Sound like a Benelli or Beretta. In fact that's mainly what Franchi's are, because they are owned by Beretta.
I like Franchi's. They uses to represent an inexpensive affordable great quality Italian made shotgun, be it an autoloader or O/U. Today they are still the same quality as ever, just much more expensive.
I own a field grade Franchi Alcione O/U, it fits me great and I shoot it well. I wouldn't call it the best O/U out there, but for the money it's a good value and great gun. Plus it's also interchangeable with 20 gauge barrels if I choose to buy a 20 gauge set. Doesn't require any gunsmithing to do so, it's just a drop-in feature. I also like that it uses a mechanically set and operated trigger as opposed to a recoil set trigger used on most other double guns. Meaning that if you have a dud shell in the top barrel you can quickly fire the bottom barrel without having to tap the butt stock on the ground first. I had used it mainly as an upland bird gun, but I now only use it for breaking clays. For hunting I prefere mainly my Remington 11-87 autoloader, and sometimes my 870 Express pump in the field.
To “GRUNT” or Not to “GRUNT” that is the question. Like all things pertaining to whitetail deer all hunters have their own way of hunting them. As a Call Maker of course I want everybody to own one and buy one from me, as a Guide I just want you to have one to up your chances of stopping that big old whitetail. I know that lots of you would think that this is a tool you wouldn’t even think about going into the woods without.One year at my lodge we had 12 hunters show up and I asked them if they...