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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..
 

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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
 

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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....

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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.

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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.
 

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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.

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