New Affordable Lightweight Franchi Renaissance features Scroll Engraving

Franchi Renaissance Sporting 12 Gauge
Renaissance Sporting 12 Gauge

A new affordable lightweight over & under shotgun called the Renaissance joins the Franchi family. Combining tradition with technology and maintaining the best features from the previous Alcione and Veloce models, the Renaissance represents a new beginning for an innovative line of light, fast and reliable over & under shotguns.

Weighing less than any comparable over & under, the Renaissance utilizes a lightweight aluminum alloy receiver that’s strengthened with steel inserts and enhanced with scroll engraving and gold embellishments. A true Prince of Wales stock is cut from highly figured select walnut that features cut checkering and sports a traditional oil finish to compliment the wood’s beautiful grain pattern. Franchi’s patented recoil-reducing system diminishes felt-recoil up 44 percent, making the lightweight Renaissance a pleasure to shoot.

“The Renaissance blends style and performance in a way that’s functional and attractive. Having all the desirable features of more expensive models, this over & under will appeal to shooters at every level,” said Stephen McKelvain, Benelli’s VP of Marketing & Communications. The Renaissance comes in either 12-, 20- or 28-gauge and is available in three grades—Elite, Classic and Field.

Model Renaissance
Gauge 12, 20 & 28 gauge
Barrel Length (12 & 20 ga.) 28- & 26-inch (28 ga.) 26-in.
Barrel Type Over & Under with Franchi standard chokes (F,IM,M,IC,C)
Sights Vent Rib with Front bead
Metal Finish Engraved, Aluminum Alloy Receiver & Blued Barrels
Stock Material Select Grade Walnut
Stock Finish Traditional Oil Finish
Average Weight (12 ga) 6.2 lbs., (20 ga) 5.8 lbs. (28 ga.) 5.5 lbs.
Overall Length (12 ga) 44.7 in. & 42.7 in (20 ga) 44 in. & 42 in (28 ga.) 42 in
Length of Pull 14 1/2 inches
Drop at Heel 2 inches
Drop at Comb 1 1/2 inches
MSRP (Field) $1295 (Classic) $1495 (Elite) $2100