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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.

 

The redesigned Franchi Affinity line of Inertia-Driven semi-auto shotguns includes the Affinity 3, available in both 12 and 20 gauge and chambered for 2-3/4 and 3-inch shells, as well as the Affinity 3.5, a 12-gauge shotgun chambered for shells up to 3-1/2 inches in length. Like all Franchi shotguns, both the new Affinity 3 and Affinity 3.5 come with a best-in-class 7-year warranty.

 

Franchi's redesigned Affinity line comes with a host of new shooter-friendly features that make for easier operation, reduce felt recoil and make the shotgun mount, point and swing even better.

 

The addition of an oversized bolt handle and bolt-release button plus the enlarged loading port make the shotguns easier to operate with cold or gloved hands. The TSA recoil pad reduces felt recoil for shooters while allowing length-of-pull adjustments to give shooters a near-custom fit and feel. An included shim kit also allows for drop and cast adjustments for increased customization and a precision fit, while the ergonomic pistol grip and streamlined forend deliver balance and superior pointability.

 

Each configuration in the redesigned Franchi Affinity line features sling attachment points on the magazine cap and buttstock, ambidextrous safety, a ventilated and chrome-lined barrel, red-bar fiber-optic front sight and interchangeable chokes. All models also feature drilled and tapped receivers for the quick and easy mounting of optics and accessories.

 

Designed for serious waterfowl hunters and other sportsmen and women who prefer the option of a larger payload capacity for the game they pursue, the new Franchi Affinity 3.5 can accommodate 2-3/4, 3 and 3-1/2-inch shells, making it versatile enough for use at the sporting clays range or the pit blind. The Affinity 3.5 is available with 28-inch barrel in black synthetic, Realtree MAX-5 and Mossy Oak Bottomland or with a 26-inch barrel and Realtree MAX-5.

Available with A-Grade Satin Walnut stocks and black, anodized finishes, in addition to black synthetic and today's most popular camo patterns from Realtree and Mossy Oak, the new Franchi Affinity 3 is available in 12 gauge with 28- and 26-inch barrels and in 20 gauge with a 26-inch barrel. Ideal for young shooters or shooters with smaller frames, the Affinity 3 Compact includes a set of four 1/4-inch spacers that allow the length of pull to be adjusted from 12-3/8 to 13-3/8 inches. Available in 12 gauge with a 26-inch barrel and 20 gauge with a 24- or 26-inch barrel, the Affinity 3 Compact can also be fitted with a full-size buttstock (sold separately) once shooters outgrow its compact dimensions.

 

Like all Franchi semi-auto shotguns, the Inertia-Driven action is at the heart of the redesigned Affinity line, delivering the most reliable semi-auto action available that requires fewer parts, less cleaning and less maintenance. Built to excel in the harshest hunting environments, when the new Affinity shotguns do require cleaning, the trigger group is easily accessed with the removal of a single pin while the recoil spring is housed in the magazine tube where it can be easily reached.

 

Franchi's new line of Affinity shotguns come standard with IC, M and F chokes plus a choke wrench. Extended chokes and other accessories can be found at http://www.franchiusa.com.

 

Common Specifications:

 

Franchi Affinity 3

Gauge: 12. Action: Semi-auto. Chambering: 2-3/4 and 3 inch. Barrel Lengths: 26 inches, 28 inches. Stocks: A-Grade satin walnut (with black anodized receiver and barrel), Black synthetic, Realtree MAX-5, Mossy Oak Bottomland. Overall Length: 49.25 inches (28-inch barrel), 47.25 inches (26-inch barrel). Weight: 6.9 pounds (28-inch camo/synthetic), 6.8 pounds (28-inch walnut and 26-inch camo/synthetic), 6.7 pounds (26-inch walnut). Capacity: 4+1. Chokes: IC, M and F (wrench included). 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 Recommend Load: 3-dram, 1-1/8 oz.

MSRP: $849 (Black synthetic), $949 (A-Grade Satin Walnut and Camo).

 

Franchi Affinity 3

Gauge: 20. Action: Semi-auto. Chambering: 2-3/4 and 3 inch. Barrel Lengths: 26 inches.  Stocks: A-Grade satin walnut (with black anodized receiver, blued barrel), Black synthetic, Realtree MAX-5, Mossy Oak Bottomland. Overall Length: 47.25 inches. Weight: 6 pounds (camo/synthetic), 5.9 pounds (walnut). Capacity: 4+1. Chokes: IC, M and F (wrench included). 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 Recommend Load: 7/8 oz. (1,200 FPS). MSRP: $849 (Black synthetic), $949 (A-Grade Satin Walnut and Camo).

 

Franchi Affinity 3 Compact

Gauge: 12. Action: Semi-auto. Chambering: 2-3/4 and 3 inch. Barrel Lengths: 26 inches.

Stocks: Realtree MAX-5. Overall Length: 45.375-46.375 inches. Weight: 6.7 pounds. Capacity: 4+1. Chokes: IC, M and F (wrench included). Sights: Fiber-optic red-bar front sight. Length of Pull: 12-3/8 to 13-3/8 inches. Drop at Heel: Adjustable 2 to 2-1/2 inches.  Drop at Comb: 1-1/2 inches. Minimum Recommend Load: 3-dram, 1-1/8 oz. Additional Features: Four 1/4-inch spacers for custom length-of-pull adjustments. MSRP: $999.

 

Franchi Affinity 3 Compact

Gauge: 20. Action: Semi-auto. Chambering: 2-3/4 and 3 inch. Barrel Lengths: 24 inches, 26 inches. Stocks: Black synthetic, Realtree MAX-5, Realtree APG. Overall Length: 43.375-44.375 inches (24-inch barrel), 45.375-46.375 (26-inch barrel). Weight: 5.9 pounds (24-inch barrel), 6 pounds (26-inch barrel). Capacity: 4+1. Chokes: IC, M and F (wrench included). Sights: Fiber-optic red-bar front sight. Length of Pull: 12-3/8 to 13-3/8 inches. Drop at Heel: Adjustable 2 to 2-1/2 inches. Drop at Comb: 1-1/2 inches.  Minimum Recommend Load: 7/8 oz. (1,200 FPS). Additional Features: Four 1/4-inch spacers for custom length-of-pull adjustments. MSRP: $899 (Black synthetic), $999 (camo).

 

Franchi Affinity 3.5

Gauge: 12. Action: Semi-auto. Chambering: 2-3/4, 3 and 3-1/2 inch. Barrel Lengths: 26 inches, 28 inches. Stocks: Black synthetic, Realtree MAX-5, Mossy Oak Bottomland.  Overall Length: 49.5 inches (28-inch barrel), 47.5 inches (26-inch barrel). Weight: 7 pounds (28-inch barrel), 6.9 pounds (26-inch barrel). Capacity: 4+1. Chokes: IC, M and F (wrench included). 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 Recommend Load: 3-dram, 1-1/8 oz. MSRP: $1,029 (Black synthetic), $1,149 (camo).