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Posted: 2/12/2006 5:48:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/12/2006 5:56:02 PM EDT by shop_rat45]


If you don't know, it's a Franchi SPAS 12. I've wanted one for quite a while, but I could never find one with the features I wanted without a way over market price. This one met all the criteria, so I nabbed it!! Since they've been banned from import, this is more of an investment gun than anything else (besides the WOW factor ) So, anything new in your collection?

Kris

EDIT: My speeling suxs
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:51:10 PM EDT
Sweet. I was thinking of getting one also. What does it weigh? They look kinda heavy.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:52:39 PM EDT
Wow! That's just like the one made by Franchi!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:53:57 PM EDT
WW!

no....nothing new
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:54:38 PM EDT
Is that the French version?
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:57:08 PM EDT
It came with its own coat hanger.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:57:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nationwide:
Wow! That's just like the one made by Franchi!



Yep it's almost an exact copy. Mine even says Franchi on it. Yep, I'm sofa king we todd did
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:57:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/12/2006 5:58:29 PM EDT by shop_rat45]

Originally Posted By SWS:
It came with its own coat hanger.



What do you think sold me on it.

You have a trunk gun, I have a closet gun. (no, it's not "in the closet" )
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:57:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:
So, anything new in your collection?



Just bought enough lowers to go with all of my uppers.

Now I need another safe.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:58:07 PM EDT
Let's see a velociraptor range report

Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:59:39 PM EDT
Sweet.

What is that curved part for anyways?
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 5:59:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:

Originally Posted By nationwide:
Wow! That's just like the one made by Franchi!



Yep it's almost an exact copy. Mine even says Franchi on it. Yep, I'm sofa king we todd did



Hey... when you can't get a Phased Plasma Rifle in the 40 watt range, nothing else will do!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 6:01:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By drewucf:
Sweet.

What is that curved part for anyways?



With the stock extended, you place the hook under your forearm. This allows you to shoot it one handed while hiding behind a riot shield or such. Kinda cool purpose built feature, but the gun is a bit heavy for that. (either that or I'm a pu$$y)
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 6:02:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By drewucf:
Sweet.

What is that curved part for anyways?



Firing one-handed on the movie sets, IIRC.

Link Posted: 2/12/2006 6:07:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By drewucf:
Sweet.

What is that curved part for anyways?



Sharpen it up and use it for fishing.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 6:08:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CZ75_9MM:

Originally Posted By drewucf:
Sweet.

What is that curved part for anyways?



Sharpen it up and use it for fishing.



Now that would be a big fish!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 6:09:01 PM EDT
Connor, Sarah Connor.

G
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 6:09:07 PM EDT
Congrats!

I almost bought one with the same stock about 12 years ago at a gun show. The governator used one in the first Terminator film. "That's Italian...you can go pump, or auto."

Nothing new for me in the past few months. I'm going to buy a 1911 (my first!) from the Colt custom shop very soon, I hope.

Scott
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 6:34:22 PM EDT
Very nice!! I want one...



For me, this is the only new one in the collection...cost me $100. Ported 4" Rossi .357. I'm waiting for other stuff to come in though...

Link Posted: 2/12/2006 6:37:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 6:43:51 PM EDT
Thats not a shotgun, thats a farking anti aircraft gun.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 6:53:10 PM EDT
Are you going raptor hunting?
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 6:56:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JB_Metal:
Very nice!! I want one...



For me, this is the only new one in the collection...cost me $100. Ported 4" Rossi .357. I'm waiting for other stuff to come in though...

i8.photobucket.com/albums/a20/joshuasb/4-000_0180.jpg



That was a steal.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 6:59:34 PM EDT
this had less buttons and levers
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:00:05 PM EDT
I had one of those when they first came out and was very disappointed. It just was not reliable so I got rid of it at a gunshow.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:03:20 PM EDT
Merry Christmas.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:04:03 PM EDT
Very cool addition; I have one and love it. Very reliable for me, and always gets asked about when I take it to the range.

Looks like the older "lever-stlye" safety on it? There was a recall on them for ADs, but I've never had it occur - I just use the quick safety in front of the trigger.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:04:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tripledouble:
Merry Christmas.



No, happy Valentines day.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:05:33 PM EDT
What did it cost you?
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:06:02 PM EDT
I just bought a Kimber Ultra CDP.

Someday I'll get a SPAS 12 if I can ever find one. I haven't seen one in person for years.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:08:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By StrykerDawn:
Very cool addition; I have one and love it. Very reliable for me, and always gets asked about when I take it to the range.

Looks like the older "lever-stlye" safety on it? There was a recall on them for ADs, but I've never had it occur - I just use the quick safety in front of the trigger.



Yep. I already knew about that. What's a safety for anyways? The guy that runs www.spas12.com said that the lever safeties can be converted. I'm trying to pry the info out of him right now.

