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Is an SBE 1 really better than Franchi?


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1) What kind of shape is the SBE in-------is it showing rust, scratches, dings? Percentage of new, what would it be?


2) What kind of price can you get the SBE for-----and what does the Franchi cost? What finish does each gun have----camo, black, etc?


Given a certain set of answers, I can think of a number of reasons to get the SBE.

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Not even considering the condition of the SBE, that is an interesting question. Their is quite a price difference between the Franchi and Benelli and they both are inertia driven. What are the differences that justify the cost?


Me and my wife each have a Montefeltro. I did not look closely at the Franchi because I new the Benellis were good guns, but always wondered what I got for my extra money other than a lighter gun (which is really worth a lot).

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  • 3 months later...



That is up to you.


The SBE is a much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much, better gun.


I turned down a NIB camo I-12 last week for $400. I think a fair price for the I-12 is maybe $250-$300 tops.


mudhen - CA

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