For years, the Franchi Instinct L has delighted upland bird hunters looking for a high-quality, easy-handling on-ramp to the world of Italian-crafted over/under shotguns. Now, Franchi’s popular O/U series comes in an even lighter version with the new Instinct L 20-gauge 3-inch 26-inch barrel model.

With its all-steel, color case-hardened receiver, automatic ejectors, and classic Prince of Wales-style stock, the new 26-inch barrel Instinct L delivers the classical form and premium performance of Franchi’s Instinct line but at a size and weight ideally suited for fast-paced upland action.

The new Instinct L with 26-inch barrels joins the 28-inch 12- and 20-gauge models that have bridged the gap between classical O/U performance and pricing within the means of the passionate hunter.

Each Instinct L features A-grade satin walnut furniture with crisp checkering and a traditional satin oil finish that offers superior weather protection while drawing out the natural beauty of the wood. All-steel receiver construction combines automatic ejectors, auto safety, and a horizontal barrel selector switch to facilitate operation. Ventilated barrels and a ventilated rib help disperse heat during high-frequency shooting.

Additional standard features of the Instinct L O/U shotguns include a high-visibility fiber-optic front bar, IC, M, and F choke tubes, and a custom-fitted hard case.

Instinct L 20-Gauge 26-inch O/U Shotgun Specifications

  • Gauge/Chamber Length: 20-gauge, 2 ¾” and 3″
  • Barrel Length: 26″
  • Chokes: Extended IC, M, F, and wrench
  • Sight: red fiber-optic front bar
  • Stock/Forend: A-grade walnut; satin oil finish, Prince of Wales stock
  • Length-of-Pull: 14 ¼”
  • Drop at Heel: 2″
  • Drop at Comb: 1 ½”
  • Overall Length: 43 ½”
  • Weight: 6.4 lbs.
  • MSRP $1449

For more information on the new 26-inch barrel Instinct L O/U shotgun by Franchi, visit

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