Franchi Centennial Takedown 'Gallery' .22 Long Rifle Semi Auto Rifle - 1968

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Location (State):
California (CA)

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12 Years 9 Months
WINNER: B***************y
HIGH BID: $250.01
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Shipping Fee: $30.00

Auction: 11381029

Auction Type:
Penny Auctions Basic
NRA Grade:
Very Good
Current High Bidder:
79 Bids ($0.01 starting bid)
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Auction Start:
(October 4, 2012 13:08:21 PT)
Auction Ended:
(October 18, 2012 18:13:23 PT)

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Seller's Description

Guns For Sale - Franchi Centennial Takedown -- 'Gallery' .22 Long Rifle Semi Auto Rifle - 1968

LSB#: 120815CB06

Make: Luigi Franchi

Model: Centennial Model Gallery, Takedown Lightweight

Serial Number: 1-009774

Year of Manufacture: 1968

Caliber: .22 Long Rifle Only

Action Type: Semi - Automatic Rifle

Markings: Under the barrel it is marked “1-009774”. The left side of the barrel is marked “S.P.A. LUIGI FRANCHI – BRESCIA-MADE IN ITALY - .22 LONG RIFLE ONLY”. The right side of the barrel has proof stamps. The right side of the receiver is marked with the Franchi 100th anniversary badge. The left side of the receiver is marked “FRANCHI / MADE IN ITALY”

Barrel Length: 21”

Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a raised front sight post with a bead in a dovetail slot. There is no rear sight. There is a tapped hole with a screw for a rear sight, the mounting hole has not been filled.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are smooth wood with checkering. The forend has checkering on the bottom and is a beveled for grip. There are some light handling marks with one scratch through the finish on the right side. The buttstock has a few compression marks and scratches. Most are on the left side of the buttstock. The LOP measures 13 3/4” from the trigger to the back of the buttstock. The stocks rate in about Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Factory Original

Bore Condition: The bore is dull and the rifling is sharp. There is some fouling / frosting in the barrel. A good cleaning could remedy this.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 80% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows wear and scratching near the edges and ejection port, common with use. These marks do not have erosion. The scratches in the flat surface of the receiver have not penetrated through the finish. the gun was defintiely used and enjoyed, but not abused. The Screw heads are Sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. This rifle is lighweight, 4 3/4lbs, and is a takedown.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: This is a really nice .22 rifle. The rifle shoulders well for an adult and should still be within reach for a young shooter. This is the gallery Centennial rifle model and was only produced for one year. This is a great rifle for a collector or as a shooter. There is scope rail cut into the top of the receiver. So buy a scope and hit the range or go small game hunting rifle.

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle is transferable 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 accepted for material misrepresentation, non disclosed flaws, overrepresentation & damage in shipping. Sometimes we miss, overlook or confuse things and we promise to make it right as best we can when we do. It is our goal to resolve return issues to keep all parties satisfied with their dealings (look at our feedback). Our return policy is not designed for folks who have just changed their mind or who did not fully read the description. 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. Thank You!

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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Questions for Users
    Q:  Is this gun a takedown model? It looks like the barrel can be removed by turning the large grooved nut at the end of the fore arm. 10/04/2012
        A:  Thank you for your question. Yes, this is a takedown. Thanks.Lew. 10/05/2012

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