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Old 11-04-2011, 10:43 PM
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Saw a NIB Elite Silver and don't know anything about them. Can someone fill me in as to value and reliability? Are they still in production?
Its a 12 gauge

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Old 12-09-2011, 10:13 PM
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It's been a month and no-one answered, so I'm adding my 25 cents ( 2 adjusted for inflation):

I don't own one, but have been considering it since CDNN started selling them at ~1K, which is a big discount off of MSRP.

Here's what I remember from their introduction at the Shot Show a few years ago:

It's a Turkish shotgun, allegedly made in a dedicated S&W factory.
Much noise was made about this not being made by Huglu. Much noise was made about a special kind of "forever" warranty.
The gun looked and felt great. The action was smooth and the lockup tight.
The wood on the show gun was great - the rep told me that all of them would have the same grade.
The receiver color-case hardening was excellent, on par with Turnbull's.

The MSRP was $2.4K, if I recall correctly. I was taken aback when I saw it, as this is the Italian/Belgian price range.

Clearly, this shotgun is not selling well, or the inventory would not have been shipped to a liquidator such as CDNN.
This is probably due to the country of origin, not the build quality.
Kimber has been trying for the same market segment, not sure how they are doing.

P.S. I am still considering it. If it was available with a 32" barrel, I would instantly buy it as a Sporting Clays backup for my SKB.

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Old 06-17-2012, 08:23 PM
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I picked up a 30" elite silver from CDNN. At they're price, you will not find a nicer shotgun. The fit and finish are absolutely beautiful. I own a few Berettas and this O/U easily is on par with their quality. (oh and they cost me 3x as much as the CDNN price on the S&W).
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