Franchi (firearms)

Luigi Franchi S.p.A. (Italian pronunciation: [luˈiːdʒi ˈfraŋki]) is an Italian manufacturer of firearms, a division of Beretta Holding.

Franchi S.p.A.
Firearms manufacturer
FounderLuigi Franchi
ProductsShotguns, rifles
ParentBeretta Holding 

Franchi products include the military SPAS-12 and SPAS-15 and the sporting-type long-recoil action AL-48. Franchi manufactures over and under, and semi-automatic shotguns.

Franchi remained a family business since its founding until 1987, when it was acquired by the industrial conglomerate Socimi, based in Milan; with the bankruptcy of Socimi in 1993, Franchi was acquired by Beretta Holding which is the current owner.


Submachine guns


  • Franchi LF-58 - .30 Carbine assault rifle.
  • Franchi LF-59 - 7.62×51mm NATO battle rifle.
  • Franchi mod. 641 - 5.56×45mm NATO assault rifle
  • Franchi 'Centennial' - .22LR rifle. Made in 1968 only to commemorate their 100-year anniversary.
  • Franchi Para - .22LR Rifle - 8000 made, 3000 of which imported to the US by FIE


Franchi Instinct L and SL

  • Franchi Affinity
  • Franchi Alcione
  • Franchi LAW-12
  • Franchi SAS-12
  • Franchi 500


  • RF 83 - Inexpensive service revolver chambered in .38 Special

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