Franchi I-12 Upland Hunter

An affordable, new, lightweight auto-loader shotgun called the I-12 Upland Hunter joins the Franchi shotgun family. Combining tradition with technology, and maintaining the best features of Franchi’s previous auto-loading shotguns, the I-12 Upland Hunter marks the beginning of an innovative line of light, fast, reliable auto-loaders designed specifically for upland bird hunters.
MSRP: 
1100
Date of Design (year): 
2008
Length (mm): 
1193.8
Barrel Length (mm): 
660.4
Weight Empty (kg): 
2.85
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An affordable, new, lightweight auto-loader shotgun called the I-12 Upland Hunter joins the Franchi shotgun family. Combining tradition with technology, and maintaining the best features of Franchi’s previous auto-loading shotguns, the I-12 Upland Hunter marks the beginning of an innovative line of light, fast, reliable auto-loaders designed specifically for upland bird hunters.

The new Franchi I-12 Upland Hunter is the first of its kind among upland field guns. The single barrel model is Inertia Driven® and it embodies the feel of a 20-gauge, but provides the punch of a 12-gauge shotgun. This has been accomplished by slimming down the dimensions of the laser-checkered stock and removing excess metal from the barrel and receiver. The fore-end has been trimmed to the dimensions of many 20-gauge models for quicker, more comfortable handling. The Upland Hunter’s slim pistol grip features laser-cut checkering for an attractive gripping surface.

Weighing in at 6.3 pounds, the I-12 Upland Hunter is built around a lightweight, aluminum-alloy receiver strengthened with steel inserts that allow for a solid, steel-to-steel lock up. The 26-inch barrel sports a ventilated rib and your choice of five choke tubes.

The A-grade walnut stock is oil finished to complement and enhance the wood’s beautiful grain pattern. The patented Twin Shock-Absorber™ recoil-reducing system diminishes felt recoil up to 44 percent, making the I-12 Upland Hunter an absolute pleasure to shoot.

Franchi I-12 Upland Hunter Variants (1)

Franchi I-12 LimitedFranchi I-12 Limited

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.

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5 years 45 weeks ago, 6:15 PM

Dr wrink

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Gone Hunting

Good hunting gun.

3 years 22 weeks ago, 8:13 PM

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FRANCHI 12

Nice duck hunting gun.

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Franchi I-12 Upland Hunter Info

Category:
Shotguns
Manufacturer:
Franchi S.p.A.
Action:
Pump
Caliber:
12 GA
Barrel Length:
26in

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