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Old February 1, 2010, 08:01 PM   #1
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Franchi O/U ALCIONE ?

I have a friend who wants to sell me a Franchi O/U ALCIONE, dont know if its the SP or SX right now but will know more tomorrow. He wants $1k and said that his Dad won it and sold it to him for $1k and just wants his money back as he needs it right now. I am hoping that he brings it in tomorrow for me to see and I am hoping that it is the SP as it would be a GREAT deal. What do you fine folks think? To be honest I know nothing about a Franchi or what they are worth but have looked them up in the gun blue book.
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Old February 1, 2010, 10:41 PM   #2
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Sorry to bump so quickly but would love some input before I see this shotgun maybe tomorrow, pros/cons? Price?
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Old February 1, 2010, 10:48 PM   #3
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Here's a review - I have no personal knowledge:

http://www.gunsreview.com/shotguns/franchi/alcione.html
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Old February 2, 2010, 05:57 AM   #4
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Search for Alcione on Gunbroker. $1000.00 seems about right.
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Old February 2, 2010, 10:47 AM   #5
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I will post pics today if the owner of it is able to bring it around today.
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Old February 2, 2010, 07:05 PM   #6
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He didnt show up today, bummer... Anyone out there owe one of these? I do have one question please, if the blue book shows that it is worth $2000, what is real world value?
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Old February 2, 2010, 07:47 PM   #7
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The "real world" value is whatever the market will pay. Look at closed auctions on the various sites to see what they have been going for. Different regions will hold differing values for different guns
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Old February 3, 2010, 08:35 PM   #8
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Alcione

I've had an alcione field for about 4 years. I shoot sporting clays and hunt ducks with it. I really like it. I had one problem. The left panel on the stock cracked, problably because the stock bolt was loose, I repaired the stock with some ring groove nails and expoxy. No other problems. I'd buy this gun again!
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