threeshot Posted June 11, 2004 Share Posted June 11, 2004 I noticed that my new in the box SBE II had bare metal showing on the gun barrel dead center right in front of the Rod Retaining Cap that has the swivel for attaching a gun sling. While I was in my local gun shop on Thursday, I inspected the barrels on two SBE II, a M1 and a M2 shotgun from Benelli. Three of the four Benelli guns had the exact bare metal showing in the same location. Four out of five if you count my gun that I bought from this gun shop. This leads me to believe this problem is from the factory. The M1 was the only gun that did not show this defect. This damage was not done by the local gun shop due to I watch them cut open the tape on the cardboard box on a new SBE II that contains the new plastic breakdown case. This gun also had the same bare metal showing near the Rod Retaining Cap. I am posting pictures to try to give you an idea of what I am seeing. Sorry, I have a web cam and this is the best I can do with the web cam. The gun is laying on its side in the soft gun case (not the case that came with the gun) if you are trying to figure out the picture. Picture 1 is to just give you an overall reference point. The second picture shows the scratch/ding showing the bare metal. I know the duck hunters would not be bothered by the bare metal, however, I feel NIB guns and certainly four out of five at my gun shop should not be experiencing this problem. Did my gun dealer just get a bad batch or has anyone else notice this on NIB gun barrels from Benelli? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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