Italy Benelli R1 Big Game Rifle Semi Auto CRIOBARREL ARGO

SOLD FOR: $805

WOA#: WY240130JN010

Make: Benelli

Model:  R1

Serial Number: BBBB051316

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .270 W.S.M.

Action Type: Semi-Auto, ARGO (Auto-Regulating Gas Operated)

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “CRIOBARREL/BENELLI ARMI S.P.A.-URBINO-MADE IN ITALY”.  The receiver is marked “BENELLI USA CORP.-ACCOKEEK.MD.-MADE IN ITALY”.  There are proof marks above the trigger well.  The right side of the receiver is marked “R1 ARGO -BENELLI-ITALY BB051316 CAT. 15215”.  The right side of the barrel is marked “CALIBER .270 WIN SHORT MAG ONLY/READ OWNERS MANUAL BEFORE USING GUN”.  The barrel also has a serial number different from the receiver “CB051316”

Barrel Length: 22 inches.

Sights / Optics: The top of the barrel is drilled, tapped, and filled for provisions for Iron Sights. The top of the receiver has a rail mount for Scopes.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is 2 piece Select Walnut and similar in design to the Benelli Super Black Eagle.  It has a checkered handguard and traditional pistol grip.  The bottom of the buttstock has a sling stud as well as a sling stud on the front cap of the forend.  The buttstock has a raised comb and rubber recoil buttpad.  The LOP measures about 13.5 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad.  The stock has a couple loose storage marks as well as a couple impression marks that are hard to notice.  There are no chips or cracks.  Overall the stock rates in Excellent condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: This rifle comes with 1 Benelli 3rd Magazine and its in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish:  Select AA Walnut Stock, Anodized Black Receiver. Gloss Blued Barrel.

Finish Originality: Original.

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shown very little wear.  There is a scratch on the left side of the receiver as well as some loose storage marks on both sides.  The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions as intended. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment:  The Benelli R1 is a unique hunting rifle that stands out from other sporting firearms due to its innovative design and advanced technology. Unlike most rifles, which have changed very little in terms of technology over the last century, the R1 is a completely new firearm that incorporates several cutting-edge features.

One of the most notable features of the R1 is its action, which is based on Benelli’s M4 military shotgun. The R1 uses the auto-regulating, gas-operated (ARGO) system that is adapted for use with centerfire rifle cartridges and is paired with a three-lug rotary bolt. This results in a fast-handling rifle that has less felt recoil than other rifles.

The R1’s sleek outline is reminiscent of Benelli’s legendary Super Black Eagle shotgun, and the rifle features a free-floating, cryogenically treated barrel that is mated to a sturdy steel upper receiver to offer outstanding accuracy and a secure platform for mounting optics. The lower receiver is made of anodized aluminum to reduce weight, while the select walnut stock is fitted with a unique recoil pad that is thickest where recoil is concentrated.

Overall, the R1 is a unique hunting rifle that seamlessly blends curves and angles into a masterpiece of innovative elegance. It is a harmonious uniting of form and function that is effective, efficient, and pleasing to the eye. The Benelli R1 represents a significant departure from traditional sporting firearms, and is a true masterpiece of modern engineering.  This rifle is guaranteed to be the smoothest and most accurate rifle on the range.  Don’t miss out on this Italian Classic!  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! C.J.

Italy Benelli R1 Big Game Rifle Semi Auto CRIOBARREL ARGO
Italy Benelli R1 Big Game Rifle Semi Auto CRIOBARREL ARGO