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Need help from Beretta experts regarding AL390

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Balrog, Dec 21, 2010.

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  1. Balrog

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    I have an opportunity to buy a Beretta AL 390 turkey federation shotgun. It has gold colored inlays on the receiver and says Turkey Shoot on one side, and 1999 Gun of the Year on the other. It looks to be in great condition.

    Does anyone have a clue as to how much they are worth?

    I looked on gun broker, but the prices were all over the place, with only a couple listed.
     
  2. oneounceload

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    Without trying to be a PITA, it is worth what you are willing to pay. I would look at closed auctions for the basic version and add a few buck - 10% for the limited version IF it unfired...if ti has been fired, then not a whole lot above the regular gun
     
  3. Balrog

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    There are no closed auctions for this model. This one has the hump backed receiver, and the ones I saw seem to have a smooth receiver.

    This is a gas or recoil operated gun?
     
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    Are you sure it is the 390 and not another model? They have a lot of models
     
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    Great guns. They are gas operated. If I were considering it I'd just see what a standard AL 390 was selling for and go from there. The special editions add a little extra to some people. I wouldn't pay extra for the special treatments. But that is just me.
     
  7. Urban Warrior

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    I've own a AL390 Gold Sporting and love it.

    It is very light (in weight and recoil) easy to maintain, and utterly reliable.

    Back in '99-00 got it for around $850

    I wouldn't hesitate to buy a 390.
     
  8. supercalvin56

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    The turkey federation stuff is actually a distraction for me. I'd pay $400 for it if it is used. Just me.
     
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    Yeah, the decorations are not worth anything, but the 390 is a great gun. They came in semi-humpback and rounded versions; differences are purely cosmetic. Actually, they still do, through obscure channels and in limited versions.
     
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    $500 - if you can stand the Turkey Federation billboard. I wouldn't pay any sort of premium.

    If you get it for $400 - you got a real bargain. These are great guns, maybe not backbored or Optima chokes like the new 391s, but you have to pay twice as much for that stuff and they don't really make that much of a difference.
     
  11. Balrog

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    Oh well, this guy was wanting $600 for his, so I guess its not too good of a deal.
    Thanks for the help.
     
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