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Franchi is a leader in modern firearm manufacturing techniques, and has perfected the art of building double-barrel and auto-loader shotguns. The skill and craftsmanship that are the hallmarks of Franchi guns date back to 1868, when Franchi began manufacturing firearms in Brescia, in Italy’s industrial heartland.

The company has historically assumed a major role in the gunmaking industry in perfecting innovative product lines through the use of new materials, cutting-edge technology and innovative manufacturing methods. Franchi has embraced this concept from the time of its earliest patented designs and operating systems.

The commitment to innovation has most recently resulted in the creation of unique, multi-barreled sets of over & under shotguns, and an amazingly simple, reliable, gas-operated auto-loader. The law of inertia has been harnessed in the Inertia Driven® System, making Franchi semi-auto shotguns the fastest, simplest, and most reliable.

More than 60 years ago, Franchi began manufacturing the long-recoil 48 AL, hailed as an innovation in shotgun technology, and the ultimate refinement of long-recoil autoloaders. The next development was in the direction of gas-operated semi-autos, and the current modernization trend includes the incorporation of the Inertia Driven® system to drive the latest generation of Franchi semi-automatic shotguns.

Franchi shotguns are quality firearms that meet today’s demanding standards without compromising the original ideas and concepts that make Franchi firearms unique. Combining cutting‑edge modern manufacturing methods and technology with Old-World gun craftsmanship, has enabled Franchi to create sets of shotguns that are amazingly simple, yet absolutely reliable.