View Full Version : Franchi 20 ga. worth that much?

SW 586
December 22, 2000, 09:15 PM
About 10 yrs. ago I bought a mod. 48/AL semi-auto, new, for $250. Over the past few months, I have seen more than one of these for sale in the classifieds of my local newspaper at an asking price of $400-$450...USED!
Now granted, it is a sweet shooting little gun, easy on the eyes, and a joy to carry in the field (extremely light). But are these guys overly proud of their shootin' irons or has the value of this gun increased that much?
I just can't see it. Appreciate your input.

Bam Bam
December 22, 2000, 10:08 PM
Do you have a way to check the price, new? From my own limited experience the Franchi is the most sweet-shooting 20 ga around. Surf GunsAmerica or GunBroker to get a better idea of market prices.

December 24, 2000, 09:07 AM
The one I had functioned fine but shot very low and I'm one that likes to see at least part of his target (clays) when shooting. Rather than have the barrel bent it went down the road to a guy who likes to cover his targets.