Dating a franchi shotgun
One of the best sellers is the Alcione, a model that has been made by Franchi for many years, but which, thanks to Beretta’s influence, has seen a number of worthwhile design changes.That said, it is still remarkably similar to the models that were made in the 70s.More than 60 years ago, Franchi began manufacturing the long-recoil 48 AL, hailed as an innovation in shotgun technology, and the ultimate refinement of long-recoil autoloaders.The next development was in the direction of gas-operated semi-autos, and the current modernization trend includes the incorporation of the Inertia Driven® system to drive the latest generation of Franchi semi-automatic shotguns.As you will note from the pictures the reciever serial number is 1141821 dating it from 1948, both barrles are marked Y1141821.This is highly unususal, I have never seen one like this.
Being at the lower end of the price range, the Alcione rarely had what could be called pretty wood, but this has changed totally.
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