Sold For: $930.00
Model: M1 Super 90
Serial Number: M069308
Year of Manufacture: 1989 (AU Date Code)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” & 3” Shells
Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Inertia-Operated, Tube Magazine Fed Shotgun.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “BENELLI ARMI S.P.A. – URBINO –ITALY”. The right side of the barrel is marked “MAGNUM CAL 12 CL”. The right side of the receiver is marked “HECKLER & KOCH.INC.-CHANTILLY, VA”. The left side of the receiver is marked “MOD. M1 SUPER 90”. The underside of the receiver is marked with the serial number date code and Italian proof marks. The bolt is marked “BENELLI ARMI SYSTEM”. The recoil pad is marked “BENELLI / SPA ARMI”.
Barrel Length: 19 3/4”
Choke: The barrel is fix choked Cylinder.
Sights / Optics: The shotgun is set up with ‘rifle’ style fixed sights. The front sight is a blade on a tapered rectangular base, fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square notched base, dovetailed onto a square base, again fixed to the barrel. The top of the receiver has vertical serrations for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The forend is a synthetic stock with ergonomic finger grooves and checkered flanks. The butt stock has an ambidextrous sling mounting bracket (there is no forward sling attachment) and fluted comb, which sweeps to form a flank checkered pistol grip. The heel and toe of the butt stock have rubbing and casting blemishes, though you could probably smooth it out with some steel wool. The other surfaces only have light scuffs and a few tiny handling marks, no cracks or major damages are seen. The LOP measures 14 1/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the rubber recoil pad. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Black
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 95+% of its metal finish. There are light compression marks on the tube extension serrations, the metal shows faint scuffing, which did not pierce through to bare metal. The bolt does not have any notable operational wear, overall it does not look like this shotgun saw much use in its life. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The shotgun incorporates Benelli’s Inertial Driven System: http://www.benelliusa.com/in-line-inertia-driven. The installed magazine tube holds 7 shells. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: The Benelli M1 Super 90 sprang forth from the Heckler & Koch 512, which incorporated Benelli’s inertia recoil system; the 512 had a ‘man cutter’ choke which could pattern projectiles into stripes, aptly named for its ability to chop through anything it wanted. Fast forward a few years and you have the M1 Super 90, a famous shotgun, used by professional 3-gun shooters on tactical courses, all the way to competitive sporting clay champions; the inertia system is extremely smooth with minimal maintenance and reduction of recoil as positive attributes. This is a 1989 Super 90 with fixed rifle style sights, a nice matte black finish and 7 shot tube capacity; HK imported M1 Super 90’s can be ‘ghost loaded’ with one in the chamber, another right behind it in the receiver and then whatever you have in the tube. We believe its high condition is enough to label this early HK import ‘collectible’, as the M series is still going strong with its track record, it has gained attention through modern video games and movies, so if you keep it in this condition, you will have invested wisely. If you want the ultimate semi-auto scatter gun for home defense or duty carry, this one will perform reliably and is a little lighter than the 1100 with an alloy receiver. It is well balanced and some of the punch from buckshot or slug shells will be reduced with the rotating bolt face and inertia system.