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Franchi shotguns. What do you think?

Question by TAM9492. Uploaded on September 05, 2011

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from fish hunt kid wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

The Franchi 1-12 shotgun with the TSA recoil pad has up to 44-percent less recoil than the competition. These are great for waterfowl.

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from TAM9492 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

That's the exact model I am looking at. It will be a waterfowl gun. I can get one factory new for $469 after a $100 mail-in-rebate. Heck of a deal, I'd say!

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from Edward J. Palumbo wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Years ago, I borrowed a friend's Franchi 20 gauge O/U for a round of skeet, and I easily outshot my own 12 gauge. I offered to buy it from him, but it wasn't for sale. He did agree that if he ever sold it, he'd offer it to me first...and I am still waiting for him to sell me that shotgun!

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from TAM9492 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Haha, I guess they must be good if they're worth waiting for.

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from fish hunt kid wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Just in case anyone was wondering, TSA is Twin Shock Absorberâ„¢

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from TAM9492 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Baby of Benelli, right? Made in Italy?

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from Edward J. Palumbo wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Luigi Franchi's shotguns have gone through a few transitions over the years. We could say the same for Winchester Repeating Arms and others. Franchi was a family business but was acquired by another corporate entity in 1897, which in turn relinquished the firm to Beretta, which I believe is the corporate parent of Benelli. Life has gotten complicated with the "new economics" of corporate takeovers and mergers.

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from TAM9492 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Quite a history, but is it still made in Italy?

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from fish hunt kid wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Yes it is made by Italy

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from RES1956 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Wouldn't say baby of Benelli, Franchi has been around a lot longer than those folks and make a better product, but then, who doesn't.

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from TAM9492 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

I just read some old reviews on the I-12 and a lot of people weren't impressed. Others were super impressed.

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from fish hunt kid wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

If you use it right and take care of it, any gun is a good gun.

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from Phil1227 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

My dad has one and he loves it.

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from TAM9492 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Just placed the order for an I-12 today. Can't wait to try it out!

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from fish hunt kid wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

The Franchi 1-12 shotgun with the TSA recoil pad has up to 44-percent less recoil than the competition. These are great for waterfowl.

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from TAM9492 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

That's the exact model I am looking at. It will be a waterfowl gun. I can get one factory new for $469 after a $100 mail-in-rebate. Heck of a deal, I'd say!

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from Edward J. Palumbo wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Years ago, I borrowed a friend's Franchi 20 gauge O/U for a round of skeet, and I easily outshot my own 12 gauge. I offered to buy it from him, but it wasn't for sale. He did agree that if he ever sold it, he'd offer it to me first...and I am still waiting for him to sell me that shotgun!

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from TAM9492 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Haha, I guess they must be good if they're worth waiting for.

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from fish hunt kid wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Just in case anyone was wondering, TSA is Twin Shock Absorberâ„¢

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from TAM9492 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Baby of Benelli, right? Made in Italy?

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from Edward J. Palumbo wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Luigi Franchi's shotguns have gone through a few transitions over the years. We could say the same for Winchester Repeating Arms and others. Franchi was a family business but was acquired by another corporate entity in 1897, which in turn relinquished the firm to Beretta, which I believe is the corporate parent of Benelli. Life has gotten complicated with the "new economics" of corporate takeovers and mergers.

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from TAM9492 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Quite a history, but is it still made in Italy?

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from fish hunt kid wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Yes it is made by Italy

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from RES1956 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Wouldn't say baby of Benelli, Franchi has been around a lot longer than those folks and make a better product, but then, who doesn't.

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from TAM9492 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

I just read some old reviews on the I-12 and a lot of people weren't impressed. Others were super impressed.

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from fish hunt kid wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

If you use it right and take care of it, any gun is a good gun.

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from Phil1227 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

My dad has one and he loves it.

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from TAM9492 wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Just placed the order for an I-12 today. Can't wait to try it out!

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