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M1014 AWB upgrades: Collapsible Stock

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So... I sent "customer service asking when they will be releasing the the collapsible stock as an accesory... the email doesn't make sense... he/she said LEO. ?? " Text from email: :confused:

"""We what a collapsible but you have to be law enforcement to get one! """"

 

Do they not know about the Ban Sunset?

 

Anyone?

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Benelli doesnt want to release the colaspible stocks to the public, hence the LEO ( Law Enforcement Only).

 

They do know about the ban ending but as a company it would appear they have deceided not to change thier policy.

 

Someone else wrote benelli on the forum and the reply was also LEO.

 

andy

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That is just so very very not cool...

I'm wondering if this is an "offical" thing?! tongue.gif

 

Or maybe their not ready for that road yet... seems VERY strange that they would choose not to make more money.

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Benelli is now offering the M4 LE version (#11707) to the public. As an accessory, the collapsable stock (#70085) is also being offered. Feel free to contact customer service for any further information.

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BenelliGirl,

 

Thank you very much for confirming the availability of the additional collapsible stock for the M4. I have ordered an M4, the collapsible stock, and the 2-rd mag extension.

 

I realize that I am essentially asking for a legal opinion, but is there any additional info you can provide which specifically addresses the legal issues that were raised? Here is a link to a thread (which also has further informative links to other threads) which seems to draw the conclusion that mere installation of such a stock onto an M4 would be in violation of 18 USC 922®.

 

AR15 link to M4 info

 

If the conclusions at Benelli are that installation of these stocks by end users is legal, are such conclusions based on an interpretation of 922® and 925(d)(3), or are they based on a specific determination made by ATF with respect to "sporting purposes"?

 

Many thanks again for any info you may have.

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that part description on the forum says nothing about collapsibilty or however that word is spelled---------better look again ;) -----------------------------------------))))))))))))))---M1014---(((((((((((

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M1014, the 70085 was (last week) re-designated by Benelli to identify the true collapsible stock. I've had two stocking dealers call Benelli to confirm this very situation. But, you are right, their web site remains unclear as to all these new developments.

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thankyou for that info,now did you get a price from them ??????or am I gonna have to hold up a machinist,peace to you my M1014 brother and to all my M1014 brothers & sisters smile.gif --------M1014

 

[ 09-21-2004, 05:15 PM: Message edited by: M1014 ]

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Retail price is $180, so dealers are charging $179.99. Surprise! They may go as low as $160 but not for a while, I suppose.

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I just found out from Benelli that I can not retro fit my M1014 Limited Edition with a collapsible stock. Supposedly the current steel tube can not be removed from the receiver and replaced with one that has the notches. I am sure Benelli has the gunsmithing capabilities to make this modification but seem unwilling to do so. I am now stuck with a $1400 shotgun that can never have a collapsible stock. I will need to purchase another rifle at $1400 just so I can have a collapsible stock. I just can't believe Benelli would do this to their customers especially those buying the limited edition models. This shotgun was meant to have a collapsible stock from the start and now that the AWB is gone Benelli should make it possible for their customers.

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Yeah, that is really strange. And the M1014 was supposedly the "military" version (or least the name), so you would think that this version of that shotgun would be capable of a retrofit for the collapsible stock. Why in Heaven's name would the M1014 be any different than the M4 anyway??? What was ever the point in their unusual differences in manufacturing and assembly? I understand that the M1014 has the little flag on it, but come on... Something just dosen't seem right here.

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Originally posted by M1014:

Benelli girl doesn't seem to have her facts straight,I bet it will fit the M1014 ;) ;) ;) ;) M1014

It will fit, but you won't be able to lock positions. She does have her facts straight. This has been covered ad nausem here and here.

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Superior.

 

Who at Benelli needs to be written to? Not Customer Service. GM, CEO??

 

We need to band to together to get the proper tube for our M1014's!!

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I am starting a Benelli boycott through all the local shooting clubs in Missouri and I suggest other M1014 owners do the same. This is disgraceful behavior on the part of Benelli especially when it comes to such an expensive rifle. They could have come up with a solution to make this conversion possible. At the very least they should offer to exchange the limited edition with a M4 model with a collapsible stock.

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I am starting a Benelli boycott through the local shooting clubs in Missouri and I suggest other M1014 owners do the same. This is disgraceful behavior on the part of Benelli especially when it comes to such an expensive rifle. They could have come up with a solution to make this conversion possible. At the very least they should offer to exchange the limited edition for a M4 model with a collapsible stock.

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I am starting a Benelli boycott through the local shooting clubs in Missouri and I suggest other M1014 owners do the same. This is disgraceful behavior on the part of Benelli especially when it comes to such an expensive rifle. They could have come up with a solution to make this conversion possible. At the very least they should offer to exchange the limited edition for a M4 model with a collapsible stock.

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It seems like Benelli is deliberately not wanting to provide the parts necessary to make the stock on the M1014 collapsible and I am wondering if it has to do with them having a US military contract. Colt was known for doing or not doing things with their rifles to stay politically correct because of their large government contracts they held. Now Colt is paying dearly for their behavior by having consumers boycott their products and switch to Bushmaster and Armalite. Also they won’t be getting the new government contract for the replacement of the M16. In fact they are now suing both Heckler & Koch and Bushmaster for patent infringements. If Benelli doesn’t want to end up like Colt they better heed the complaints of their customers and remedy the problem.

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