Most of the pictures I had seen of short barreled shotguns were your typical Mossberg 500 or Remington 870′s… seen one you’ve seen them all.
But then I came across this:
It’s a sawed off Franchi – Renaissance Sporting 12 Gauge. This bad boy sports dual 3″ chambers in an over-under configuration, top notch walnut furniture with well placed cut checkering, a gold-embellished trigger, and lots of engraved scroll work. MSRP – $2249
Here it is in its pure form:
I would love to be able to afford $2249 on a Franchi Renaissance Sporting to do this. The unfortunate reality is that short barreled shotguns lack utility in everything but personal protection and home defense. Spending that much money, only to hack off 50% of the gun, is reserved for those with deep pockets and strong stomachs.