I-12 Limited

The Franchi I-12 Limited is a semi-automatic shotgun chambered in 12 gauge. Since 1868, Franchi has been designing and manufacturing double-barreled and semi-automatic shotguns for sportsmen. The I-12’s top-of-the-line model, the Limited, differs from other I-12’s in that it has custom touches like an engraved nickel receiver with gold inlays and a beautiful hand-rubbed, oil finished walnut stock.

The Limited uses the Inertia Driven System for its action where the bolt is basically fixed when the firing pin punches forward and strikes the primer. The primer sends a charge into the gunpowder and it explodes and releases gases that propel the shot through the barrel. Once the shot and gas exit, a backwards force drives through the gun. When the force reaches the bolt housing, the bolt is then driven back until the inertia spring catches and sends it forward. This system replaces systems that other semi-autos use where gas or the initial explosion drive the bolt back. And, since the gases can’t seep through into the chamber there won’t be any carbon-build up.

The Limited also features a Twin Shock Absorber (TSA) recoil pad that deeply compresses with the recoil, soaking up the kick and spreading recoil energy over a wider area of the shooter’s shoulder.

Franchi recommends the I-12 Limited for Upland Field hunting.

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