Franchi AL-48, 28 gauge
Bought one of these broomsticks years ago. A very light pleasant shotgun to shoot, a double auto, so it takes some getting used to with the barrel cycling like a browning A-5, zero recoil on light loads.
Regularly we lend this shotgun out to new first time shooters down at the clay range for a nice intro to gunning. The results are most favorable.
Weighing in at around 5 1/2 # unloaded it is a first choice for long upland treks in the rough. Jokingly I kid my A-TEAMers that I dont want to load the shotgun- might make it heavy.
One warning- KEEP IT CLEAN! neglect (been there done that) will lead to
non-cycling, field stripping the shotgun is simple and cleans quickly.
Steve "HOSS" Anker
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