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Green Top and Benelli USA Unveil Special Edition “Virginian” Super Black Eagle 3 Shotgun to Commemorate Retailer’s 75th Anniversary

A limited-edition shotgun produced for this special occasion is available exclusively at Green Top starting today 

ASHLAND, VA — Today, Green Top unveils the new “Virginian,” a limited edition Benelli Super Black Eagle 3, commemorating 75 years of retail business. Benelli USA is an iconic firearms manufacturer known for creating one of the world’s largest selections of semi-automatic shotguns.

Today at 10 a.m., executives from both Green Top and Benelli USA will present the “Virginian.” This exclusive, limited-run touts unique serial numbers beginning with 75GT, signifying Green Top’s 75th Anniversary (“GT” represents Green Top and “75” indicates the company’s 75 years in business). Adding to the value of this unique Super Black Eagle 3, these limited shotguns have been produced specifically for this event.

The “Virginian” is a 12-gauge version of the popular Super Black Eagle 3 model. It features a 26-inch barrel chambered for 3-1⁄2 inch shells. The “Virginian” boasts a Realtree Timber® finish and is furnished with five premium BE.S.T. choke tubes. The BE.S.T finish is guaranteed not to rust or corrode for 25 years. Other features include a braided paracord sling, a hard storage case, a sticker of the “Virginian” logo, and a certificate of authenticity. The “Virginian” is available for purchase in-store at Green Top today. A limited amount will be available online at Green Top, and a reserve amount will be featured at the upcoming GreenTop Outdoor Expoon Oct. 1-2, 2022. The “Virginian” is sold exclusively by Green Top for $1,999.99. 

“After 75 years in business, we have so much to celebrate, especially our relationship with amazing vendors, and we are so appreciative that Benelli USA is helping us celebrate our 75th anniversary with such an amazing product and continued support,” said Green Top CEO Blaine Altaffer. “The ‘Virginian’ is an absolute showstopper, and we can’t wait to share it with our amazing loyal customers. Benelli’s Super Black Eagle 3 is a great gun for waterfowl sportsmen and all hunters and shooters. We are anticipating that many people will be clamoring for these special-edition ‘Virginian’ models.” 

“We are proud to have such a loyal customer base here in Virginia and beyond. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own such a unique, high-quality part of our legacy. As part of this limited product rollout and special event, in-store displays will showcase the “Virginian”with opportunities for customers to take a photo with their new Benelli, which can be shared on social media using the hashtag #MeAndMyVirginian,” continued Altaffer. 

“Green Top represents one of those rare and treasured success stories that has made a positive impact not only on generations of American sportsmen but on the industry as well,” said Benelli USA General Manager Tom DeBolt. “From the showroom floor to the administrative suite, the Green Top staff lead by example, showing how a dedication to customer service and appreciation can bring long-lasting rewards. Green Top has been a highly valued Benelli USA partner for many years. And we are honored to help the company celebrate this uncommon milestone with the special edition ‘Virginian’ Super Black Eagle 3.”

About Green Top 

Since 1947, Green Top has been Virginia’s headquarters for fisherman, hunters, and recreational shooters, providing the absolute best outdoor products in the marketplace at competitive prices. Throughout its 75-year history, the company has held itself to one standard in everything it has accomplished — to provide the best customer service and the best advice on the products it sells. That dedication to its customers for their continuing loyalty and support is the reason Green Top is the largest independent outdoor retailer and firearms dealer in Virginia. Learn more at greentophuntfish.com. 

About Benelli 

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. Benelli USA | 17603 Indian Head Highway | Accokeek, MD 20607 | BenelliUSA.com 

About Madison+Main 

Madison+Main is an award-winning brand communications firm and, simply put, we believe that Bold Brands Win. Clients include A. Smith Bowman Distillery, Atlas 42, CowanGates, Dale Carnegie Training, DRIVE SMART Virginia, Fort Monroe Authority, Green Top, Housing Families First, Lucy Corr, Pinnacle Living, Pocahontas Parkway, Texas Inn, Virginia Department of Health, and many others. Learn more at madisonmain.com

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