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imho the super 90 is the m4 with a full tube the regular m4 has the crimp tube to block the max capacity

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The Super 90 is not a singular model. "Super 90" is a line of shotguns consisting of the M1, M2, M3, M4.

 

The Benelli M4 Super 90, specifically, is no different than other M4's. Benelli USA just doesn't market the M4 as "Super 90" in the US.

 

There are several variants of the M4 Super 90, which include the M4 Entry, M4 Tactical, and M1014.

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so with the specs from the surefire forend for benelli, would it fit on a benelli m4? i was comparing pictures and it looked like the end of the forends from the two were slightly different.

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The Super 90 is not a singular model. "Super 90" is a line of shotguns consisting of the M1, M2, M3, M4.

 

The Benelli M4 Super 90, specifically, is no different than other M4's. Benelli USA just doesn't market the M4 as "Super 90" in the US.

 

There are several variants of the M4 Super 90, which include the M4 Entry, M4 Tactical, and M1014.

 

 

whats the differance in those m4's?

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whats the differance in those m4's?

 

-M4 Entry is a short-barreled version. I don't know the exact length, but Wikipedia says its 14". Skeleton stock w/ three-position recoil tube. Benelli USA only sells these to Law Enforcement and military, but they can be occasionally be found on the second-hand market.

 

-M4 Tactical is the standard civilian model found at most Benelli retailers, with the 18.5" barrel threaded for replaceable chokes, short magazine with plug extension, and a pistol grip stock. (There have been several variants of this model.)

 

-M1014 is the more "collectible" version. It's got the flag on the receiver and 18.5" barrel. (There have also been several variants of this model.)

 

ETA: I think these are the three that are/were sold in the US. I wouldn't be suprised if a few more M4 Super 90 variants had been released in Europe. There are a few (hard to find) accessories out there that make me think there's got to be another model or two out there across the pond.

Edited by LeoAtrox

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The Benelli M1 (Super 90)

 

The Benelli M1 is a semi-automatic shotgun manufactured by Benelli Armi S.P.A.. It is available in several versions for civilian, law enforcement and military use. It features the proprietary Benelli recoil system, known for its reliability and easy maintenance. The standard model features an aluminum alloy receiver and tubular magazine, and is available with a standard or pistol grip stocks. The M1 Super 90 can be fitted with traditional iron sights, or ghost ring diopter sights. Mounts are available for laser pointers and tactical flashlights. Due to the inertia recoil system, the M1 should use heavier loads to cycle properly but because the action is inertia driven vs. the traditional gas cycling operation it can fire and reliably cycle lighter loads.[1]

The M1 was succeeded by the Benelli M2 model

 

 

Benelli M4

 

HistoryOn May 4, 1998, the U.S. Army Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ issued Solicitation #DAAE30-98-R-0401, requesting submissions for a new 12 gauge, semi-automatic combat shotgun for the US Armed Services. In response to the request, Benelli Armi SpA of Urbino, Italy designed and built the Benelli M4 Super 90 Combat Shotgun. On August 4, 1998, five samples of the M4 were delivered to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and after intense testing, the M4 had beaten the competition. In early 1999, ARDEC awarded the M1014 Joint Service Combat Shotgun contract to Heckler & Koch, USA subsidiary for importation of the Benelli M4 Combat Shotgun. The first units (count of 20,000) were delivered to the United States Marine Corps in 1999. During testing, the prototype was named XM1014, but after adoption, the 'X' was dropped, and the weapon was officially designated the M1014.

 

DesignThe M4 was the first gas-operated shotgun produced by Benelli. Its function is designed around an entirely new method called the "auto regulating gas operated" (ARGO) system. The ARGO system on the M4 opened the door for Benelli's development of the R1 rifle line. The design uses two stainless-steel self-cleaning pistons located just ahead of the chamber to function opposite the rotating bolt, thereby eliminating the need for the complex mechanisms found on other gas-actuated automatics. Benelli accomplishes this level of reliability through the simplicity of the mechanism. The ARGO is a short-stroke system that incorporates only four parts. It consists of two symmetrical shrouds containing two small steel gas pistons.

