Benelli MR1 (European version)

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The civilian version of the Benelli MR1 Carbine was launched last year in the United States. It will go on sale in Europe at the end of April. The European model will probably make US owners jealous! In Europe the MR1 will come in two barrel lengths, 12.5″ or 16″, and with either an adjustable stock or hunting stock (only the 16″ barrel and a fixed stock is available in the United States).

The MRSP is 1300 EUR (about $1800). (There is a bit of confusion regarding the correct price.)

[ Many thanks to Python for emailing me the info and photo. ]

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • John John on Mar 18, 2010

    I think I saw this for about $1200 at a gun shop. I'm still failing to understand how a 12.5 inch barrel is so much more dangerous than a 16 inch barrrel.

  • Snmp Snmp on Mar 19, 2010

    In many country of europe you need a licence for own this type of weapon