Beretta imported this shotgun in 1989 – 1990 only, a couple of years before the strongest competitor Benelli took the field with their pricier but basically identical M1 Super 90. Date code, curiously, is AU, part of that production period. At only 6 3/4 pounds empty Beretta’s 1200FP weighed in a full pound less than its 11-87 Police Competitor. Its center of gravity is distributed more toward the muzzle than the Remington, and that enhances its controllability in protracted firing sessions. It matches its chief competitor, the Benelli M-1 Super 90 not only on weight, but also on internal design. Parts will not interchange with the M-1 Super 90, but they come awfully close. Beretta simply jumped the gun with their own inertia-operated version to compete, and it is just as simple, just as reliable, and it blew the Benelli away on pricing, by about 40 percent. This shotgun’s Benelli type system is much faster firing than the slow but good Remingtons. As far as specs, type is inertia-action semi-auto shotgun; weight empty 6 3/4 pounds; barrel is 20 inch .715 Police Cylinder, about the same as Remington’s usual Improved Cylinder on their police guns; chrome lined bolt and bore; chambering accepts 2 3/4 inch and 3 inch shells interchangeably if a person knows these shotguns well, another round can rest on the shell carrier. Sights are windage and elevation adjustable rear black leaf sight with beaded blade front sight; serrated high impact polymer forend and buttstock that will give or bend under recoil; 1/2 inch Beretta decelerator type recoil pad with white spacer; magazine capacity 5 + 1 on 3 inch shells or 6 + 1 on 2 3/4 inch shells and we believe a veteran operator of one of these guns can get one more into it; overall length is a well balanced 41 3/4 inches. This specimen comes to us from its slightly longer than a decade service protecting our fellow Americans on patrol with the Detroit Police Department. Surface detractions are moderate, extensive but light scouring and streaking on the matte black metal surfaces with less visible scuffing to the polymer buttstock and forend. We rate it as Very Good, 80 percent vicinity finishwise, but photos ought to suffice for our shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. It is certainly excellent mechanically; bore, chamber, and mechanism are all bright, clean, and excellent. We estimate that this shotgun has been fired fewer than 600 rounds and with 2 3/4 inch shells only, just enough for it to be broken in well enough to handle light loads. Replacement pricing on the nearly identical M-1 Super 90 is upwards of $1500 apiece in our area, if a person can even find one. We’re offering the 1200 Beretta in the photos for only $ 489.00. Not transferable to civilians in any jurisdiction with a 6 round capacity limit for semi-auto shotguns, including New Jersey and New York.
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