Benelli Debuts Magnifico “Set of Five” Luxury Shotguns
January 2022, Accokeek, MD – At this week's 2022 Safari Club International Hunter's Convention held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Benelli unveiled a one-of-a-kind set of semi-auto shotguns. Billed as the Magnifico "Set of Five," this custom shotgun set pairs Old-World Italian firearm artistry with 21st-century design manufacturing.
The Benelli Magnifico Set of Five was born of a simple question: "How would the world's most advanced semi-auto shotgun look if reimagined as an interpretation of a classical Italian custom?" The answer is expressed in a set of semi-auto shotguns—two chambered in 12-gauge, two in 20-gauge, and one in 28-gauge. Benelli's commitment to quality manufacturing, innovation, and product refinement, blended with Italian heritage and artistry, is portrayed within the luxury sporting arms class. For the project, Benelli commissioned some of Italy's leading contemporary artisans, including master engravers Giovanni Steduto and Valerio Peli, gunmaking house F.lli Piotti, and the leather artistry of Oscar Maschera.
Inspired by the European aristocratic "driven shoot" tradition, the Magnifico Set of Five stand as unique creations that draw on the rich tapestry of Italy's culture, innovation, and the renowned craftsmanship imbued in the country's unparalleled artisan heritage. The result is a masterfully creative achievement—functional art rendered in wood and metal.
In addition to showcasing Benelli's vision of blending contemporary shotgun performance with Old-World artistry that honors Italian heritage and craftsmanship, the Magnifico Set of Five project also aims to further the vital advocacy work of Safari Club International.
Spurred by a significant interest in the purchase of these unique firearms, this luxurious, one-of-a-kind set will be sold, after which Benelli will donate $200,000 to SCI. The proceeds will help fund the organization's wildlife conservation and humanitarian service efforts, the American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS), and the International Wildlife Museum.
For more information on Benelli's line of premium semi-auto and double-barrel shotguns, visit BenelliUSA.com.
Benelli, headquartered in Accokeek, Maryland, offers the largest selection of semi-automatic shotguns in the world, as well as a variety of rifles. Since the company’s inception, Benelli has led the world in innovative firearm technology, including the ground-breaking Benelli Inertia Driven system, effective Comfort Tech recoil-reduction systems, and the BE.S.T. anti-corrosion coatings. Because of this commitment to innovation, they are recognized as the world’s leading manufacturer of premium firearms for competitive shooters, hunters, and defense professionals.