New Affordable Lightweight Franchi Renaissance features Scroll Engraving
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.
|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|