Franchi Commemorates 150th Anniversary with Limited Edition Models
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.
Both suited for a lifetime of dedicated service in the field or as pieces of a fine firearms collection, both Anniversary models enjoy Franchi’s best-in-class 7-year warranty.
Franchi 150th Anniversary Limited Editions
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield. Barrel Length: 22 inches. Stock/Finish: AA-Grade walnut/blue satin. Trigger: Adjustable (2-4 lbs.). Capacity: 4+1. Rate of Twist: 1:11 RH. Length of Pull: 14 inches. Warranty: 7 years. MSRP: $1,069
Franchi Affinity 3
Gauge: 12. Action: Semi-auto. Chambering: 2-3/4 and 3 inches. Capacity: 4+1. Barrel Length: 28 inches. Stock/Finish: AA-Grade satin walnut/engraved silver receiver; blued barrel. Chokes: IC/M/F plus wrench. Sights: Fiber optic red-bar front sight. Length of Pull: 14-3/8 inches. Drop at Heel: Adjustable 2 to 2-1/2 inches. Drop at Comb: 1-1/2 inches. Minimum Recommended Load: 3-dram, 1-1/8 oz. MSRP: $1,469
Action: Semi-auto. Chambering: 2-3/4 and 3 inches. Capacity: 4+1. Barrel Length: 26 inches. Stock/Finish: AA-Grade satin walnut/engraved silver receiver; blued barrel. Chokes: IC/M/F plus wrench. Sights: Fiber optic red-bar front sight. Length of Pull: 14-3/8 inches. Drop at Heel: Adjustable 2 to 2-1/2 inches. Drop at Comb: 1-1/2 inches. Minimum Recommended Load: 7/8 oz. 1,200 FPS. MSRP: $1,469
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