Franchi Extends Instinct L Over-and-Under Shotguns Line with Sub-Gauge Offerings

Franchi Instinct L is now available in 28 gauge and .410 bore
Franchi Instinct L is now available in 28 gauge and .410 bore
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Accokeek, MD -( A favorite among upland hunters and sport shooters, the Franchi Instinct L over-and-under shotgun line has expanded to bring sub-gauge options to sportsmen and women who prefer the challenge of taking to the field with smaller sporting arms.

The Instinct L is now available in 28 gauge and .410 bore, joining the previously released 12- and 20-gauge versions. Known for producing best-in-class shotguns with high-end fit, finish and performance, Franchi’s Instinct L is a classic over-and-under shotgun delivering unparalleled performance in the field or at the range.

“The dedicated frame for the sub-gauge Instinct L line really makes these shotguns come alive in the shooter’s hands,” Franchi Senior Product Manager Dan Rice said. “It’s light and responsive, making the hunting experience a true pleasure.”

A color case-hardened, all-steel receiver is at the heart of the Instinct L, delivering added strength for a lifetime worry-free performance. The distinctive receiver includes a tang-mounted automatic safety, which doubles as a barrel selector. Other features include a gold-plated trigger, automatic ejectors, removable chokes and a gold-engraved “Instinct L” on the receiver’s right side.

Highest-quality components and eye-catching aesthetics are not confined to the receiver of the Instinct L, which also features a Prince of Wales stock cut from A-Grade satin walnut and features cut checkering on the slim fore end and pistol grip. A traditional oil stain finish complements the grain of the wood while also protecting it from the elements.

Weighing in at only 6 pounds with an overall length of 45-1/2 inches, both the 28-gauge and .410 bore versions of the Instinct L give shooters a smooth, balanced swing on fast-moving birds and targets. Each Instinct L comes with an improved cylinder, full and modified choke, as well as a choke wrench for easy exchanges.

The Franchi Instinct L comes in a protective, custom-fitted, hard-sided case for easy transport and added protection and is backed by an industry-leading 7-year warranty.

Franchi Instinct L:

Common Specifications:

  • Gauge/Bore: 28 gauge and .410 bore.
  • Barrel length: 28 inches.
  • Chokes: IC, M and F.
  • Sights: Red fiber-optic front bead.
  • Color: Color case-hardened receiver; blued barrel.
  • Stock: A-Grade satin walnut.
  • Weight: 6 pounds.
  • Overall length: 45-1/2 inches.
  • Length of Pull: 14-1/4 inches.
  • Drop at Heel: 2 inches.
  • Drop at Comb: 1-1/2 inches.
  • MSRP: $1,699

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About Franchi USA:

Franchi is a leader in modern shotgun manufacturing techniques. With a history dating back to 1868, Franchi has perfected the art of building quality double-barrel shotguns and auto-loading shotguns. From the time of the earliest patented designs and operating systems for Franchi shotguns, the company has embraced the philosophy of providing new and innovative Franchi firearms to meet emerging needs.

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