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#6223829 - 03/14/16 11:13 PM Franchi 48 AL 12 Gauge Repair
gunfan90 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 07/27/12
Posts: 20
I am looking at getting a Franchi and the guy I am looking to buy it from is saying there is a issue that is preventing the mag tube from feeding does anyone have any idea what the issue might be exactly and a rough cost on what it would cost to fix it?


Edited by gunfan90 (03/14/16 11:15 PM)

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#6223858 - 03/15/16 12:41 AM Re: Franchi 48 AL 12 Gauge Repair [Re: gunfan90]
68A Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 2530
Loc: North Texas
Could be follower or spring. Why not take a look at it yourself?

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#6223865 - 03/15/16 02:24 AM Re: Franchi 48 AL 12 Gauge Repair [Re: gunfan90]
DH3 Offline
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Registered: 11/18/14
Posts: 465
Loc: Katy
You are going to own the hardest kicking shotgun you have ever put to your shoulder...Been there, done that. violin

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#6223929 - 03/15/16 07:18 AM Re: Franchi 48 AL 12 Gauge Repair [Re: gunfan90]
gunfan90 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 07/27/12
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Well just was curious before i bought it if it was even worth it.

I have heard it kicks hard but couldn't really pass up the deal for this one and figure if i don't like it after shooting it then I can at least fix it and trade it for something else.

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#6224410 - 03/15/16 03:30 PM Re: Franchi 48 AL 12 Gauge Repair [Re: gunfan90]
gunfan90 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 07/27/12
Posts: 20
Ok i have the gun now and the magazine follower won't go down the entire length of the magazine tube any ideas?

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#6224421 - 03/15/16 03:44 PM Re: Franchi 48 AL 12 Gauge Repair [Re: gunfan90]
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Loc: Mansfield
Might just need a good cleaning or a new follower. I've seen a gun do that when the follower was filthy. Or else you can buy a new follower for about $20.

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#6224454 - 03/15/16 04:12 PM Re: Franchi 48 AL 12 Gauge Repair [Re: gunfan90]
gunfan90 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 07/27/12
Posts: 20
Do you know where i can get the follower from? or are they universal? I have looked everywhere

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#6224468 - 03/15/16 04:26 PM Re: Franchi 48 AL 12 Gauge Repair [Re: gunfan90]
gunfan90 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 07/27/12
Posts: 20
This is the mag tube it is fairly clean but it gets hung up on the ring in there


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#6224728 - 03/15/16 06:50 PM Re: Franchi 48 AL 12 Gauge Repair [Re: gunfan90]
68A Offline
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How is the spring? I would also clean the tube anyways. Does the follower have any nicks or sharp edges on it?


Edited by 68A (03/15/16 06:51 PM)

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#6227468 - 03/17/16 09:02 PM Re: Franchi 48 AL 12 Gauge Repair [Re: gunfan90]
booradley Offline
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Registered: 01/20/11
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They are not hard kickers if the friction rings are set up right.
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