Franchi Instinct L: Reasonably Priced Over/Under 12 Gauge Shotgun

It can be a trick to find a decent new over/under for less than $2,000, but Franchi has made one with the Instinct L, which goes for $1,149. This field gun is built on an attractive case-hardened receiver and comes with okay wood with functional checkering. The crisp mechanical triggers and tight lock-up are both indications of good workmanship. We would prefer to see a simple brass bead on the rib rather than the red fiber-optic bead.
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Test Results**
Score: ? ? ? ½
Price: $1,149
Design: B+
Performance: B+
Price/Value: B+
Gauge: 12
Trigger Pull: 4 lb. 14 oz. (Both)
Action: Over/under
Website: Franchi.com