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Benelli M1 Super 90? take me to school

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Dubble-Tapper, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. thanks guys. ill try that, i havent even taken it down yet. i bought it from the son of the original owner, he said his dad NEVER EVER fired a single round through it, and the son put around 200 rds through it. it then sat in a closet for about 15 years untouched.
  2. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Buried in the X-files
    Probably dusty and full of shipping goo still. Clean it, shoot it, see what happens.

  3. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Lubbock, TX
    I have 2 of them, they are great shotguns.
  4. so i finally took this thing apart, and man was it dry, dirty, and sticky. Very cool how it breaks down. i got her all cleaned and oiled up, and will take her back out today. the action feels WAY better just cycling it by hand. hopefully this helps, i really want it to work, as it is one of the best feeling shotguns ive ever fired. so fun to put slugs through.
  5. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

    Aug 7, 2003
    Louisville KY
    Since you bought it used I recommend you take off the recoil pad (it snaps off--twist it sideways). The take off the buttstock. You will need a 13mm socket with an extension. Pay attention to how everything under the bolt sits and be sure not to lose the lock washer under the bolt. When you take off the stock you will see the recoil tube. In older Benelli's this was made of Carbon Steel and had a tendency to get gunked up especially in hard use hunting guns and they would rust. In any case you need to clean the tube and the way the factory recommends is to spray in some gun solvent into the hole at the end of the tube. Swish it around and repeat a few times. Then LIGHTLY lubricate the interior with some oil. Benelli doesn't recommend you take off the end cap on the older tubes as its easy to bend them. The newer guns have aluminum recoil tubes and don't have the issues with corrosion. You shouldn't have to clean it very often--maybe once a year if you shoot a couple thousand rounds. Should be fine.
  6. .45 Combat

    .45 Combat

    Oct 29, 2005
    It is a fact, low recoil loads don't always work as well, it's a grreat gun, still.
  7. RangerHAAF


    Sep 27, 2014
    It is a great shotgun, on parity with all of the succeeding models that have come out since then. The great thing about Benelli's are their inertia(not gas) driven actions that cut down and pretty much eliminates misfires. Reliability wise they are the same as the the M-4 models used by the Marines. Great technology.