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Old 09-07-2009, 12:11 PM
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Good morning, folks, I'd like to pick your brains with a teaser!

My father-in-law needs an ID on his Franchi sporting clay gun. It's at least 19 years old, which puts it outside the current Franchi USA/Benelli/Browning? catalog and serial number records.

It's a break-action 12-Ga. O/U with 30" vent-ribbed barrels marked "S.p.A. LUIGI FRANCHI BRESCIA Made in Italy Field". Pics are below, feel free to PM me, or fire away with any questions you may have, and thanks!

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Old 09-07-2009, 12:23 PM
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No clue, but that sure is a good looking gun............
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:20 PM
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Looks to me you have a Aristocrat Field. 12ga. 30in barrels. Came in various chokes, vent,rib auto ejectors, boxlock, selective single trigger, checkered pistol grip stock. Mfg. 1960-69. If gun is 95% it's worth about 450.00. Hope this helps. Brescia is a town in Italy. They have been using this marking for 50years.
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Yep its an Aristocrat Field but its a higher grade or had some extra engraving work done on it.
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Thanks, guys! Out of curiosity, what features clue you in to the model? Any way to track these serial numbers on a gun of this vintage?

BTW, we don't know that there was any extra engraving on this one, any pics of a "plain" one?

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Mainly the style of the gun it looks a little bulkier than the newer models. I would just call franchi they should be able to tell you exactly what it was and if the engraving was factory. Look it up on google there is a picture of a plain one. i cant remember the website.
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There should be more proof marks and choke markings further up the barrel.

The proof marks will tell you something about the date it was made.

You should find a number "18.?" which will be the actual bore in millimeters, and then another number less than that, such as "14". That is the choke in millimeters.

I think that the engraving is factory. The motifs are pretty standard for Italian guns.

Apparently there are several grades of Aristocrat. Here is a list describing the features but no photos.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/Every...il.aspx?id=732
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