 

It is also self-regulating for cartridges of varying length and power levels. It can fire 2.75 and 3-inch (76 mm) shells of differing power-levels without any operator adjustments and in any combination. Low-power rounds, such as less-lethal rubber pellets, must be cycled manually.

 

The sights are military-style ghost ring and are adjustable in the field using only a cartridge rim. The MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny sight rail on top allows use of both conventional and night-vision sights, while retaining use of the original sights.

 

 

The M1014 Combat Shotgun being used in training by a US Marine.[edit] ServiceabilityAlso touted is the modular assembly basis of the weapon. It allows an operator to exchange the various assembly groups (barrel, buttstock, forearm, etc...) without the use of tools. Especially useful in the field, the process is quick and allows the weapon to adapt to a changing tactical environment.

 

DurabilityPreliminary testing of the M4 puts its reliability at the top of the scale. It can reliably function for at least 25,000 rounds without replacement of any major parts.[2] The steel components of the weapon feature a matte black phosphated corrosion resistant finish while the aluminum parts are matte hard-anodized. These finishes reduce the weapon's visibility during night operations.

 

The weapon requires little maintenance and operates in all climates and weather conditions.

 

Collapsible ButtstockOne of the potentially useful features of the M4 is the collapsible buttstock. The collapsible buttstock is functional on the M4 Model designated 11707 but will not collapse on the M1014. This is because the M1014 was manufactured before the assault weapon ban of '94 expired whereas the M11707 has been manufactured since the ban expired therefore not being subject to the terms under the ban. Collapsing the buttstock shortens the weapon by almost 8 inches, allowing easier storage and transportation; furthermore, it permits better maneuverability around tight corners and over obstacles. The M4 is also available with a fixed stock (pistol grip and semi-pistol grip styles are both available). The M4 is no longer sold today with the skeleton fixed stock (model M11707) to civilians. Benelli only sells the M4 with a fixed pistol grip style tactical stock.

 

Rail Interface SystemThe Rail Interface System or Picatinny rail, built into the top of the shotgun accepts scopes, laser illuminators, night-vision sights, and flashlights. Most modern military firearms have similar structures.

 

Benelli Tactical is a division of Beretta's Law Enforcement (LE) division. Benelli Tactical manages the sales of all Benelli tactical shotguns to law enforcement, government, and military entities. The M4 shotgun is sold in three configurations: M4 Entry with a 14 in barrel; M4 with a 18.5 in barrel; and M1014, which is an M4 with the "M1014" nomenclature on it for military usage only. M4 shotguns sold through Benelli tactical are available with the collapsible buttstock. Benelli Tactical and Beretta LE have maintained the belief that the collapsible buttstock, while no longer illegal in the United States, is still only to be made available to law enforcement and government agencies. Benelli Tactical/Beretta LE will not sell these stocks to private individuals. Benelli Tactical does sell the stock piece for retrofitting the pistol grip stock for $150. The stock must be direct-shipped from Italy, however it and other aftermarket stocks are commercially available and not restricted by the United States.

 

Suggested retail price of the civil version is around $1800 for the US market according to Benelli US website. No NFA stamp is required to purchase or own one. Standard magazine capacity of the civil version is 5+1, although LE models are available to private individuals on the secondary market

Edited by dark knight

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The major difference to the Benelli Super 90 M4 which are sold in the rest of the world, and the american M4 model 117** law enforcement/tactical civilian market, is that the Super 90 M4 has only a 2 position collapsible recoil tube, it has no USA markings on the left side on the receiver, no M4 label under the ejection port, and has got a full length magazine tube from the factory with a collapsible stock.

 

There is also a Super 90 M4 14" version in the same configuration, but with the shorter magazine tube to accomplish with the short barrel. The american M4 entry model is virtually the same, but it is a 11707 with a 14" barrel, it has a 3 position recoil tube and a telescopic stock, which is only sold to US law enforcement agencies from Benelli USA.

Edited by jaegerbataillon511

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