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June 3, 2005, 04:21 AM
I am Portuguese and a loving one of shotgun Luigi Franchi and have a SxS, the 1951, cal 12, fine model - Imperial Montecarlo Extra.

I have come to try (without success) to find a catalogue of years 40/50, where some of these models with photos and its characteristics consist techniques. I do not obtain to find nor a catalogue nor one any book that has some history edited on these shotguns.

Somebody in the forum can help me?

June 3, 2005, 06:43 AM
Please... help me... :o :o

June 4, 2005, 07:28 AM
I am a coleccionador of fine guns of hunting (www.armasdeluxo.blogs.sapo.pt and others) and have an Imperial Monte Carlo Extra of 1951 muy pretty and valuable.

For each shotgun of the colection taste to have the respective one I catalogue, books with the history of the mark and others with photos of the some manufactured models, its caracteristicas techniques...

In some marks I have these documents (Lebeau Courally, Aug. Francotte, Purdey, H&H, Ideal, Browning, Beretta, Charles Daly, V. Sarasqueta.....), but I do not obtain to get of the Franchi, situation that leaves me very admired, therefore it was and it is a mark with the great history and has weapons of great quality.

I do not understand... the Ideal and the V. Sarasqueta whose it manufactures already had closed has many years, still catalogues of its shotgun and its history are obtained.

Already I asked for รก mark Beretta and they do not have this catalogue nor indicate any book that has its history? I am in several forums, Espanholes, Italians, English, Americans... and also I do not obtain nothing? also I tried next to encyclopedias of armis/shotguns/escupetas/fusils... and nothing? already I tried tiendas web of collecionadores... and nothing?

It had hope that in this forum shotgun to this bought in years 40/50 would go to obtain somebody could have one and that had also one catalogues of this time that me could authorize a copy... to vender... or to give to me to tracks I to obtain to get this documentation... go to continue to try and who knows! perhaps it finds this "soul" lost that help me - I have hope...

If somebody in the forum to be able to help me I am very grateful.

I have others two things that also I search has much time without success... that they are shields of anagrams of Victor Sarasqueta and Luigi Franchi to place in respective maletins of leather. Of the V. Sarasqueta already I asked for to the current owner of the mark, Armas Parkemy, and am has wait of a reply for briefing. Of Luigi Franchi also I do not obtain... is a disillusion... and I have penalty that so sanctioned mark it so fast loses its roots and references.

Thank you and I am has wait of a surprise of the members of this forum

June 22, 2005, 04:12 AM
Please... help me... :o :o

Jim Watson
June 22, 2005, 12:23 PM
I am sorry, Luis, but the Franchi double barrelled shotguns have never been popular in the USA. I have never seen one. Only a picture in the Stoeger Shooter's Bible catalog.