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Benelli 121 M1

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by FoMoGo, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. FoMoGo

    FoMoGo Well-Known Member

    Ran across a benelli 121m1 today while I was out and about.
    Hadnt heard of it before today, got home and did some research.
    I think I will be calling them tomorrow and seeing about putting a hold on it.
    $475 for a used shotgun seemed steep at the time, but since reading up some on it... what little I was able to find... it actually looks like it is a steal.
    Anyone have advice or info to pass along to me on them?

    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009
  2. earlthegoat2

    earlthegoat2 Well-Known Member

    Ive heard of it before. Its just another recoil operated gun of Benellis. It was one of the earlier ones if Im not mistaken. Supposedly has the capability of very rapid fire even faster than todays Benellis. I really dont have anything nice to say about Benellis in genreral so I will stop here.
  3. hksw

    hksw Well-Known Member

    It is the predecessor to the M1 Super 90. It should have wood furniture instead of plastic and a two piece receiver like a Super Black Eagle, IIRC. I think the manual for the SBE may be more representative of the 121 than the Super 90's.
  4. FoMoGo

    FoMoGo Well-Known Member

    I handled it today, very fast handling shotgun.
    Reading up on it, it holds 7 in the magazine, 1 in the chamber and 1 on deck.
    It does have the wood furniture and has factory sling swivels.
    Also, it seems to fire faster then the triggerman can push it.

  5. mulletguter

    mulletguter Well-Known Member

    I have one I got for 400 quite a few years ago, Kicked like a Mule so I add a recoil pad. If I didn’t already have one I would pay 475
  6. Shear_stress

    Shear_stress Well-Known Member

    Pretty cool shotgun and much cheaper than buying a new Benelli M1.
  7. jfh

    jfh Well-Known Member

    I have a M1 super90--with the black plastic field furniture, a 26" field barrel, the 18" slug barrel, and the 7-shot extension tube.

    I, too, added an aftermarket recoil pad.

    There's a video somewhere, from that early Nineties time period, of the Benelli factory shooter running out 7 shells--of varying types, from birdshot to 00 buck, as fast as he can pull the trigger.

    It's a fine shotgun--fits me perfectly; never wanted anything else.

    Jim H.
  8. FoMoGo

    FoMoGo Well-Known Member

    Called and put it on hold.
    Tomorrow we will head down and look at it again and see about slapping down some cash on it.
    Looks like it will replace the remington 1100 LT20 on my wifes side of the bed. :D

  9. FoMoGo

    FoMoGo Well-Known Member

    Picked it up today.
    Damn what a nice handling shotgun... it will be going to the range monday.

  10. mulletguter

    mulletguter Well-Known Member

    Good buy for a good price. Let us know how it shoots. I don't shoot mine much, probably have about3 or 4 hundred rounds through it over the years with out one problem.
  11. havoc7usmc

    havoc7usmc Well-Known Member


    My heart jumped when I saw M121. I had one many many years ago and I had to sell it when I got divorced. It, as you know by now, can fire very fast and was banned from import shortly after reaching the US because of their ability to be fired rapidly. Once that happened the SPAS 12 was the shot gun to have, then the Super 90 arrived and that was the shot to be had, if my memory serves me correctly.

    Have fun and keep it!!!...

    Semper Fi
  12. FoMoGo

    FoMoGo Well-Known Member

    Took it to the range today and gave it a small workout.
    This is the first semi auto shotgun I have not outrun on the trigger.
    This thing is FAST.
    Not only is it fast, it stays on target.
    Straight back recoil and minimal muzzle rise.
    Fairly compact and well weighted, swings smooth.
    I am impressed with my purchase.
    And having it next to the bed with 9 rounds in it is a nice feel.

  13. FoMoGo

    FoMoGo Well-Known Member

  14. earlthegoat2

    earlthegoat2 Well-Known Member

    That might be the best gun Benelli ever made.
  15. FoMoGo

    FoMoGo Well-Known Member

    I know its the best Benelli I have ever owned. ;)

  16. rundm

    rundm Well-Known Member

    looks like a keeper.
  17. havoc7usmc

    havoc7usmc Well-Known Member


    When I bought mine, mid 80's, I sanded down the stocks and then lightly burned in a tiger stripe design and then re stained it. I would see about spare parts for future use because they are rare. They are Fast, Light and Accurate.

    Lucky $%&$@#
  18. greenr18

    greenr18 member

    ooo thats nice
  19. FoMoGo

    FoMoGo Well-Known Member

    Yea, I have been keeping my eyes open for furniture... the cupboards are rather bare, and calling Benelli and getting new ones sent from Italy sends sharp pains to my hip pocket. :D

  20. KarbineKrazy

    KarbineKrazy Well-Known Member

    damn... Wish I could find one like that around here.

    I use to see them on gun broker from time to time.

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