I’m Franchi SPAS-12 Semi-Automatic/Slide Action Shotgun with Folding Stock | Franchi spaz 12 2023
The franchi SPAS 12 is a combat shotgun manufactured by Italian firearms company Franchi from 1979 to 2000. Franchi spas 12 It is a dual-mode shotgun, adjustable for semi-automatic or pump-action operation at the push of a button in accordance with the type of ammunition being used at the time. The idea behind the dual modes is to have the weapon cycle in semi-automatic when using normal shells, while the pump-action setting is for low-pressure ammo such as beanbag or baton rounds. To switch modes, the user simply need to push down a button on the underside of the forend, then either locking the forearm forward (semi-automatic), or sliding it back towards the shooter (pump-action). A series of two guide lines engraved onto the top of the heatshield serves as the mode indicator when matched up to the rear end of the pump sleeve; the forend matched up against the front guide denotes semi-automatic mode, and pump-action for the rearward line. Several iterations of the SPAS-12 existed throughout its 21-year production run, with four different stock types (fixed, folding, removed and skeletal) and three manners of safety mechanisms, though perhaps the foldable stock version is the most well-known, either with or without the bracing hook on the buttstock. Most depictions of the SPAS-12 in video games feature the shotgun with the first-generation lever safety.
Introduced in Italy in 1979 with dual action, semi-automatic and pump mechanism. Blade front and peep rear sights, with a full length magazine tube, stamped heat shield, standard frame markings, ribbed forearm, pistol grip and folding metal stock with swiveling forearm hook. Threaded for external choke tubes with a thread protector.
Excellent, 98% original finish with some scratches and rub marks overall. Mechanically very good.