Franchi (firearms)

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Luigi Franchi S.p.A. (Italian pronunciation: [luˈiːdʒi fraŋki]) is an Italian manufacturer of firearms.

Franchi products include the military SPAS-12 and SPAS-15 and the sporting-type long-recoil action AL-48. Franchi are renowned for their semi-automatic shotguns and are a division of Benelli. Franchi also makes over and under shotguns.

Franchi remained a family business since its founding until 1987, when it was acquired by the industrial conglomerate Socimi, based in Milan; with the bankruptcy of Socimi in 1993, Franchi was acquired by the Beretta Holdings which is the current owner.

Firearms[edit]

Submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

  • Franchi LF-58 - .30 Carbine assault rifle.
  • Franchi LF-59 - 7.62x51mm NATO battle rifle.
  • Franchi mod. 641 - 5.56x45mm NATO assault rifle
  • Franchi 'Centennial' - .22LR rifle. Made in 1968 only to commemorate their 100 year anniversary.
  • Franchi Para - .22LR Rifle - 8000 made, 3000 of which imported to the USA by FIE

Shotguns[edit]

Revolvers[edit]

  • RF 83 - Inexpensive service revolver chambered in .38 Special

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