Benelli Factory Tour Video – Cryogenically Treated Barrels

    Benelli is a relatively new firearm manufacturer, especially in European terms, having been established in 1967. It’s grown to be a respected force in the shotgun business, and especially since becoming part of the Beretta Group, it’s adopted many new technologies. The level of automation is incredibly high – for example, production of the new Vinci shotgun, from processing of raw materials to final packaging, is entirely done by robots and machines.

    One of the technologies that Benelli has wholeheartedly embraced is cryogenic barrel treatment. Using their 1 million frames per second high speed camera, they have determined that cryogenic barrel treatment has definite benefits to the end user. Mauro of Benelli explains more.

    Benelli Cryogenic Barrel Treatment

    A few minor corrections to the video – several other firearms manufacturers, such as Lewis Machine & Tool, use cryogenically treated barrels. Also, the distinction between seconds and milliseconds was lost in translation – the Benelli high speed camera is capable of taking 1 million FPS.

    Andrew Tuohy

    Andrew Tuohy was a Navy Corpsman with the 5th Marine Regiment. He makes a living by producing written and visual content within the firearm industry, and he also teaches carbine courses. He prefers elegant weapons for a more civilized age, and regularly posts at Vuurwapen Blog.