Model: Model AL – 48
Serial Number: 90418
Year of Manufacture: 1967
Caliber: 20 Gauge
Action Type: Recoil Operated Semi-Automatic Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “S.f.A.LUIGI FRANCHI – BRESCIA – MADE IN ITALY”. The barrel ring that fits over the magazine tube is marked “0” and “10”. The underside of the barrel is marked “Acciaio Cogne KMC SUPERCROMATO”, “430952” a five point star, three proof or manufacturing marks and “XXIII”. The left side of the receiver is marked “L. A. Luigi Franchi / BRESCIA MADE IN ITALY”. The underside of the receiver is marked “90418” ahead of the loading port and on the right edge of the underside several proof or manufacturing marks and “XXIII”.
Barrel Length: 28”
Choke: The bore measures .588” at the muzzle.
Sights / Optics: The shotgun is mounted with a ramped blade style front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are wood with a checkered pistol grip and fore arm. There is a split in the underside of the stock starting at the rear of the trigger guard and extending about 1 ½” rearward. The wood appears to have been varnished but has since worn. There are some minor compression and handling marks on both pieces. The butt plate is dark red checkered plastic. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the butt plate. The stocks rate in about Poor overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and there is no erosion. The muzzle crown is good.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 60% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows a gray patina The receiver is a glossy black finish over aluminum. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The Franchi AL-48 was originally produced in 1948 and continues to this day. With a stock repair this little 20 gauge semi-auto would be a nifty little dove or skeet gun. This action is the John Browning long action and is not gas operated. These shotguns are light to carry.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun is transferrable in California.
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