Object Title

Centrefire self-loading shotgun - Franchi SPAS-12

Centrefire self-loading shotgun - Franchi SPAS-12

Date

about 1971

Object Number

PR.8

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005.

Physical Description

Barrel with muzzle extension and tall, fixed blade foresight. Tube magazine running underneath and parallel to the barrel. Heavily perforated fore-end with a large polymer slide , the release buttons at the front end of the receiver. Ejection port on the right side, with a handle protruding from the bolt carrier for operation in self-loading. Manual safety lever on the front part of the trigger guard. Pistol grip with polymer plates extending up to the back of the receiver. Folding buttstock of square profile, with some perforations at the back end and featuring a detachable hook rest. Receiver and barrel are blued, the rest parkerised.

Techniques

Manufactured

Dimensions

OverallLength1130 mm
OverallWeight4.45 kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number AA05140

Calibre

12 bore

Inscriptions and Marks

Model and manufacturer
S.P.A.S. 12 - L.FRANCHI S.P.A. - BRESCIA MADE IN ITALY
Right side of receiver
Stamped