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Can you identify this weapon?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PUMC_TomG, Mar 10, 2003.

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  1. PUMC_TomG

    PUMC_TomG Member

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    '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.

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  2. PUMC_TomG

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    And when I say AR type receiver, I mean in looks alone.... it's way too long and too pretty to be an AR.
     
  3. PUMC_TomG

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    n/m... it's a Franchi SPAS-15 :banghead:
     
  4. Med 10

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    Come on! I'm sure one of yall know what this is!

    Anyone?
     
  5. chadintex

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    USAS 12
     
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    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...
     
  7. Blackhawk

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    Where was the photo taken?
     
  8. Pawcatch

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    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.
     
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    Definitely a SPAS-15.
     
  12. chadintex

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    Looks that way;)
     
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    That shot diverter choke is all Franchi. Got one on my SPAS 12 and HK 512. Throws out the pattern in an oval shape.
     
  14. Chris Rhines

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    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
     
  15. PUMC_TomG

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    This picture was taken by a Marine friend of mine outside one of the largest jewelry stores in Thailand.
     
  16. Wakal

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    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
     
  17. Pawcatch

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    So those two guys only have ONE magazine for their shotguns?That gonna be a pretty slow reload.
     
  18. Drjones

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    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:
     
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    The USAS-12 is available in full-auto or semi-auto. That is if you're not in KA. :fire:
     
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    IIRC, when Franchi submitted the SPAS 15 for CAWS, they also submitted a full auto version SPAS 16.
     
  21. Bahadur

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    Well, they are wearing shotshells on their belts...

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