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    franchi hunter ,semi auto.

    Im looking to buy a franchi hunter or 520 semi auto 12g , If you have an old fella there ,collecting dust, pm please.

    If you see one in a shop , please also let me know. they are not everyones cup o'tea, by a long shot, an old jaloppy at best, but just what i need & for cropping

    ATB
    Last edited by MrYou; 22-04-2010 at 16:46.

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    Wow, a Franchi Hunter eh, thats the old "long recoil" action if memory serves. One of these was the first shotgun I ever bought when I got my ticket, I was 15 or 16 at the time. I loved that gun and never noticed the action but whenever any of my mates borrowed it they found it disconcerting the whole shebang leaping backwards! Sadly I don't have her anymore so I can't help you but thanks for the memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BwchDanas View Post
    Wow, a Franchi Hunter eh, thats the old "long recoil" action if memory serves. One of these was the first shotgun I ever bought when I got my ticket, I was 15 or 16 at the time. I loved that gun and never noticed the action but whenever any of my mates borrowed it they found it disconcerting the whole shebang leaping backwards! Sadly I don't have her anymore so I can't help you but thanks for the memory.
    Most guys remember the shoulder busin' buises better..haha hehe

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    Yeah I lusted after one in the catalogues, you could order one mail order then and pay weely from even Kays!

    Never did get one but managed to acquire a 55 vintage FN Auto Five the other year. Never noticed the bruises but do notice it's a heavy lump.

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    If I'm honest, even allowing for rose tinted memory glasses, I only remember my Franchi as being very soft on the shoulder. I regularly use 2&3/4" Max carts and for the foxes that was the heaviest BBs it was proofed for. Even with everyday game caerts I never had any misfeeds either. A few times when vermin controlling the *****hawks I even had 3 birds dead in the air, so it couldn't have been that hard on me. I only got rid when I bought my 686 Essential, I couldn't afford it without chopping in the Franchi, and it remains to this day the only gun I've parted with.

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    Sorry for hijacking your post with my ramblings MrYou, hope you find one soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BwchDanas View Post
    Sorry for hijacking your post with my ramblings MrYou, hope you find one soon.
    nice to read a good tale, wish i had one now, my ol'gal never missed a beat , i suppose 20 odd years took its toll, & 50,000+ carts later..oh well

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    Try the browning Auto Five then. The Franchi was based on it and the A5's just seem to go .................... and on! if you were nearer you could try mine out.

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    Hi,

    I've just joined this site and notice you wanted a Franchi Hunter - do you still want one as I have one for sale and in reasonable condition, its not been used
    for a while as I purchased it from someone selling multiple guns and it was part of the deal.
    Let me know if you are interested.

    Mr Gun

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    I had one for years, a really good semi, it killed a lot of foxes. Then some swine broke into the house and stole it!! It's got fox teeth marks on the stock by the way!!

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