A very odd 12 gauge shotgun that is magazine-fed. Only able to hold 2 shells, it lacks the practicality of capacity that most pump-action shotguns have. It’s receiver is more akin to a bolt-action shotgun that has been retooled as a pump. The 200K was supposedly made for only 1 year, making them rather difficult to find but they do not command any sort of high dollar collector value; at most they run about $200. (GRH)
Italian made 12 gauge dual-action (pump & semi) shotgun. The M3T of Tactical are usually equipped with the rare top-folding stock. In spite being a Benelli shotgun, these are also often times found with H&K markings because they imported them into the U.S through H&K. A very solid and reliable shotgun, much like its successor, the Benelli M4. (GRH)
A Chinese made clone of the Winchester Model 1887. Chambered in 12 gauge. Although cheaper than the originals, these clones are not always reliable and have been know to be hit or miss regarding quality. It’s not to say they are all plagued with problems; many work fine out of the box but in essence to the old adage, you get what you pay for. (GRH)
Sterling Arsenal SAR-XII Praetorian SBS — built on the Remington 870 action and barrel; cut-back, tuned, and re-finished by our custom shop for smooth operation and reliability.SAR Custom Shop shortens the factory barrel to 12” and tunes the action for smooth operation and reliability while retaining shot capacity at 5 rounds.
Sterling Arsenal SAR-XII Praetorian SBS — Caliber: 12 Gauge , 2 3/4 - 3” Capacity: 4+1 Total Length: 30” Barrel Length: 12” Weight: 7.5Lbs Sights: Vang Comp Winged Ghost Ring Stock: Magpul w/ Recoil Pad Finish: Aluminum Nitride and Cerakote
One of the most distinct features of this Italian shotgun is the top-folding metal stock. The “shepard’s hook” is designed to twist to the side to support your forearm for one-handing shooting; which according to Franchi was meant for around the corner, over barriers or from a moving vehicle.
In the fourth photo you can see the letters “A” and “M”. Since the SPAS-12 can switch between semi-auto and pump-action, those marks indicate which mode of operation you’re in. When you push the button on the handguard, you either slide it forward til it locks for “A” (automatic), or slide it back for “M” (manual). (GRH)