It Began in Italy . In 1868, Franchi began manufacturing firearms in Brescia, Italy. The city was part of that nation’s industrial heartland.
In those days, gunmakers’ guilds isolated themselves to keep their metalworking techniques secret. Thus began our well-established tradition of craftsmanship.
From the beginning, their philosophy has been to provide quality products that meet emerging needs. They continue to innovate and patent new technology. And they never compromise the original ideas that make Franchi firearms unique.
Franchi’s role in the gunmaking industry has always been major. they are a leader in modern firearm manufacturing techniques: Employing the newest technology and methods, applying the skill and craftsmanship for which our guns are known, Franchi has perfected the art of building double-barrel and auto-loader shotguns and they have earned a reputation for enduring quality.