Home Forums Reviews Classifieds Gallery Chat Calendar Store Map Player Map Links
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?  (Read 3229 times)

godwin

  • Corporal
  • *
  • Reputation: +0/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 56
    • View Profile
Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?
« on: February 17, 2011, 07:39:26 PM »

How can you see that a Benelli M3 Shotgun is from Marui and not a Clone? Pics?
Logged

Booligan

  • Hardcore
  • Global Moderator
  • General
  • ******
  • Reputation: +14/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8723
    • View Profile
Re: Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 08:59:48 PM »

TM has a faux molded cocking handle, the clones do not.
Logged

aznriptide859

  • Communist Mod
  • Ad Subscriber
  • General
  • *****
  • Reputation: +4/-3
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 8612
  • *burp*
    • View Profile
Re: Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 09:05:42 PM »

Key giveaways:

Faux charging handle on TM
Rubberized pump and pistol grip (at least on the Pistol Grip M3 version)
Outer barrel/shell tube is metal on the TM

TBH the TM feels very sturdy out of the box while the UTG/DE/TSD feels like a cheap toy. If you have a chance to get a TM for cheap, do it.
Logged

mario1286

  • Major
  • ***
  • Reputation: +0/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1280
    • View Profile
    • Downpour Productions
Re: Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2011, 01:46:30 PM »

The pump and pistol grip are rubberized on the UTG/tsd/de versions too.  Handling the two side by side the only difference I saw was the charging handle, really.
Logged

aznriptide859

  • Communist Mod
  • Ad Subscriber
  • General
  • *****
  • Reputation: +4/-3
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 8612
  • *burp*
    • View Profile
Re: Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2011, 03:17:22 PM »

The TSD my friend has did not have those features - they had a smooth plastic finish.
Logged

Sparky D

  • Global Moderator
  • General
  • ******
  • Reputation: +34/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3646
  • Sonic Warfare... When good music goes bad.
    • View Profile
Re: Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2011, 09:21:50 PM »

The TM should have the AGSK marking on it. The clones will not have this.
Logged
P=ONN (Where P=Pie and ONN=Om Nom Nom)

 Sarcasm is the human body's natural defense against stupidity...

mario1286

  • Major
  • ***
  • Reputation: +0/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1280
    • View Profile
    • Downpour Productions
Re: Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2011, 09:24:38 PM »

I just assumed they were all the same.  The DE (I think it is) I have definately has a sort of satiny "rubberized" pump and pistol grip.
Logged

Trijicon432

  • I rove teh Mewtwo.
  • Sergeant
  • *
  • Reputation: +0/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 474
    • View Profile
Re: Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2011, 09:52:11 PM »

The TSD my friend has did not have those features - they had a smooth plastic finish.

That was probably a single barrel TSD. I know my tsd m1014 has a rubberize grip and handle.
Logged

aznriptide859

  • Communist Mod
  • Ad Subscriber
  • General
  • *****
  • Reputation: +4/-3
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 8612
  • *burp*
    • View Profile
Re: Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2011, 10:13:45 PM »

Nope, it was a full stock M3.
Logged

Trijicon432

  • I rove teh Mewtwo.
  • Sergeant
  • *
  • Reputation: +0/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 474
    • View Profile
Re: Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2011, 11:03:48 PM »

Nope, it was a full stock M3.


http://www.airsoftretreat.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=299

This one? I mean even Booligan mentioned that his was painted using a rubberized coat.
Logged

aznriptide859

  • Communist Mod
  • Ad Subscriber
  • General
  • *****
  • Reputation: +4/-3
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 8612
  • *burp*
    • View Profile
Re: Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2011, 12:57:05 AM »

Shortened outer, full stock. I swear I remember it as normal plastic.
Logged

Trijicon432

  • I rove teh Mewtwo.
  • Sergeant
  • *
  • Reputation: +0/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 474
    • View Profile
Re: Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2011, 05:36:52 PM »

Shortened outer, full stock. I swear I remember it as normal plastic.


Ohh I know that one. I never held one before but from the pics, it should still be "rubberized".

http://www.gunnerairsoft.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1267

I seriously think you are referring to the Golden Bow Rebrand single shot that TSD distributes.


Logged

aznriptide859

  • Communist Mod
  • Ad Subscriber
  • General
  • *****
  • Reputation: +4/-3
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 8612
  • *burp*
    • View Profile
Re: Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2011, 06:39:16 PM »

Who knows, it wasn't my shotgun lol.

Back to OP's question, the most obvious giveaways are the faux charging handle and metal outer barrel for the TM.
Logged

Booligan

  • Hardcore
  • Global Moderator
  • General
  • ******
  • Reputation: +14/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8723
    • View Profile
Re: Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2011, 06:46:11 PM »

TSD has a metal outer barrel as well.
Logged

aznriptide859

  • Communist Mod
  • Ad Subscriber
  • General
  • *****
  • Reputation: +4/-3
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 8612
  • *burp*
    • View Profile
Re: Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2011, 06:55:48 PM »

Sigh...just look for "Made in Japan" on the side then LOL.
Logged

Trijicon432

  • I rove teh Mewtwo.
  • Sergeant
  • *
  • Reputation: +0/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 474
    • View Profile
Re: Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2011, 07:41:09 PM »

Who knows, it wasn't my shotgun lol.

Back to OP's question, the most obvious giveaways are the faux charging handle and metal outer barrel for the TM.

Well no, I'm not pursuing because it's your friend's or not. I'm pursuing because you stated this as a Key Giveway.

Key giveaways:

Rubberized pump and pistol grip (at least on the Pistol Grip M3 version)


So..yeah technically this still pertains to the OP's question because you're giving inconclusive facts.

Sigh...just look for "Made in Japan" on the side then LOL.

..but I guess the made in Japan is probably the best bet, lol
Logged

XavierMace

  • I do like pie
  • Global Moderator
  • General
  • ******
  • Reputation: +3/-3
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6431
  • ASR Staff and ICS M4 Guru
    • View Profile
    • The homepage of XavierMace
Re: Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2011, 09:19:54 PM »

I've never owned a Tokyo Marui gun that DID NOT say Tokyo Marui somewhere on the gun.
Logged

godwin

  • Corporal
  • *
  • Reputation: +0/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 56
    • View Profile
Re: Tokyo Marui Benelli M3 - Original vs clones - how can i tell?
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2011, 05:24:53 PM »

Thanks alot. Was quite obvious it is a TM. Now im happy :). Looking for more shells...
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.22 seconds with 27 queries.