View Full Version : Franchi Spas 15
October 30, 1999, 05:11 PM
This is a paramilitary type weapon that looks similar to an AR 15. It has a folding stock, carrying handle and is clip fed. It is semi-automatic with a pump in case of jams or when using low powered ammo (just like the Spas 12).
Was this sold in the States? I have seen it in Argentina and Italy but can find no record of it on the net. Would like to find one as I would like to acquire one.
October 30, 1999, 10:23 PM
Yes they sold the Spas 15 here. post an ad on the bowers board in the nfa and non-nfa sections or maybe someone already has one for sale click the link to go to the board WWW.subguns.com (http://WWW.subguns.com) :) good luck G.R.
[This message has been edited by Glock Raider (edited October 31, 1999).]
October 30, 1999, 11:18 PM
run a seach on the shotgun forum or expand the view to 20 days
i posted a link to the best SPAS place on the web
October 30, 1999, 11:56 PM
Speaking of Chris' SPAS Page, Chris just updated it with some new SPAS15 information. http://chris.cc/spas12.htm
November 1, 1999, 07:51 AM
Yes the Franchi SPAS 15 was sold in the US, but only 120 to 180 were imported. I think they’ve been banned from further import (1996) so prices have rocketed since then.
You can still buy them here in the UK with a 24” barrel.
Check out Chris Cooney’s site (above) for SPAS 15 information including a user’s manual I scanned recently. Also take a look at some SPAS 15 reviews (from UK magazines) on my site at http://homes.acmecity.com/rosie/showtunes/284/spas15.html . For some reason it only works with Internet Explorer (not Netscape) and I haven’t got time to fix it. If you need the scans just email me.
Prices in the US start around $4000.
Check out some cool photos of the SPAS 15 with a sound suppressor at :
Also keep checking with www.gunsamerica.com (http://www.gunsamerica.com) for SPAS 15’s for sale.
November 1, 1999, 09:06 PM
A very good friend of mine acquired one last year. Believe it or not he used it pheasant hunting! The only problem I can see is he cannot find parts for it. It is cool though. I could ask him about selling it, but more than likely if you don't have a really cool trade he won't part with it.
November 2, 1999, 09:55 AM
the problem with using a SPAS 15 for pheasants, is the need to bring along a Jack Russel terrier.
One look at that gun and the birds go to ground in the nearest woodchuck hole!
November 2, 1999, 10:56 PM
He may take it again this year. I will have to get a picture and post it. I laughed til I cried. He just filled the sky with lead.
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