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.
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