Does anyone know how toi tell if an HK Benelli M3 is pre-ban or not? Is there a serial number cutoff? It has a pistol grip, but that could have been added.
Benelli (imported by H&K)
I called H&K and they couldn't/wouldn't specify the "cutoff" serial number for pre/post ban Benelli's. Given this, the best we can do is post assorted serial numbers and import dates that will help you guess. If anyone comes up with a cutoff number, please let me know, and also please let me know any serial numbers and dates that you run by H&K.
Benelli M1 Super 90 M1507xx, mfd. 12/01/92, pre-ban
M17142x, mfd. 1993, pre-ban
M1978xx, mfd. 08/94, pre-ban
M19833x, mfd. 09/19/94, post-ban
M201xxx, mfd. 10/26/94, post-ban
Benelli M3 M19199x, mfd. 05/14/94, pre-ban
M1967xx, mfd. 08/94, pre-ban
M20595x, mfd. 11/04/94, post-ban