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Diamond brand automatic shotgun - thoughts???

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Turnpike Mike, Jan 8, 2008.

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  1. Turnpike Mike

    Turnpike Mike TS Member

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    Gene Sears' is selling a turkish made semi-auto shotgun which is denoted the "Diamond" brand.

    Does anybody know anything about these guns?
     
  2. Jerbear

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    Dicks sporting goods sells them as well. I have the o/u model. Made by Fanchi.
    I love it...
    Inertia driven I believe.

    Jerbear
     
  3. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    How 'bout a list of those good American guns for under $400? I bet this will be a short one.....
     
  4. smokerz

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    **How 'bout a list of those good American guns for under $400?**

    Remington 870.
     
  5. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    "Imported" by benelli originally for Dicks. Made by who??????Parts could be out sorced to china then assembled in turkey. Ask to see a owners manual see where/who services it? Dicks offers no service what so ever. Great prices but no support.
     
  6. Jerbear

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    My O/U was sent to Franchi USA, Said made in Italy as well.
    17603 Indian Head Hwy
    Accokeek, MD 20607
    P: 301.283.6981
    F: 301.283.6988
     
  7. Jerbear

    Jerbear TS Member

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    I stand corrected... see above. I thought Diamond was a part of Franchi but it is it's own gun.


    Jerbear
     
  8. Beancounter

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    Isn't this the company that Benelli found infringing and they ended up buying them?? these are just my thoughts but like any other gun, you have to ask what is your primary use for the gun and how many shells per year. If you start shooting a bunch of shells, you need to buy a gun that you can get support and parts for. If you are just going to do a little bird hunting, and warm up for the season with a couple rounds of clays or skeet, you can buy a gun that is not well supported because you will probably never have a maintenance problem. But if you ever try to sell or trade that bargain gun with no parts or support, you will find the value at about fifty bucks - even if it is just a year or so old.
     
  9. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    **How 'bout a list of those good American guns for under $400?**

    Mossberg 500
     
  10. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    New H&R Trap gun.
     
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