I have checked these out at my local dealer, but unfortunately I do not know anyone that owns one. The dealer told me they are manufactured in Italy by Franchi for Weatherby. Does anyone have any experience with them? I am looking for a decent bird semi auto, without having a gun too nice that I would feel bad for getting a few scratches on it. I am new to this site, coming over from another site that has mysteriously disappeared in the last month. Reading some of the posts, I think I have been missing out!