FRANCHI Luigi S.A. (BS) Italy
SERIAL N°: 1063 – Mod.: Over & Under Boss Type
BORE: 12 (0,736 – 0,732)
BARRELS lenght and weight: 28,35 in – 3,109 lb
1st BARREL CHOKE: light full
2nd BARREL CHOKE: full
CHAMBER: 2,756 in
STOCK LENGTH: 14,76 in (right hand)
WEIGHT: 7,628 lb
MANUFACTURE YEAR: 1943, ultimated in 1944.
NOTES: demibloc barrels, single trigger, ejectors, grade 4 walnut English stock semi-glossy finish, K5 engraving, locks and ejectors Boss-type.
It was built in very few specimens and for a short time. It seems that the ejectors, different from the Boss ones, had malfunctioning. Anyway the Franchi’s willing to build such a complex machine in the 30s is praiseworthy.
At that time it was expensive as an Imperiale Montecarlo.