Just bought the franchi instinct sl
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Author:  GLangley [ Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Just bought the franchi instinct sl

New to the forum. Hopefully you fine people can help. How do I remove the stock so I can disconnect the auto safety. This is my first o/u and have been bitten by the clay shooting bug.

Author:  JerseyJim [ Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Just bought the franchi instinct sl

Just listed mine. 95% LIKE NEW see o/u classified forum

Author:  Lefty Ray [ Fri May 03, 2019 10:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Just bought the franchi instinct sl

Twobarrels wrote:
oldMan1943 wrote:
Twobarrels wrote:
This can be done very easly by removeing the rear stock .when you get the stock off you will see a L shaped rod hooked to the bottom of the safety lever .gently lift the the short L shaped end out of the safety lever with a flat blade screw driver and roll it over so it is pointing up you then can pull it out of the receiver.i did mine 5 mins after I got the gun home .

Note following picture that I have the arrow pointing to, is that the safety lever? If so, how did you remove without bending the lever. When I attempt to 'gently lift' it feels like the arm will bend.


Yes that is the rod you want to remove .you first need to remove the hammer strut and spring on that side .you will need to grab the strut right where it sits into the hammer with a good pair of need nose pliers.pull back on the strut until it clears the hammer then toward you .the hammer needs to be uncocked. once you have the strut out you need to put the safety in the on position to allow the rod enough travel for the short end to come out of the safety lever.once you have the short end clear roll the rod so that the short end is pointing up .you then can gently lift it clear of the receiver as you put it rearward. i had no problems removeing it and it is still as straight as when it was installed.hope this is of some help.TB :) ps see next post below for more info.

I opened my Instinct to disable the auto safety and it looked nothing like this.

Author:  silverbowff [ Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Just bought the franchi instinct sl

birdleggs wrote:
On the 20 gauge, the rod that sets the auto safety is on the left side of the gun towards the top of the receiver. The manual calls this an "asta per sicura automatica", and my Google translate tells me is a "rod to secure automatic". See the pic below.


Now I am not a gunsmith, and with that said I welcome comment by those more knowledgeable then me, letting me know that I am really *#@%ing up my gun.

Grab the rod where it attaches to the safety lever and pull toward you until it clears the safety and spring. It is slightly flexible and will slide out with out damage. Then, pull the rod toward the rear of the gun to fully remove it. Here is a pic of the rod removed from the receiver.


Now, don't do what I did and put the gun back together only to find out that the auto safety rod also keeps the safety switch from falling out of the gun. What I did after I found that out was to go to the local Ace Hardware and buy what I remember as a 1/16 X 1/2" pin to install in place of the rod. See the image below.


Removing the safety rod caused the safety switch to be noticeably stiffer. I'm thinking that this may actually be a benefit to those that mentioned having trouble with the safety re-setting when shooting 3" high power loads.

One concern I have is that the rod may eventually walk sideways and end up scoring the inside of the stock. One alternative idea that I came up with is to maybe buy another safety rod from ??? and cut 1/16 to 1/8 inch off the front end so that whatever hits the rod to engage the auto safety when the breach is closed, doesn't make contact. I want to keep the original rod incase I need warranty work.

Anyone know where I can order the safety rod from?

Author:  silverbowff [ Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Just bought the franchi instinct sl

Try a 1/6” x 1/2” roll pin in place of the pin from ACE.

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