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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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Franchi shotgun

Anyone have one or now anything about them I'm looking at a overunder?

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Re: Franchi shotgun

I used to have one, they're good guns for the money, imported by benelli.

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New ones are top notch, some old ones had some weak internal parts, nice guns.

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Re: Franchi shotgun

I bought one, an over/under in 1966, The factory rep came onboard our ship when we were in Naples. That was prior to choke tubes, it was mod and full choked and was a two trigger gun. I used that gun hard for 20 or more years and then occasionally until I sold it 4 years ago. The only reason I sold it was because I was using all one trigger SXS guns for a long while, and every time I went back to the Franchi, I would forget to pull the rear trigger for the 2nd shot. I liked the gun.




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Re: Franchi shotgun

Just looked at the instinct SL, very nice gun, it is also very light.
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Re: Franchi shotgun

I have two Franchis. I have a 20 ga Falconet with cyl and imp cyl barrels that I use for woodcock. I have a Veloce 20 ga with screw in chokes for grouse. I like both guns and shoot them well. Both of these are older model over and unders. They both weigh around 5 1/2 lbs. So far, I've never had a problem. I also shoot some skeet with them. If you like lightweight guns to hunt with I would recommend a Franchi.
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Re: Franchi shotgun

Thanks to all I picked one up.

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Nice,,,,you want to come over to the Bloomsburg skeet Club Sunday? YOu can try it out and maybe I'll get a look and a couple of shots?

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Tom I wish I could I have to have a dog ready for a hunt test next week.

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Re: Franchi shotgun

I really like my franchis. I have an I-12 limited semi i use for pheasants/ doves, two renaissance's one is a 28 ga that I use for woodcock and grouse, The other is a 12 ga that I just picked up for my dog training/ hunting gun. They are all lightweight and I shoot them all very well. Enjoy yours!

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