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I bought a mint Benelli Supernova last week. Will be nice to shoot a gun that I don’t feel too precious about. This is the short barrelled (24”) version but it is almost as long overall as my Browning O/U.
The previous owner had lost the spare chokes 🙄 but I was able to source an extended Briley from a member on here. The LOP was a tad short as standard - I needed at least 0.5“ extra. Benelli replacement pads for ComforTech stocks are £100!! I ended up buying an aftermarket (non Benelli) spacer instead which seemed to do the trick.  Looking forward to a fun day on the clays on Friday.

 

 

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Evening Gents,

As I type (8/7/20) there's a Stevens Model 67 series E  @£ 165 advertised by Guns and Guns of Surrey if anyone's interested?  It's FAC but at that money would be worth converting to Sec ? Hope this is of use to a fellow 'pumper'!

Regards to all

Steve

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I'm about to venture into the world of pumps for wildfowling. I'm just home from the RFD, and I'd appreciate some guidance. A used Benelli Nova and a new SXP camo are about the same money. A used Super Nova is £100 dearer than a new SXP. All are 3.5 inch . 

Are the Benellis a better option even though they are used?

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16 minutes ago, Scully said:

In my experience yes. 

Thanks Scully. I'll be using it on the coast and inland. I know the Black benellis (which both are) are prone ro rust. Are the Benellis still the long term option?

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I would think any gun used in the foreshore would be prone to rust if not cared for, but I like Benellis and would always choose one given the choice. 

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OK, I have an Ithaca DSPS and an 1897 and have a real craving for a trench gun but don't want to butcher either of these, especially my beloved DSPS that seem to be a bit scares. 

That said if someone made an affordable UK legal 24" barrelled version of one of the well known models what would you want, would you buy one and what sort of price would you want to pay?

If a clone of a M37 with a 1917 bayonet came out of a Turkish factory for about £750 I'd be on it like a tramp on dropped chips providing it was made to the standards of some or the o/u shotguns that have been coming out of there the last few years. 

Whats your thoughts?

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There's a Chinese copy of the 1897, I emailed a place that the website says specialises in 97's and cowboy stuff etc to see if they could make a replica trench gun using one of the Chinese copies and what sort of money it would be and I never got a reply.

Granted the market for them wouldn't be massive but there are bound to be more people out there who would buy them. 

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4 minutes ago, Farmboy91 said:

There's a Chinese copy of the 1897, I emailed a place that the website says specialises in 97's and cowboy stuff etc to see if they could make a replica trench gun using one of the Chinese copies and what sort of money it would be and I never got a reply.

Granted the market for them wouldn't be massive but there are bound to be more people out there who would buy them. 

Weren't they a 20" barrel? 

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8 hours ago, Sco77w said:

I've seen the Chinese 1887s but not the 97

If you Google Winchester 1897 UK it brings up a website that sells the norinco copy in the UK. 

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Evening Gents, 

                                I'm on my second 1897 (see earlier photos)  and third M37 so I'm getting the hang of them. A friend in Northamptonshire has a Norinco clone '97 which in my humble opinion is awful in every respect. I refused to actually fire it.

I had an original trench gun in the '70's , but apart from it's scarcity value, was neither one thing nor t'other .I've still got the 1917 bayonet and US scabbard .

I'd be patient, save my money and a genuine '97 will turn up sooner or later. When all said and done not every one can get a Sec 1 variation, nor stump-up £750+ ,so they're not generally a quick seller on the retail market,    

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22 minutes ago, Baikel man said:

Hi all iv added a 1964 Beretta pump action to my collection

Good shout! Mate had one and has always regretted selling it. Quite rare nowadays I would think? 

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Hi all iv added a 1964 Beretta pump action to my collection

Yes picked it up as part of a job lot sat in my cabinet now awaiting use lol

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