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Franchi shootguns?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by StansCustoms, Sep 5, 2012.

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  1. StansCustoms

    StansCustoms Well-Known Member

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    In an effort to help a friend on a budget find a O/U shot gun, I have an opportunity to look at a Franchi O/U at the club tomorrow.

    I know nothing about a Franchi...but this one has a case, is supposedly about like new and is priced at $800.

    I won't know the model or series till tomorrow...but thought I would do a little fishing as to whether or not they were much of a gun...and if repairs etc. are difficult to have done.

    Any comments on these guns would be appreciated.

    Thanks and best regards..Stan Mayfield
     
  2. GW22

    GW22 Active Member

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    Franchi has been around for quite a while and some of them look nice but if it's intended for use as a target shotgun, do your friend a huge favor and tell him to forget Franchi. They simply are not durable enough for clay shooting and their barrels are not regulated as accurately as a typical Browning or Beretta O/U.

    -Gary
     
  3. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    We used to sell some Franchis. Had more trouble with them than they were worth. If you have to have a low price used ou, look at SKB.
     
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    StonewallRacing Well-Known Member

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    One of the best values in an inexpensive O/U is the CZ Redhead Target. We have at least four that are shooting them at our club and I have not seen or heard of any issues.

    SW
     
  5. StansCustoms

    StansCustoms Well-Known Member

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    Shootgun...lol.

    Type-o for sure, but may fit the gun from the replies posted...heh heh!

    Thanks for the help guys...guess I better look around a little more...

    Best regards...Stan
     
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    Look for a nice SKB!!
     
  7. FlaLagarto

    FlaLagarto Well-Known Member

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    I owned and shot a 2005 combo.. a 2004 single.. and 2 O/U - 2003's

    One of the 2003's I put over 100,000 threw without a single breakdown. I did replace the main springs a couple of times just because they got tired. I truely wish I had that gun back.. I broke great doubles with it.

    If the gun is tight and operates .. I would buy it !!

    Jerry B
     
  8. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    The Franchi O/Us of today are not like the O/Us of yester-year. I've patterned a few for some local shooters and your lucky both barrels are within 6" of each other besides shooting on the POA.

    Fo a couple of hundred dollars more you should be able to find a nice used Citori field gun.
     
  9. warren

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    I agree with all of the above and would add that there's nothing wrong with a Winchester 101 you can get those at a reasonable price too.

    warren
     
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