Opinions on Franchi I 12 please.

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Opinions on Franchi I 12 please.

Postby BHL 3 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:58 pm

What are your thoughts about this gun? I may purchase one used.
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Re: Opinions on Franchi I 12 please.

Postby dsm16428 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:00 am

I liked them. Sold a TON of them and really can only remember one-maybe two comming back with a problem. Inertial driven gun so they had a stigma of recoiling harder than other semis in its weight class, but then, if you can't handle a little recoil...there is no crying in baseball.
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Re: Opinions on Franchi I 12 please.

Postby BHL 3 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:26 pm

Thanks. Based on some of the reviews I have read it is basically the 3" version of SBE II. What do you the a good price is for a used one?
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Re: Opinions on Franchi I 12 please.

Postby BHL 3 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:14 pm

Do you think it is worth $650 with a browning case and Max4 camo?
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Re: Opinions on Franchi I 12 please.

Postby Natimage » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:45 pm

We just sold my wife's because it beat the crap out of her face...it recoiled VERY weird. She had a bruise on her cheek after a round of sporting clays...I figured she was just holding it wrong or something so I shot it and the same thing happened, then my buddy thought we were full of it so he shot it with the same results...I did not care for that gun much, often wouldn't load the second shell either which gets annoying, even with the heaviest sporting clay loads we could find. Just my $.02
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Re: Opinions on Franchi I 12 please.

Postby stealfeathers » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:55 pm

Try putting a different shim in the gun. Same thing was happening with me and my monte feltro until I put the bigger shim in. Then I sold the gun because I couldn't get used to the flat rib to save my life.
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Re: Opinions on Franchi I 12 please.

Postby Natimage » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:34 pm

Yeah we tried everything, honestly I was never a huge fan of the gun anyhow but it probably could have been fixed somehow...we sold ours for $700 so at $650 you're doing pretty well.
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