Gun Report

Franchi Model 48 AL 20 Gauge No. 40205

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Patterned after the reliable Browning A-5 semi-automatic with its recoil-operated system, this copy just didn’t live up to the expectations of our testers.

Franchi Model 48 AL 20 Gauge No. 40205

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Action Type
Chamber Length
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Receiver Material
Rib Width
Stock Material
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
Trigger Pull Weight Bottom
Trigger Pull Weight Top

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Based on the design of the recoil-operating system of the Browning A-5, the shotgun’s shell-handling ability proved to be a poor imitation, with numerous failures encountered by our test group.
A silver trigger and bolt handle are the only contrast in the plain appearance of the low-end shotgun.
The silver bead atop a standard quarter-inch rib was rated as just an average sighting plane by our shooters

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