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My newest Acquisition

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by jrs93accord, May 5, 2010.

  1. jrs93accord

    jrs93accord

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    I just got this in - A Franchi SPAS 12. I have been wanting one of these since 1986 and I finally got one. It is missing the handle/hook, but that is no big deal. I am going to try and find one.

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  2. TECH51

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    Blast from the past.. I will call a friend of mine tomorrow and see if he still has handle/hook for sale.
     

  3. jrs93accord

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    I just ordered a repro hook for $79. Of course, it would be nice to have an original for a reasonable price.
     
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    glock2619 Work in Progres

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    Nice! The definitive weapon of choice for Velociraptor defense.
     
  5. dc2integra

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    nice ! how much did you pick up that beauty for?
     
  6. mixflip

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    I bought a SPAS 12 in 1993 just before the ban. It got stolen and to this day I am still angry at my cousin for letting it get stolen.
     
  7. jrs93accord

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    I actually made a trade for it. I have about $1300 invested in it.
     
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    idk they were banned.why? how does it shoot it looks like it be uncomfortable seeing as how the folding stock has no padding on it
     
  9. GlockPride

    GlockPride Glock 23

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    Very interesting. Nice collectable.
     
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    Congrats on your new purchase

    You should read up about the potential problems(and dangers from what I heard) of the lever safely on the SPAS 12. If I recall correctly there was an issue with them that meant that after a period of use(not sure how much), a problem could occur that caused a round to fire if you had one in the chamber while you engaged or disengaged the safety

    There was a huge recall and the problem was solved by replacing the lever safety with a push button safety i believe