Franchi .22 semi-auto? Any opinions?


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QuarterBoreGunner
May 13, 2003, 03:54 PM
Saw this over on AuctionArms.com:

http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?ItemNum=4292370

Looks like a neat little Browning .22 clone, anyone familiar with this thing? I know understand Franchi makes pretty good shotguns, but I've never seen one of these before.

Any opinions?

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Bottom Gun
May 13, 2003, 05:38 PM
I have one. It's a very nice rifle. It fits well, has excellent sights and shoots accurately. The checkering is superb and it feels like a quality rifle.
It's also easy to take apart for cleaning. I've never had a malfunction with it and have run a variety of ammo through it.

The trigger is a little on the stiff side, but one of these days I'm going to see if I can improve it.

I was surprised to discover it doesn't have a butt plate. The stock has some grooves carved in the end, but no butt plate.

Overall, I'm pleased with it. It's a high quality rifle and a definite keeper. They are, however, a bit pricey since they were only made for one year and there aren't very many of them out there. In fact I've never seen one besides this one.

I bought this one to replace the Browning take down rifle I sold. I like this Franchi much better.
It's not a Browning clone, by the way. It's a totally different design.

Would I buy another? Definitely.

QuarterBoreGunner
May 13, 2003, 05:46 PM
BottomGun- thanks alot! This is the feed back I was looking for. The front sight looks like it's hooded and I like that.

Ok so it's not a Browning clone. The pictures on the auction site arn't that clear.

Thanks again

Bottom Gun
May 13, 2003, 06:05 PM
QuarterBoreGunner,

You're quite welcome. I don't think you'll be disappointed if you decide to give it a try.
It's a class act.

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