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Franchi Affinity 3.5 Receives Shotgun of the Year Honors from American Hunter Magazine

January 22, 2019

ACCOKEEK, Md. (January 22, 2019) – The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) American Hunter has awarded the Franchi Affinity 3.5 with the Golden Bullseye Award for 2018 Shotgun of the Year. Given to new products that display overall excellence, quality and innovation, the Golden Bullseye Award recognizes the Affinity 3.5 for it’s excellent reliability and function in the field. 


“We are proud of being recognized by the NRA and its writers, editors and staff and acknowledged for our efforts to make the best shotguns possible,” said Timothy Joseph, VP of Marketing. “We strive to honor Franchi’s long tradition of fine craftsmanship while introducing new and innovative designs such as the Franchi Affinity 3.5.”

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Franchi Instinct LX Combines Best-in-Class Ergonomics with Upgraded Features and Beautiful Styling

January 22, 2019

ACCOKEEK, Md. (January 22, 2019) – Franchi delivers best-in-class ergonomics and upgraded features in a beautifully styled over-and-under shotgun with the introduction of the Franchi Instinct LX. Available in 12 or 20 gauge, the Instinct LX combines Italian craftsmanship, American styling and Franchi’s rich heritage to produce a fast, reliable and smooth swinging gun for hunters and sport shooters.

The function of this shotgun is only outshined by its looks. An all-steel, case color hardened receiver displays engraved hunting scenes with inlayed gold birds, matching the gold-plated trigger. The overall aesthetic is enhanced with a AA-grade satin walnut Prince of Wales stock complimented by the Schnabel style forend and rounded pommel with cut checkering.

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Franchi Commemorates 150th Anniversary with Limited Edition Models

April 12, 2018

ACCOKEEK – Franchi marks a century and a half of firearm-making excellence with a pair of 150th Anniversary Limited Editions, which will only be available in 2018.

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Franchi Adds 16 Gauge to Instinct SL Lineup

April 12, 2018

ACCOKEEK, MD – For many, the 16 gauge represents an ideal middle ground for all-around wingshooting. While it doesn’t possess all the power of comparable 12-gauge loads, it more than makes up for any such deficiencies by handling more like a 20 gauge. It’s this dynamic combination that makes the 16 gauge a popular choice for savvy upland hunters and many others.

The Franchi Instinct SL is a line of light, nimble and ultra-reliable over-and-under shotguns that now includes a 16-gauge option to go along with the previously released 12- and 20-gauge configurations.

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Franchi Affinity Catalyst Now Available in 20 Gauge Configuration

April 12, 2018

ACCOKEEK, MD – Franchi addressed the specific sizing and configuration needs of female shotgun shooters with its introduction of the Catalyst line of shotguns. More than just the same shotgun with a shorter barrel and a youth-dimension stock, the Franchi Catalyst shotguns address the specific cast, length-of-pull, drop and comb requirements to suit the needs of female hunters and sport shooters.

Following the successful introduction of the Affinity Catalyst and Instinct Catalyst shotguns, Franchi is expanding this line of shotguns designed specifically for women with the addition of the 20-gauge Affinity semi-auto shotgun. The addition of the 20-gauge model allows female shooters the option of a field gun with less felt recoil and even more nimble handling.

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Franchi Continues Legacy of Innovation with Momentum Bolt-Action Rifle

April 12, 2018

ACCOKEEK, MD – Long known as a maker of instinctive and feature-rich shotguns, Franchi brings its rich heritage of Italian craftsmanship and innovation to the bolt-action rifle market with the introduction of Momentum.

Debuting in six of the most popular bolt-action calibers (.243 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, .270 Win. .308 Win., .30-06 Springfield, .300 Win. Mag.), the rifle is available in three configurations. For hunters who utilize supressors, the Momentum is available with a threaded, free-floating barrel, both by itself and as part of a rifle/optics combo. The rifle is also available with an unthreaded barrel.

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Redesigned Franchi Affinity Line Brings New PerformanceFeatures to the Italian-Made Shotgun

April 27, 2017

ACCOKEEK, Md. -- Known for delivering fine craftsmanship and durability to passionate American hunters and shooters, Franchi's popular Affinity line has been reborn to deliver even more shooter-friendly features. The result of these enhancements is a line of shotguns that are as accessible as they are versatile, allowing more sportsmen and women the opportunity to experience the quality and performance of a feature-rich, Italian-made shotgun.

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New Affinity Line, Giveaways and Musical Performance Highlight Franchi's Appearance at 2017 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits

April 27, 2017

ACCOKEEK, Md. -- Franchi will unveil its completely redesigned Affinity line of semi-automatic shotguns at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, giving attendees the first opportunity to see and feel the new models. During the event, which runs April 27-30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Franchi will celebrate the unveiling with multiple gun giveaways, in-booth appearances by pro staffers and a live concert.

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Franchi Invites Visitors to Booth at 2017 Great American Outdoor Show

February 3, 2017

ACCOKEEK, Md. - Franchi's acclaimed line of Italian-made shotguns will be on display at the 2017 Great American Outdoor Show, February 4-12 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa.

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