Franchi SPAS 12 Tactical Shotgun12GAFolding Hook
RARE – Pump/Semi Auto - Pre-Ban Manufactured 1982
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Item 649551242
Location Pahrump, NV 89041-2377
3rd Day$45.00
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Franchi SPAS 12 Tactical Shotgun~12GA~Folding Hook


RARE – Pump/Semi Auto - Pre-Ban Manufactured 1982




This auction is for a RARE and iconic Luigi Franchi SPAS 12 tactical combat shotgun. SPAS stands for Special Purpose Automatic Shotgun This gun was made in Italy and imported by F.I.E. Corp in Miami . It fires 12ga. shotgun shells (2 ¾ inch variety) faster than you can reload them. It has a dual mode action that can be fired as either a Semi-Auto or Pump shotgun, at the “press of a button”. It has the factory original 8 shot, high capacity magazine tube. Yes! It has the factory original top folding stock and factory original rotating butt hook. The 21.5" barrel has a fixed blade front sight and a ghost ring rear sight.


This SPAS is 100% original. It features a rotating hook at the base of the folding stock to support your forearm for one handed shooting (Terminator style), or even around a corner. The folding stock can quickly be configured many different ways for the optimal tactical deployment of this weapon in a manner best suited to your immediate needs.


Type:               Semi-Auto -or- Pump Action


Caliber:           .12 GA (chambered for 2 ¾ shells)


Action:            Dual Mode - Pump / Semi Auto


Stock:             Tactical Top Folding with “Hook”


Sights:            Front Blade / Rear Ghost Ring


Grips:              Black Composite


Finish:             Parkerized (Metal finish only)


Barrel Length:        21.5" with removable choke


Serial Number:       AB00933



The SPAS-12 was designed from the ground up as a rugged military shotgun in 1979 and was designated the Special Purpose Automatic Shotgun. The AI date code stamped on the bottom of the receiver of this shotgun indicates a 1982 date of manufacture (very pre-ban). I purchased this gun brand new in June of 1986 in San Diego, and have fired less than 200 rounds through this gun in all the time I have owned it. This gun was one of the very few shotguns that was determined to be an "assault weapon" by the Socialist State of California in 1989, in the very first of too many "Assault Weapons" bans. While it was "grandfathered ONLY if properly registered", taking it to any range in California only invited much unwanted scrutiny. In 1990 Franchi renamed the shotgun to the Sporting Purpose Automatic Shotgun, and this allowed continued sales to the United States, but only as a limited-magazine-capacity, fixed-stock model until 1994. Following the Clinton's Federal Assault Weapons Ban, imports of SPAS-12 shotguns were stopped into the United States. In September 2004 the ban had expired, however Franchi had already ended production of the SPAS-12 in early 2000. The factory retail price of a new SPAS 12 in its final year of production (2000) was $1500.00, limited only to sales outside of the United States and to non-restricted countries. Prices have continued to soar for these hard to find shotguns. You may remember the SPAS-12 shotgun was featured in scenes from many movies to include "Terminator" and "Jurassic Park"; as well as numerous TV shows, and even video games. This is a very unique shotgun, in that it can be fired as a pump action OR as semi-automatic. IT IS AN EXTREMELY SOUGHT AFTER PERSONAL DEFENSE WEAPON.

This gun functions perfectly. The bore is excellent with no pitting or rust. There are a few light scrapes where the slide action was cycled and scuffed the finish a little (very normal on this model gun). The metal finish overall is in great shape. There are some normal use marks and perhaps a scuff or two from living life in the back of an overcrowded gun safe! What can I say…it just did not get out much!


This fine tactical shotgun will come to you just as pictured. While I do not have the original shipping box, it comes with all of the included documentation and includes the original label that was on the end of that original box. I will ship this fine shotgun to your FFL in a well packaged and padded shipping box once your funds clear my financial institution (Hip National Bank), via my local FFL dealer. If you wish this to be shipped in a different manner, such as a padded hard case, we can work that out in any manner that suits you best.


This fine shotgun comes as pictured and would make a great addition to any firearms collection.

Please look at the photos and bid accordingly. If you have questions, please ask them before bidding.


You will have to look a long time to find another SPAS-12 Tactical Shotgun as clean as this one.




  • While I prefer US Postal money orders for payment, I will also accept VERIFIABLE Bank Certified Funds (Cashier's Checks) from a MAJOR bank that will verify funds (a 7-10 day delay if I can't verify funds), or Cash sent discreetly AT YOUR OWN RISK! 
  • Please DO NOT BID if you can't have one of these forms of Payment to me within 10 days of the auction's end date.
  • I do not take any other form of payment, just MONEY ORDERS, Bank Certified Funds or Well Concealed Cash. No Pay Pal, No Credit Cards and No Personal Checks.
  • I will email the winning bidder all necessary information to complete this transaction after the auction closes.


I WILL post F feedback for all non paying winners and A++ for winners who pay on time!!!



I am a private collector, not an FFL dealer; however I will be transferring (at my cost) and shipping all firearms through my local FFL dealer here in Pahrump, Nevada. Please check with your FFL dealer before bidding to be certain that your FFL dealer will accept and legally transfer this firearm to you! IT IS UP TO YOU TO KNOW THE LAWS IN YOUR OWN STATE!

  • Buyer pays fixed shipping costs of $45.00 
  • Buyer or Buyer's FFL dealer must provide my FFL dealer with a valid (blue ink) signed copy of their FFL license clearly showing where this item is being shipped in accordance with all state and federal laws. That FFL dealer can also talk to your FFL dealer and work something out. The gun will ship to you ONLY when they are both happy!
  • After payment arrives AND funds have cleared my bank AND my FFL is happy, I will ensure the item ships via UPS or FedEx (4-5 days transit time in most cases), and provide you with the tracking numbers. For destinations outside CONUS (Lower 48 States), INSURED or EXPIDITED shipping will require additional funds. Yes; THIS MEANS ALASKA AND HAWAII! Please wait for an updated shipping quote PRIOR TO PAYMENT should you have any additional shipping requirements.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions via email or by phone at (775) 751-8009 (Land Line - No Text Messages)




This item IS NOT for sale to ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY or to any LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER located in  Aurora IL, California, Colorado, Cook County / Chicago IL, District of Colombia, Hawaii, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, South Bend IN, or any other liberal socialist jurisdiction where alleged “assault weapons” or “high capacity ammunition feeding devices” (magazines) are restricted from ownership by law abiding citizens! While I have the utmost respect for those in Law Enforcement; when law abiding citizens are restricted from owning any firearms related items, LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL SHOULD ALSO BE RESTRICTED ALSO FROM EMPLOYING/CARRYING THE SAME ITEMS TO "PROTECT AND SERVE".


It is the Buyers responsibility to have all firearms examined by a competent gunsmith prior to firing.


Please leave feedback when the gun is happily received, we will leave feedback in return. If you are not satisfied, for any reason, please contact me first; before leaving any negative or neutral feedback. (775) 751-8009.


If you are a NEW USER and do not have ANY FEEDBACK - Please contact me before (prior to) bidding. I will cancel your bid otherwise!




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