a "real" M2? What M1 parts were added?

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It's not that M1 parts where added, it's an M2 with replicated M1 furniture. So M2 trigger pack, M2 barrel, M2 everything with a non-comfortech stock with shim kit. It seems pretty interesting...but I wonder is it just the cheapest Benelli or an overpriced Franchi at this point. There's a youtube review and comments on Bud's webpage about it.

https://www.budsgunshop.com/mobile/p...58541/redirect

https://youtu.be/MN6srwj8Djw

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It's not that M1 parts where added, it's an M2 with replicated M1 furniture.
Interesting; so it's an entry level M2.

A guy could buy this shotgun, pick up a defense barrel, a +1 extension, and maybe even an aftermarket stock, and pretty much have a do-it-all semiauto shotgun for less than the price of an M2 field.

And if it's an M2, support isn't an issue since it takes all M2 parts...

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Keep in mind though, Benelli barrels are Mad Expensive:

https://www.midwestgunworks.com/page/mgwi/prod/80008

I know, you get what you pay for, but modding one of those shotguns isn;t a cheap proposition.
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Love my Benelli M3. Highly underrated shotgun.
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Not modding anything new; as Dirk stated it's an expensive proposistion on a Benelli. Don't need anything more than M1 Super 90 Tactical.

So keeping my New2Me Tactical and have put my "Field" stock up for sale.

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Old 11-19-2019, 1:27 PM
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Love my Benelli M3. Highly underrated shotgun.

very true robert, especially the HK M3T super 90 with the folding skeletal butt stock (over receiver)...we have the same taste
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thats a nice m1 you got there im still looking to get one myself!
i got an hk m3 to hold me over for now! love the super 90s
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very true robert, especially the HK M3T super 90 with the folding skeletal butt stock (over receiver)...we have the same taste
Would love an M3T, but I opted instead for the Tactical Stock which is pinned to the position I like. I bought the extension tube for the Supernova, had the gunsmith add additional notches to the tube, and thread the end from M21x1 to M19x1 to fit the older non-scalloped receiver. This gives me the ability to use all kinds of Benelli stocks.

Would be nice to have the full length mag tube vs the +2 extension. It looks like if you tried to replace the tube for a full length, you would destroy the plastic guard in the process. I was going to buy a 26" field barrel and comfortech stock, but those are going to have to be had used.
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Love my Benelli M3. Highly underrated shotgun.
I love mine, but shooting an M4/M2 with chokes makes for a less frustrating time at during shotgun classes.
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I love mine, but shooting an M4/M2 with chokes makes for a less frustrating time at during shotgun classes.
M3s also have a longer barrel with factory chokes. But like anything M3, its not common or easy to find. Fire control parts are interchangeable amongst all variants, and shares a lot in common with the M1.

Only nitpick is I have to hold it like a regular pump, whereas the other variants allow you to keep your support hand closer to the body.
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My M1 Super 90 is a Hk import, factory Combat model with chokes. I modified it for the M4 milled rear sight, and some other goodies.

This is my go-to HD gun.

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Out of curiousity and ignorance, why the love for the M1 and not the M2 or M4?
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