Can you identify this weapon?


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PUMC_TomG
March 10, 2003, 07:16 AM
'cuz I sure as heck can't! Looks like a magazine fed shotgun with an AR type receiver... doesn't look like a Saiga to me. But I'll be damned if I know the manufacturer/model.

http://www.acuralegend.com/gun_odd.jpg
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PUMC_TomG
March 10, 2003, 07:21 AM
And when I say AR type receiver, I mean in looks alone.... it's way too long and too pretty to be an AR.

PUMC_TomG
March 10, 2003, 07:40 AM
n/m... it's a Franchi SPAS-15 :banghead:

Med 10
March 10, 2003, 10:43 AM
Come on! I'm sure one of yall know what this is!

Anyone?

chadintex
March 10, 2003, 11:15 AM
USAS 12

seeker_two
March 10, 2003, 11:19 AM
chadintex is right. It appears to be a USAS-12.

Hope he doesn't have to fire that monster. It'll knock him on his tookus, and full-auto shotgun fire could hurt a lot of "innocents". He'd be better w/ an AR or a levergun in that situation...

Blackhawk
March 10, 2003, 11:41 AM
Where was the photo taken?

Pawcatch
March 10, 2003, 11:42 AM
I pretty sure it's a Franchi SPAS-15.Look at the forearm,it is capable of being a pump action.The SPAS-15 could be changed to work as a pump.

chadintex
March 10, 2003, 12:03 PM
http://securityarms.com/20010315/galleryfiles/2300/2380.htm

gun-fucious
March 10, 2003, 12:04 PM
http://spas12.com/spas/spas15.jpg
SPAS 15
http://spas12.com/spas12not.htm

Mute
March 10, 2003, 12:09 PM
Definitely a SPAS-15.

chadintex
March 10, 2003, 12:13 PM
Looks that way;)

hksw
March 10, 2003, 12:42 PM
That shot diverter choke is all Franchi. Got one on my SPAS 12 and HK 512. Throws out the pattern in an oval shape.

Chris Rhines
March 10, 2003, 03:23 PM
It's either a Franchi SPAS-15 or a Berdanilli something-or-other... They look very similar, especally with the stock folded. Both are huge magazine-fed 12-ga. shotguns with selectable pump/semi controls.

- Chris

PUMC_TomG
March 10, 2003, 03:42 PM
This picture was taken by a Marine friend of mine outside one of the largest jewelry stores in Thailand.

Wakal
March 10, 2003, 04:18 PM
As already said (many times), SPAS-15. It sure isn't a USAS-12, those beasts are much less...elegant...looking.

Here is a picture of my USAS-12, as set up for Open 3-Gun:

http://www.dreadnaught-industries.com/images/file/guns/USAS_race.JPG

Recoil? Not so you would notice. With max dram 1oz slugs, ten rounds on paper in well under two seconds. Easy stuff, for a 12.5 pound gas-operated shotgun.



Alex

Pawcatch
March 10, 2003, 04:23 PM
So those two guys only have ONE magazine for their shotguns?That gonna be a pretty slow reload.

Drjones
March 10, 2003, 04:33 PM
Do any of those "Sport Utility Shotguns" do full-auto?

What does a full-auto shotgun feel like?

How the heck do you control it???

:confused:

:eek:

Mute
March 10, 2003, 06:54 PM
The USAS-12 is available in full-auto or semi-auto. That is if you're not in KA. :fire:

hksw
March 10, 2003, 07:31 PM
IIRC, when Franchi submitted the SPAS 15 for CAWS, they also submitted a full auto version SPAS 16.

Bahadur
March 10, 2003, 07:38 PM
So those two guys only have ONE magazine for their shotguns?That gonna be a pretty slow reload.Well, they are wearing shotshells on their belts...

How tall are these guys? The shotgun looks HUGE on them.

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