SOLD FOR: $4324
Model: Super Black Eagle
Serial Number: U077720
Year of Manufacture: 1997 (BI Date Code)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 3/4”, 3”, or 3 1/2” Shells
Action Type: Semi-Automatic Shotgun with Tubular Magazine
Markings: The barrels left side is marked “BENELLI ARMI S.P.A.-URBINO-MADE IN ITALY”. The barrels right side is marked “12 GA. 3 1/2”- FOR 2 3/4”, 3” OR 3 1/2” SHELLS / READ OWNER’S MANUAL BEFORE USING GUN”. The left side of the receiver is marked “12 GA.–SUPER BLACK EAGLE–BENELLI–ITALY”. The lower left of the receiver is marked with a series of proofs and the date code. The right side of the bolt assembly is marked “BENELLI ARMI SYSTEM”. The right side of the receiver is marked “HECKLER & KOCH. INC. – STERLING. VA. – MADE IN ITALY” and is marked with the serial number along the lower edge.
Barrel Length: 26″ Vent-Rib
Choke: The barrel is threaded for chokes and installed with a Modified choke.
Sights/Optics: The front sight is an orange fiber-optic insert in a base set on the rib at the muzzle. There is a smaller steel alignment bead at the midsection. The top of the rib and receiver are serrated for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered black synthetic with a pistol-grip, fluted straight comb, finger groove forend, and a ventilated black rubber recoil pad. There are a few faint handling marks and overall the stocks are free of any notable wear or damage. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14 1/4” from the trigger to the rubber recoil pad. The pad has light wear and a bit of discoloration. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Phosphate, Matte Black Alloy Receiver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are light handling marks, no major defects. The pins are intact. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be required to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: Included is a serial matching box and paperwork including the manual.
Our Assessment: This is a beautiful shotgun made by Benelli. Capable of using almost any 12 gauge shell you’d like to throw at it, and with Benelli quality, it will suit almost any sporting or hunting needs. This shotgun seems like it’s had an easy life with little in the way of wear and about 99% of its finish remaining. The 26″ barrel is threaded for chokes so you can do just about anything you like with this semi-auto. This is a fantastic semi-auto shotgun that would be at home in any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!