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brionic
July 16, 1999, 09:10 PM
Today the local GS told me that M3 imports are to be halted this year.

Anyone have any info on this? Seems like the prices will rise if it's true...

abruzzi
July 17, 1999, 03:35 AM
on the same topic generally, is the M3T folding stock a class III weapon, and is it available in the US???

owl
July 18, 1999, 02:02 PM
What is a M3 convertible?

brionic
July 19, 1999, 02:25 AM
Benelli shotgun - semi-auto/pump action, as opposed to the M1, which is strictly semi auto.

I like the versatility of the M3 system, but wonder about the extra weight (about 1 lb). Also, are screw in chokes available?

NJW
July 19, 1999, 02:37 AM
Brionic,
Was there a reason given for this? I am curious why they would stop selling them here voluntarily?

NJW in AZ

hksigwalther
July 19, 1999, 10:41 PM
Benelli makes a hunting (smooth bore) barrel (with rib) specifically for the M3 (i.e., the M1 barrels won't fit). It's 24" or 26", I think, and takes the regular screw-in chokes.

- Ron V.

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brionic
July 20, 1999, 12:11 PM
Benelli USA has told me there are NO plans to halt importation of this weapon.

Another example of bad info from a greedy dealer? Or just misinfomation...

Thanks for all the replies.

Regards,
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brionic

Sid Post
July 25, 1999, 09:40 AM
The folding stock M3 is not a class 3 item. It's just expensive due to limited numbers being in country when the feeding frenzies hit.

Sid