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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.

A classic over-and-under shotgun, the 16-gauge Instinct SL combines the best of Italian craftsmanship with modern innovation to produce a shotgun that mounts, points, swings and performs. Weighing in a just 5.8 pounds with its 28-inched polished blue barrels, the Instinct SL 16 gauge sports a distinctive receiver both polished and brushed silver alloy, keeping the shotgun’s lines clean and elegant. Paired with the AA-grade satin walnut Price of Wales stock, the Instinct SL is an heirloom quality hunting shotgun that demands to be used.

Equipped with a tang-mounted automatic safety and barrel selector, the Franchi Instinct SL 16 gauge, like the entire Instinct SL line, comes in its own protective take-down case for safe transport and features Franchi’s best-in-class 7-year warranty.

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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.

The new Franchi Affinity Catalyst 20 gauge semi-automatic shotgun brings Italian craftsmanship and perfectly balanced feel to the most affordable intertia-driven shotgun made specifically for women. Combining lighter weight, better feel and more responsiveness give shooters a higher level control over their shotgun, directly leading to more enjoyable – and successful – trips afield and to the range.

Featuring an A-grade satin walnut stock, the Affinity Catalyst 20 gauge comes with three chokes (IC/M/F) and wrench and Franchi’s best-in-class 7-year warranty.

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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.

The most visually distinct feature of the Momentum rifle is its revolutionary stock. The stock combines raised curves and crisp checkering at strategic places along the rifle, delivering the most ergonomic feel and positive hold in the five most commonly used shooting positions. Sling-attachment points are recessed on the Momentum’s stock, eliminating the need for intrusive swivel studs. At the butt, the Franchi’s popular TSA recoil pad absorbs 50 percent of the rifle’s felt recoil with integrated contours to offer more comfortable benchrest shooting positions.

Momentum’s barrel is a cold-hammer-forged chrome-molybdenum with a matte finish and free floated for enhanced accuracy. The ends of the threaded-barrel configurations (5/8 x 24 thread) are protected by a knurled cover that is easy to remove when utilizing barrel accessories or supressors. The Momentum features a two-position safety, which allows the bolt to be operated when the rifle has been made safe and a crisp, single-stage trigger than can be adjusted from 2 to 4 pounds.

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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.

Founded by Luigi Franchi in Brescia, Italy, in 1868, Franchi quickly gained a sterling reputation for fine, handcrafted shotguns that are still prized by collectors worldwide. In the 150 years since its founding, Franchi has expanded its shotgun offerings by making both semi-auto and over/under shotguns; this year Franchi launches its first bolt-action rifle. The history of Franchi – as well as its future – are celebrated with these sesquicentennial editions of both the acclaimed Affinity semi-auto shotgun and the new Momentum rifle. Both Limited Edition models will feature the stylish Franchi 150-year Anniversary logo detail on the receiver.

The Anniversary Limited Edition Momentum bolt-action rifle will be chambered in .30-06 Springfield, equipped with a richly figured, contoured AA-Grade walnut stock with an elegant satin finish. Featuring a slim-profiled barrel and an adjustable trigger, the Momentum also has a spiral fluted bolt and TSA recoil pad.

The 150th Anniversary Limited Edition Affinity 3 semi-auto shotgun is available in 12 gauge (with a 28-inch barrel) or in 20 gauge (with a 26-inch barrel). The shotgun sports a AA-Grade satin-finish walnut stock and an engraved silver receiver that is embellished with a feather-themed engraving on both sides.

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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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Franchi Adds Nick Hoffman, Host of "Nick's Wild Ride," to Pro Staff

June 27, 2016

ACCOKEEK, Md. - Franchi announces the addition of Nick Hoffman to its pro staff, host of "Nick's Wild Ride," which will debut on the Outdoor Channel in July.

A native Minnesotan and lifelong outdoorsman, Hoffman's new show allows viewers to join the successful country music musician as he continues to pursue his passion for the outdoors. After years of wingshooting with a Franchi, the partnership between the Italian shotgun maker and the well-traveled hunter is a natural fit. Read More

Franchi to Display New Products at 2016 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits

May 18, 2016

ACCOKEEK, Md. - Franchi will bring the newest additions to its expanding line of Italian-made shotguns to the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, which runs May 20-22 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Read More

Franchi Displaying New Products During the 2016 Great American Outdoor Show

February 8, 2016

ACCOKEEK, Md. - Franchi is showcasing the newest additions to its expanding line of Italian-made shotguns at the 2016 Great American Outdoor Show, which runs February 6-14 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa.

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