The Benelli Vinci Shotgun is a shotgun so innovative that it is able to offer unparalleled features including reliability, ease-of-use, effortless maintenance, and interchangeable modular parts. Additionally, the gun boasts reduced recoil, maximum resistance to environmental factors and much more that you will discover as you fire your Vinci shotgun. The Vinci is a gun that you’ll grow increasingly fond of, shot after shot.
The Vinci semi-auto shotgun uses an Inertia Driven system exploiting the kinetic energy of the recoil in the same way as the traditional Benelli shotguns currently available on the market. The design solution, however, is entirely innovative and based on a modular concept. All the essential parts are built from separate Modules that are assembled in a simple sequence of movements, with no need for tools whatsoever. This is the Vinci philosophy. One of a kind. A shotgun that comes from the simple union of the Carriage, Stock, Magazine and barrel Module. A true revolution. All the functions necessary for correct firearm operation - locking, opening, ejection and reloading - in a single Assembly. The mass necessary to the inertial function is concentrated in the Oscillating Bolt housed within the cover, together with the Rotating Locking Head, Ejector and Recoil Spring, forming a single Module. This yields significant advantages in terms of balance, stability, reliable operation and easy disassembling, assembly and maintenance.
This innovative technical solution completely reconfigures the shotgun’s structural architecture, making the Barrel Module, complete with cover, a support element for the whole shotgun. The Stock Module is housed in the rear part of the cover, with a quick insertion allowing each customer to personalize the drop and deviation as preferred, thanks to a single interchangeable, and easily replaceable, plate. The quick release system for the stock does not require any locking tools; by a simple manual rotation it is possible to disassemble and assemble it easily, changing it according to the desired shotgun use. The stock is anchored to the barrel by the cover, meaning that the concept of the receiver has been overcome, giving rise to a new element we can call the carriage, and which is equipped with triple function: fore-end, to guarantee shotgun grip; receiver, to hold the cocking mechanism; and the cartridge output and raising system and the trigger guard assembly, as trigger protection. The thus-configured carriage is simply connected to the Barrel Module, with no screws or through pins, but simply by blocking the front by means of lugs built into a sliding sleeve, and the rear by anchoring it to the drop change plate. The shotgun trigger release unit is positioned inside the carriage, at the level of the trigger guard assembly, whilst to the front, a Magazine Module is housed, connected to the Barrel Module by simple rotation. Assembly and interchanging are very simple, with no need for tools or equipment. The Magazine Modules can be of various different lengths, and contain different quantities of cartridges depending on the intended use and on legal provisions, thereby avoiding the use of magazine tube extensions. The great technological innovation of the Vinci shotgun does not merely consist of its revolutionary support structure, but also of the Receiver, Magazine Tube, Fore-end and Barrel unit, fixed by means of lugs and plugs and featuring a quick-release assembly for the individual modules. Careful research has also been carried out into the ergonomics of the function of the Carriage, cocking leaver and cutoff system, that ease bolt opening, allowing for ambidextrous application of the cartridge drop lever and facilitating manual unloading, by acting externally on the cartridge stop latch. For the high level of perfection featured, Vinci shotgun operation is guaranteed by a wide range of CIP standard cartridges, despite preserving the kinetic energy needed for complete automatic reloading.
Benelli has set a number of milestones along the firearm evolutionary process, particularly in regards to the semiautomatic smooth-barrel shotgun. Incessant innovation, advanced technology, strict quality controls, manufacturing excellence, pride in a job well done and dedication to meeting the end-user’s needs - these are the elements that allow the Benelli team to turn revolutionary ideas into firearms appreciated for their on-the-field performance, ballistic reliability and matchless aesthetic design.
- Drilled and tapped receiver
- Beveled magazine loading port
- Crio treated barrel