Franchi Model AL-48 20 Gauge Semi-Auto Shotgun -

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Location (State):
California (CA)

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WINNER: g*****t
HIGH BID: $305.01
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Shipping Fee: $30.00

Auction: 11322409

Auction Type:
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Auction Start:
(September 6, 2012 11:21:11 PT)
Auction Ended:
(September 20, 2012 18:37:14 PT)

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Seller's Description

Guns For Sale - Franchi Model AL-48 -- 20 Gauge Semi-Auto Shotgun -

LSB#: 140417RA01

Make: Franchi

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.

Payment and Shipping Instructions:

UPS Insured shipping will cost $30. To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we may disassemble long guns by removing stocks when it is possible & easy and will not damage the wood or screws. We will also break down takedowns. We have had problems with rough carrier handling breaking the stocks at the wrist, and since we have begun to disassemble, we have not had any breakage. All parts will be individually wrapped. If you would prefer to not have your item disassembled, please let us know as soon as you win the bid.

Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-5).

This gun can only be shipped to an FFL, and it will be shipped from an FFL. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Please include a copy of your dealer’s license with payment. We will need CFLC numbers for CA FFL’s to ship a firearm within California. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.


Full payment on non-layaway items is required within 14 days. We accept Cashiers Checks, Money Orders, Cash and Personal Checks. No Credit Cards or electronic payments are accepted. To help us properly apply your payment, please indicate what item you have purchased when payment and/or FFL are sent. If you would like to be notified when we receive your payment, please obtain a tracking number from your carrier. We receive about 40 checks a day and do not have the staff required to email everyone when we receive checks.

CA Sales tax applies to CA buyers (7.25%).

Layaways are offered on all items, requiring a 20% non refundable down payment within 7 days of the auction’s close and the balance within 60 days. We do not require prior notice to place an item on the layaway. No returns are accepted on layaway items and the item will be considered abandoned after 60 days.

Successful Bidder Instructions:

You will be invoiced by the morning following the sale. This invoice will include totals for the sale and all instructions.

If you win an item and are not willing or able to complete the sale, you will be liable for 5% of the sale price.

Returns (less shipping) are accepted within 3 days of when the item is delivered with signature confirmation. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item.

Please leave feedback when the gun is happily received, we will leave feedback in return. If you are not satisfied, for any reason, please contact us before leaving negative or neutral feedback. (805) 285-0715 &

No gun should be fired without being examined by a competent gunsmith.

Payment Methods:

Money Orders,  Personal Checks,  Cashiers Checks,

Ships Using:
 United Parcel Service

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