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USMC 82-86
06-12-2011, 6:15 PM
I found a Beretta 1200 looks nice, but did not handle the gun. The price seems descent about $300. I could not find much on the gun. I guess the label was correct on the gun. Anybody know anything about these shotguns. I guess it has been some time since they were made. Any help appreciated. Thanks

MossbergMan
06-12-2011, 6:45 PM
Which model 1200? If it's an FP, that's a good price for a Benelli light. I owned one back in the day when 3 gun was just starting and it worked fine. But wanting one moe round made the Benelli Super 90A1 very attractive and I went with the Super 90. Comparing the two side by side there are remarkable resemblance in bolt and controls. Only real difference I can recall is a sleeve over the magazine that the Benelli doesn't have.

Austin794
06-12-2011, 7:15 PM
great shotguns! I own both, the Benelli m1 and a Beretta 1200. The 1200 actually feels a tad lighter than the m1. I remember paying around $349.00 for the Beretta used. I've had it for a few years now and its ran perfect the whole time. Great deal IMO. If I remember right the Benelli Montefeltro and the Beretta 1200 used the same barrels.

Thefeeder
06-12-2011, 7:15 PM
the Beretta 1200 was made in the 80's .....inertia system.
300 is the going rate of one in very good condtion....if all messed up.... gaggle.

Never had or shot one so that is all I can send you.

USMC 82-86
06-12-2011, 8:09 PM
The model on the paper tag if I recall was 1200 pd but they may have had it wrong. The 1200 fp. Like I said I just saw the tag but the gun appeared to be in great shape. I know the tag said Beretta and not Benelli. The gun was all black and the tube was maybe 1.5" shorter than the barrel. It also was a semi auto with a stainless handle on the bolt action about 1.5" in length.

MossbergMan
06-13-2011, 8:04 AM
The Beretta is a good gun if in it's good shape. You could buy a lot worse guns. I don't know for sure if Beretta was making the Benelli/HK or if it was the other way around, but the guns are very similar, too similar to be a coincidence IMO.
Only down side to the Beretta is aftermarket goodies. But times have changed since I had mine, there may be more gadgets available now.