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Franchi 48


The Franchi 48-AL is available in a variety of calibers including: 12 gauge, 20 gauge, and 28 gauge. The 48-AL is best known to be one of the lightest semi-automatic shotguns available. What makes the Franchi 48-AL ideal for hunting is its light weight and classic semi-automatic action developed by John M. Browning. J. M. Browning’s long recoil design doesn’t utilize gas and greatly reduces recoil felt. Instead, under recoil, the barrel moves back the entire length of the shell while ejecting, upon returning another shell is sheathed and ready to fire. The long recoil action was the first ever semi-automatic design in shotguns. Shooters agree, the Franchi 48-AL is a nostalgic Italian Rinascità with modern comfort.