Now available in the online store.
New parts for Labor Day weekend. Have a busted sling mount drum or just not happy with the plastic one Franchi gave you? Have no secondary sling mount and want the ability to safely mount a sling on your SPAS? Or do you have several stocks for your SPAS and want the ability to swap between them rapidly? This kit will allow you to do it all while maintaining a factory appearance.
Now available in the online store.
Couldn't be more thrilled to bring this update as it has been some time in the making.
First: Check out this issue of the Italian shooting magazine Diana-ARMI featuring pictures of TWO variants of the SPAS 11. The article has been translated to the best of our ability into English and the entire translated article can be downloaded.
Second: We were contacted by an acquaintance of Franchi's Technical Manager in Italy responsible for production of the SPAS 12 and he agreed to relay a short list of questions which he was kind enough to answer.
Third: An original SPAS 12 Project article "The Development of the SPAS 12" is now available for your enjoyment. Featured in this article is a history of the know SPAS variants leading up to the production SPAS 12. This article has some never-before-seen videos, pictures, and information regarding grip safeties, swivel drums, and more. You don't want to miss it!
Here's a video with a quick overview of the safety conversion and testing process a la "How It's Made". The first two batches of these are already finished and shipped, freeing up more slots in the store for more.
Enjoy the video, and a huge thanks for sticking around the Project!
The SPAS 12 Project is very excited to offer a new service on the website: Crossbolt Safety Conversions!
A more necessary modification for the SPAS 12 has never been so sorely needed as the conversion of the dreaded lever safeties to a safety system that actually works.
After an extensive R&D and testing phase for this project, all known versions/generations of the SPAS, SAS, and LAW lever safety trigger groups have been successfully converted by the SPAS 12 Project and tested thoroughly with 100% reliability.
These conversions are all done in-house and turnaround time is at a maximum of two weeks. After your order is placed you will receive an email from the SPAS 12 Project with information on how to remove and package your trigger group and where to send it. You will receive your trigger group back with an installed crossbolt safety, as well as your original lever safety piece to do with as you wish. Keychain, perhaps?
This is the major project we've been working towards for a very long time, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has helped make this possible.
More good things on the way this year!
EDIT: Did a couple this weekend, more back up in the store!
Some new content from around the world has been added to the Digital Library for all to enjoy. There are French articles on the SPAS 15, a book review on a great book by Chris McNabb covering many weapons including the SPAS 12 and SPAS 15, and the most interesting yet is a snippet review covering a Chinese book in which the Franchi SPAS 12, SPAS 15, PA8, PA3, and PA1 are covered. Translating it will take a bit, but the photography is very well done and you can enjoy the photographs of some not-often-seen SPAS cousins.
A thanks to Ben O. for sending in some pieces of his personal collection, and Johnny C. and his family for assisting with the Chinese book.
Another huge thanks to Tom S., who has again taken the time to send in more of his personal collection to share with everyone.
This is an article from a local newspaper where Pat Squire of FIE was interviewed specifically about the SPAS and the how's and why's of it's popularity in Hollywood. Do yourself a favor and set aside five minutes to give it a good read.
Reading the image on the page is difficult, so it's recommended you grab the PDF from the download link on the page and enjoy it that way for ease of reading.
There's also another new little advertisement that was found recently that has been posted in the advertisements section, marked "The Ultimate Shotgun!" Who would disagree?
Thanks again to Tom S!
A new section "Factory Instruction Manuals" has been added to the Digital Library, including re-edited/cleaned up SPAS 12 manuals from both FIE and American Arms versions. They're slightly different from one another, aside from mentioning the lever/crossbolt differences so you may want to give them both a read. They're in gallery format for ease of navigation, open the first image and then you can click left/right to navigate the pages.
Bonus material is an original manual from a Franchi PA7, more details on that to come.
The Miculek.com crew came back as promised with another video featuring the SPAS 12! Looked like it was a blast to film, and more spectacular slow-motion SPAS footage. Watch the credits!
SPAS 12 Project contributor Tom S. did some digging through his personal collection and found a plethora of fantastic articles, advertisements, brochures, and more for everyone to enjoy here on the SPAS 12 Project.
All in all there were some more advertisements and brochures added (including a 1989 dealer price list), American Arms parts lists and accessory inserts, as well as a very thorough article from a magazine entitled "BANNED GUNS!"
Do yourself a favor and check it all out. A big thanks to Tom for sending it all in!
The INFO, magazine article, and advertisement sections were slightly reformatted to better host the new stuff and leave plenty of room for more.