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Old July 16, 1999, 09:10 PM   #1
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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...

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Old July 17, 1999, 03:35 AM   #2
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on the same topic generally, is the M3T folding stock a class III weapon, and is it available in the US???
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Old July 18, 1999, 02:02 PM   #3
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What is a M3 convertible?
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Old July 19, 1999, 02:25 AM   #4
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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?
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Old July 19, 1999, 02:37 AM   #5
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Brionic,
Was there a reason given for this? I am curious why they would stop selling them here voluntarily?

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Old July 19, 1999, 10:41 PM   #6
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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.

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Old July 20, 1999, 12:11 PM   #7
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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.

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Old July 25, 1999, 09:40 AM   #8
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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.

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