January 19, 2022
By Guns & Ammo Staff
For years, the Franchi Instinct L has delighted upland bird hunters looking for a high-quality, easy-handling on-ramp to the world of Italian-crafted over/under shotguns. Now, Franchi’s popular O/U series comes in an even lighter version with the new Instinct L 20-gauge 3-inch 26-inch barrel model.
With its all-steel, color case-hardened receiver, automatic ejectors, and classic Prince of Wales-style stock, the new 26-inch barrel Instinct L delivers the classical form and premium performance of Franchi’s Instinct line but at a size and weight ideally suited for fast-paced upland action.
The new Instinct L with 26-inch barrels joins the 28-inch 12- and 20-gauge models that have bridged the gap between classical O/U performance and pricing within the means of the passionate hunter.
Each Instinct L features A-grade satin walnut furniture with crisp checkering and a traditional satin oil finish that offers superior weather protection while drawing out the natural beauty of the wood. All-steel receiver construction combines automatic ejectors, auto safety, and a horizontal barrel selector switch to facilitate operation. Ventilated barrels and a ventilated rib help disperse heat during high-frequency shooting.
Additional standard features of the Instinct L O/U shotguns include a high-visibility fiber-optic front bar, IC, M, and F choke tubes, and a custom-fitted hard case.
Instinct L 20-Gauge 26-inch O/U Shotgun Specifications
- Gauge/Chamber Length: 20-gauge, 2 ¾" and 3"
- Barrel Length: 26"
- Chokes: Extended IC, M, F, and wrench
- Sight: red fiber-optic front bar
- Stock/Forend: A-grade walnut; satin oil finish, Prince of Wales stock
- Length-of-Pull: 14 ¼"
- Drop at Heel: 2"
- Drop at Comb: 1 ½"
- Overall Length: 43 ½"
- Weight: 6.4 lbs.
- MSRP: $1449
For more information on the new 26-inch barrel Instinct L O/U shotgun by Franchi, visit FranchiUSA.com
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