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Is it really worth it?

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by Glock 'em down, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. crazyfish

    crazyfish Sharpshooter

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    What if I knew where you could get a beauty similar to that one complete with ghost ring sights, speed feed stock, mag extension and surefire fore grip for $625? Then all you would have to do is SBS it.
     
  2. Glocktogo

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    I'll throw you another one Evan. I have a buddy that may still have a few used 14" Benelli's with pistol grip stocks and he could get you into one of those for well under $1,000 including the tax stamp. Most likely enough left over to pay for the Surefire forend.

    edit: that 870 right above this post is a killer deal (I'd still rather have the Benelli for about the same $$$)

    I have a little over 2 grand in my SBS and it is one of my two most favorite guns (it and my suppressed Browning Buckmark .22). It's worth doing, especially for your purposes. However, make sure you do it right the forst time and plan to keep it. Sell it and you're throwing away the $200 stamp, plus it will bring less than you have in it because most people automatically assume the NFA stuff has been abused. It's a limited market too, so you have to price accordingly.

    I want one of my buddie's Benelli's bad, but simply can't justify it to the CFO when I already have an SBS that cost three times as much. :(
     
  3. Glocktogo

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    This. A dept. owned NFA item can be "retired" with the officer upon retirement, but it cannot be transferred to anyone else. Upon the officer's death, the gun must be returned to the dept. or destroyed per ATF rules.
     
  4. crazyfish

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    I forgot it had a sidesaddle on it too. Here's a pick to make you drool..


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    You only live once, I say go for it! But I would definitely look into the above listed better deals.
     
  6. Scott_In_OKC

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    By the time I'm done with mine, I'll have ~$650 and that's with the stamp, engraving, AND 14" factory barrel.

    ETA: And yes, it's worth it :D I absolutely LOVE my SBRs and can't wait to add an SBS to mix.
     
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    I have an 18" 870 and SBSing it is on my list of things. You can usually find the factory barrels on ARF for reasonable prices and they have them from Botach (ewww) for 250 (a little high). Why don't you just try your mossy out at 18" first GED. Mine is still pretty handy at that. Heck, I bought it for my wife to use for house cleaning when I'm away :).

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    Do you have a source for this? I could see that happenning with an SBR/SBS or even a transferable MG, but I do not see it happening with a pre or post sample MG.
     
  9. Glock 'em down

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    It probably wouldn't be prudent. :disappoin

    The 590's barrel mounting method isn't like an 870's. It has two areas that mount up on the magazine tube.

    It would probably cost more to "customize" it than it would be worth.

    I'd say gimmie the guy's name and number! :w000t:

    Never really liked Benellis.

    But that's a helluva price! :thumb:

    Bastardo...:grumble:

    I've thought about that too, but I don't think 2 inches is gonna help a whole lot.
     
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    Hmmm... I'm not a fan of Wilson's version of GR sight or their big safety, so personally, no.

    Are you saving weight? If you currently carry 10 rounds of ammo on your 590, and have a light system about 1.5# (IIRC) equal to the SF, you'll save a bit by losing some barrel. If not, this little bugger will probably weigh more- not necessarily "bad," since the shorter length will carry and handle much better, but if you're carrying it on search/road block/etc., it won't be light.

    As far as total cost, it's how much "fancy," you want or (genuinely) need. On a SBS, I would prefer backboring & extended forcing cone, not everyone does. I much prefer the Vang dome safety. I prefer an XS banded front Dot, and have an MMC rear, thought the LPA pictured is just as user-friendly. I like stainless followers, but the Wilson green plastic thingy is fine. So, on the cheap(er) side:

    870 with Dept/Officer discount around $260 (I hope its still 20% +/-!!)
    Vang safety- $20
    Wilson follower- $12
    LPA rear- $100
    XS front- $90
    Barrel work- $50 (chop only, no backbore, etc..)
    Side saddle- $20
    Speedfeed I stock- $80

    Total- $542 + $200 stamp...:wave:
     

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