Kris
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:09:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjrowley:
What did it cost you?



$1050
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:15:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:

Yep. I already knew about that. What's a safety for anyways? The guy that runs www.spas12.com said that the lever safeties can be converted. I'm trying to pry the info out of him right now.

Kris



Exactly the website I was getting ready to add; If you wouldn't mind - could you let me know if you get a decent response from him? It's never been an issue, but would be interested in how complex it is.

From experience; take some advil if you plan on shooting it for any length of time - The steel stock and a 100 or so slugs leave a cool bruise
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:21:51 PM EDT
Does that need a Stamp?
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:22:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JB_Metal:
Very nice!! I want one...



For me, this is the only new one in the collection...cost me $100. Ported 4" Rossi .357. I'm waiting for other stuff to come in though...

i8.photobucket.com/albums/a20/joshuasb/4-000_0180.jpg


I hate you.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:27:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:

Originally Posted By tripledouble:
Merry Christmas.



No, happy Valentines day.


I guess you can work on your Austrian accent.

"Did somebody call shotgun?" or "Back in Austria, we had a saying... die or be terminated."
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:29:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Does that need a Stamp?



Nope - No stamp needed.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:30:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:


$1050




Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:54:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 762minigun2:

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:


$1050







Is that a good or a bad ?
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:57:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:

Originally Posted By 762minigun2:

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:


$1050







Is that a good or a bad ?



around 1K seems reasonable
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:59:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:
i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/shop_rat45/SPAS12.jpg

If you don't know, it's a Franchi SPAS 12. I've wanted one for quite a while, but I could never find one with the features I wanted without a way over market price. This one met all the criteria, so I nabbed it!! Since they've been banned from import, this is more of an investment gun than anything else (besides the WOW factor ) So, anything new in your collection?

Kris

EDIT: My speeling suxs



Good for you, bro!!! You only go around once, and you can't take it with you. Nice grab, and remember........"He who dies with the most toys (guns) wins."!!!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:01:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cloak-n-carbine:

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:
i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/shop_rat45/SPAS12.jpg

If you don't know, it's a Franchi SPAS 12. I've wanted one for quite a while, but I could never find one with the features I wanted without a way over market price. This one met all the criteria, so I nabbed it!! Since they've been banned from import, this is more of an investment gun than anything else (besides the WOW factor ) So, anything new in your collection?

Kris

EDIT: My speeling suxs



Good for you, bro!!! You only go around once, and you can't take it with you. Nice grab, and remember........"He who dies with the most toys (guns) wins."!!!



No, he who doesn't die probably had the most guns.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:08:59 PM EDT
I had one of those for awhile and then replaced it with a USAS-12.

Just picked up a 20" Rem 870 Magnum SP last week.
Clint
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:10:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Clint50:
I had one of those for awhile and then replaced it with a USAS-12.

Just picked up a 20" Rem 870 Magnum SP last week.
Clint



I want a USAS12 and a Street Sweeper also. Isn't the USAS registered as a DD?
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:37:24 PM EDT
Pardon my newb question but why was that banned?
James
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:45:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:
I want a USAS12 and a Street Sweeper also. Isn't the USAS registered as a DD?


Both are DD's. Forget the Street Sweeper. If you want that style,try to find a Striker 12.
Select-fire,drum-fed USAS-12's are more fun,though.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:27:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By schwindj:
Pardon my newb question but why was that banned?
James



Banned because of the Sporting Use clause. The alphabet bunch (or AG, not sure) didn't think they were a "sporting use" firearm, so they were banned from importation. Even though SPAS stands for Sporting Purpose Automatic Shotgun.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:28:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Clint50:

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:
I want a USAS12 and a Street Sweeper also. Isn't the USAS registered as a DD?


Both are DD's. Forget the Street Sweeper. If you want that style,try to find a Striker 12.
Select-fire,drum-fed USAS-12's are more fun,though.



What's the diff between the Stiker and the Street Sweeper?
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:42:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/12/2006 9:48:27 PM EDT by www-glock19-com]

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:

Originally Posted By Clint50:

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:
I want a USAS12 and a Street Sweeper also. Isn't the USAS registered as a DD?


Both are DD's. Forget the Street Sweeper. If you want that style,try to find a Striker 12.
Select-fire,drum-fed USAS-12's are more fun,though.



What's the diff between the Stiker and the Street Sweeper?



not alot I thnik the streetsweepers had 18in barrels strikers were 12"
USAS 12s are cooler like a giant AR15

edit did a search strikers were clockwork actions to spin the cly streetsweepers were manual rotation and did not have to wound
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:45:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By schwindj:
Pardon my newb question but why was that banned?
James



Cause it is fun.
No, seriously.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:45:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:

Originally Posted By schwindj:
Pardon my newb question but why was that banned?
James



Cause it is fun.
No, seriously.



That, and they would be able to be effectly deployed in event of a Government uprising.
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