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    Long shot - but I've heard a few people now mention a relationship between production of Bettinsoli and Browning shotguns, does anyone have any details on this?

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    Never heard of that. It sounds like Chinese whispers to me. Miroku makes all the factory produced Browning O/Us in Japan. The non mass produced Browning O/Us are made in Belgium.

    I've no idea who makes Browning semis & pumps but I very much doubt Bettinsoli has any involvement.There is a vague relationship between Beretta and Bettinsoli in that Beretta owns Franchi and Bettinsoli manufactures Franchi O/Us.

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    AFAIK Browning han't had an Italian Connection for many years, the medallist which wasn't meant to be a Browning at all. BPS shotguns are made by MIroku in Japan and you can see it in the build quality.

     

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    Browning had an arrangement with Beretta for autos but thats it as far as I know . Beretta bought out Betinsolli as they did with Franci but that was to get Faranci's military and police markets .

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    The medalist could be the source of this except it was made by Sabatti (now called FIAS) not Bettinsoli. The medalist was a standard Sabatti fitted with a Browning branded butt plate.

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    23 hours ago, Gunman said:

    Browning had an arrangement with Beretta for autos but thats it as far as I know . Beretta bought out Betinsolli as they did with Franci but that was to get Faranci's military and police markets .

    This , when Beretta got new machinery they moved some of the older but still very good machinery to Bettinsolis workshops, I think Bettinsolis are still hand finished. 

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