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Value of Beretta 390: Wish to Know

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Chango2, Nov 17, 2008.

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  1. Chango2

    Chango2 Active Member

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    I saw an almost 100% Beretta 390 Silver something or other auto. 28" barrel, excellent to almost new condition. Three chokes. Two chokes never used, were still with preservative. Barrel looked new; gun, I'd guess, had only been shot to be checked out by the owner. Saw this gun in a pawn shop, no idea what a fair price would be. Shiny stock, btw, not the oil finish. Shop asking $695.00 plus tax and dros. Lady there would not budge beyond $670.00 plus tax.

    What is a faire value? Is this a good deal, or not? I dunno what these things sell for. All I know was that my 303 field was $325.00 NIB back in '91. How things have changed..
     
  2. EuroJoe

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    If it's the field model with the semi-square back, 500-550 tops
    More for a sporter. Good guns, less recoil than a 391, but clubier
     
  3. chuckles

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    Beretta AL390 Field Silver Mallard Semi/Auto... Mfg 1992 thru 1999
    MSRP was $850.00

    Blue book tops 100% as new is $490.00 and then down from there....

    regards
     
  4. Easystreet

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    In my opinion, the 390 Silver Mallard you described is every bit as good a gun as the 391 and only a fraction of the cost. I can't think of a thing the 391 does better than the 390. Also, the 390 is easier to clean and maintain.

    Why pay $1,000 or $1,500 or whatever for a new 391 when you can get a better gun (IMO) for 1/2 to 1/3 the cost?

    As for the gun being "cluby", the 390 simply has a fuller forend which many people prefer over the skinny forend of the 391. If you've got small hands, then the 391 might suit you better.

    Heck, I even like the squared off receiver of the Silver Mallard better than the rounded receiver of the sporter.

    Yep, I've already got a couple 390's and I would probably buy another one if I thought these 2 I've got were in any danger of wearing out anytime in the next 20 years.

    Easystreet
     
  5. claybrdr

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    I've only owned one 391 but coupled with the other ones I've been around, they are not as reliable as the 390's I've owned. Now the 303's are even better feeling.
     
  6. chuckles

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    303's, 390's, older 391's as well as newer models all great Beretta's...just depends on what you like....

    Personally I like them all and would rather pay $500 or $600 for a nice 303 or 390 then the newer models, I have owned and shot them all over the years, I presently shoot one of the first generation 391's...all $600 bucks worth.

    There is one special Diamond Grade 390 that I screwed up and sold and I wish I had that one back...they go for about $2000 now....great looking gun.

    regards
     
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