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Are Franchi shotguns any good?

Are Franchi shotguns any good?

The Franchi Affinity 3 is a reliable Italian-made shotgun for applications from big game to small at a very competitive price. Semi-automatics on a website with a reputation for ruffed grouse and woodcock hunting, blasphemy! All joking aside, there are plenty of applications and reasons to love a semi-automatic shotgun …

Does Franchi still make the 48 AL?

Is the 48-al discontinued? Yes.

Does Franchi still make the intensity?

Franchi’s first super magnum shotgun was the gas-operated 912, but shortly after becoming a Benelli subsidiary, Franchi started phasing out its gas guns and incorporating inertia technology into its autoloaders, first in the I-12, followed by the Affinity, and now the Intensity.

What is the difference between Benelli and Franchi?

The main internal difference between a Benelli and a Franchi inertia gun is that the Franchis have the return spring on the magazine tube where it is easy to inspect and clean, while Benellis have their spring in the stock. Franchi is far from being the only offender here.

Who is Franchi owned by?

Beretta Holding
Franchi manufactures over and under, and semi-automatic shotguns. Franchi remained a family business since its founding until 1987, when it was acquired by the industrial conglomerate Socimi, based in Milan; with the bankruptcy of Socimi in 1993, Franchi was acquired by Beretta Holding which is the current owner.

Is Stoeger as good as Benelli?

Benelli is more “high quality”, where the workmanship on the Stoeger is not nearly as good. For a beat around gun, the Stoeger should work fine, just realize it’s not a Benelli.

When did the Franchi al 48 shotgun come out?

Introduced over 50 years ago in post-war Europe, Franchi was hailed as an innovator in shotgun technology. The AL 48 models are among the first to use a lightweight alloy receiver. An advancement of significant proportions, this new technology earned the company the “Compasso d’oro” award for excellence.

How does a Franchi long recoil shotgun work?

Known for reliability, the bolt of the long-recoil action is raised into a locking position in the barrel to form a steel-to-steel chamber lockup. On firing, the bolt and barrel move back simultaneously and mechanically separate after the shot leaves the muzzle. The system is built to manage all 2 3/4-inch loads within gauge and to minimize recoil.

What kind of shotgun is Franchi 12 gauge?

The 12-gauge 3.5-inch version is basically a knockdown of the Super Black Eagle 3, but your average duck hunter won’t know the difference, except the Franchi has a gaudy and cheap bolt-release button that feels and looks like a poker chip (you must replace it).