The Franchi I-12 Limited auto-loader shotgun represents the pinnacle of the gunmaker’s art. Reliable and distinctive, the Franchi I-12 Limited incorporates all of the good looks, lightweight characteristics, and fast-handling features that Franchi shotguns are known for, along with the absolute reliability of the Inertia® Driven operating system.
The Franchi I-12 Limited effortlessly combines art and function. The upland field gun has a satin-nickel receiver, strikingly accented with inlaid gold game birds. The metalwork is complemented by a stock cut from AA-grade walnut that has been hand rubbed for a traditional oil finish. Cut-checkering on the pistol grip and fore-end create an attractive and positive gripping surface. The I-12 Limited is slender and perfectly balanced, and, like all Franchi shotguns, it is lightweight, at close to 7-1/2 pounds.
The Franchi I-12 Standard model shares the slender profile of the I-12 Limited, for comfortable, quick handling. Both models tame recoil with the Twin Shock Absorber™ (TSA) system, a two-part recoil pad with a special gel insert. The pad soaks up recoil energy and spreads the kick over the widest area possible. With TSA, felt recoil is reduced by as much as 44 percent.
Whether you choose the Franchi I-12 Limited or the I-12 Standard, you’ll own a lightweight upland field gun that’s thoroughly reliable and comfortable to shoot.