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After having sellers remorse for selling my M4 this spring I have been slowly looking for a replacement.

Last evening I stumbled upon an HK imported M1 with a date code of BD which with my limited google-fu puts it at a 1994 production. The best part is the original owner never fired it and I believe it from the condition. This one came with the pistol grip stock, barrel mounted rifle sights, and a 7+1+1 capacity. The outside of the box is a little beat up, but everything is where it should be inside. Now the real question is to shoot it or keep it unfired since it made it this long.

Hopefully I can get the image to come through.

https://flic.kr/p/2knF8Xf
 
Posts: 159 | Location: Southern, PA | Registered: July 25, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Now the real question is to shoot it or keep it unfired since it made it this long.


That's not a real question.

Save it for? To sell it for $200 more ten years from now?
How much would you charge me to store a gun at your house for ten years? More than $20 a year? Wink
 
Posts: 18296 | Location: 18th & Fairfax  | Registered: May 17, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Shoot it. Shoot it again and keep doing so. The M1 Super 90 is an amazing shotgun that needs to be used.
 
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An excellent shotgun. I'd simply use it. Get to know your new acquisition.

I sold my M1 off several years back and picked up an M4 - primarily due to the wider array of accessories I was looking for at the time.




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Nice score! Shoot it! I can't even fathom why someone would buy a gun like that and not shoot it for 26 years...
 
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VERY nice score. Enjoy.
 
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A very nice M1. I would shoot the hell out of if. I sold mine 2 years ago and kind of regret it to this day.
 
Posts: 7582 | Location: NE Ohio | Registered: July 03, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Love my camo M1 super 90, that thing is about as bomb proof as you can get for a semi auto 12.
 
Posts: 1461 | Location: Raleigh, NC | Registered: March 29, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Looks like I’ll have to take this thing out and put some rounds through it. I have a vepr 12-80 that still needs shot as well.

Most of my shotgun shooting involves doves or ducks so the defense shotguns rarely see use.
 
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Shoot it. Wink
 
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I have an M2, which as I understand is a follow on to the M1. Mine came with the ‘steady-grip’ stock. I later bought a regular stock for versatility.
 
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I don't know if HK marked M1s are exactly collector grade items or if keeping it unfired would pay off in a few years time.

I do know that these older guns with the early style receivers are getting very hard to find especially in unfired condition. I know because it was quite challenging when I was searching for it and that was a few years back.

If you want to keep it as a safe queen, there's no shame in that, there's plenty of legitimate ways to appreciate a gun without necessarily having to "shoot the heck out of it".

Best of all, you can always change your mind later.
 
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Shoot it. Shoot it again and keep doing so. The M1 Super 90 is an amazing shotgun that needs to be used.


Ditto, I sold my M4 and am not sorry I did so since I already had M1Super 90. To this day I don't know why I ever bought the M4.
 
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I’m still not sure if I will shoot this one or not. I will say going from shooting slugs out of a pump shotgun to the M4 was night and day.

The good news is the profit from the M4 was almost enough to pay for the M1.
 
Posts: 159 | Location: Southern, PA | Registered: July 25, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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A Benelli has always been a classic for hunting or home. Here is mine to which I added a new Surefire LED light which was discontinued about a decade ago, I believe. I obtained this nib Surefire from an owner who had it in a safe unopened. SF makes lights for 870s and Mossbergs but no longer available for a Benelli.

The shotgun is an “Entry” model, factory SBS transferred to me on Form 4 that was from a SWAT team w 14” open cylinder bore and rifle sights. All speaks of a well-thought-out design. It shoots all from light loads. If you get a new Benelli, always initially shoot several boxes of full power loads to help break it in and it will cycle the light ones once broken in.

Anyway, I like this shotgun.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wdAx6seF4B7jpFg78
 
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I understand about wanting to keep something new and pristine but at this stage of my life, I want to be able to enjoy shooting what I own.
 
Posts: 5467 | Location: Treasure Coast,Fl. | Registered: July 04, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have a early 90's vintage M1S90 that is definitely a shooter - it bears all the scuffs and scratches of a head-on cruiser crash that totaled the car, but not the shotgun.
 
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I think the right collector would pay a premium for a new in box, HK, affiliated M1 shotgun.

As good as it is, I would probably find a shooter, like a Benelli M2 or Beretta 1301 gen 2.


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Posts: 5874 | Location: Floriduh | Registered: October 16, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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an M1 is my go-to HD gun.

love it.

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IO had two M1s, sold one which I sort of regret. However, I now also own two M4s which are just much softer shooters with big slug loads. I really like the M1 but am wondering what to do with it.
 
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