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Old May 17, 2011, 02:32 PM   #1
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What ever happened to the Franchi SPAS models?

My question is in the title. What ever happened to the Franchi SPAS 12/15s? I never see one any more. I had the opportunity to buy one back in 2000 for 850$ and i didnt jump on it. Now I really wish i would have. Im assuming they dont make those models anymore because they aren't listed on http://www.franchiusa.com/. I guess they are gone, but are they forgotten?
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Old May 17, 2011, 02:55 PM   #2
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They were blocked from further importation into the US
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Old May 17, 2011, 02:58 PM   #3
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I forget the exact term but it was along the lines of "no useful sporting use" so atf stopped importing them.
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Old May 17, 2011, 03:51 PM   #4
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Oh well that explains it. They were awfully heavy but now I am hard pressed to find a shotgun that is nearly as badass looking as the SPAS-12.

*Kicks self once again for not buying that one for $850 back in 2000*
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Old May 18, 2011, 08:10 AM   #5
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Saiga 12... Oh yeah the ATF is a bout to stop that too
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Old May 18, 2011, 08:17 AM   #6
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Kicks self once again for not buying that one for $850 back in 2000
I have many a 20-20 hindsight on guns over the years, like the ability to buy a real Steyr AUG for $450 new, and not doing it, along with many others..........damn butt is still sore from kicking myself over all of those opportunities...
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