New .17 WSM Rifle from Franklin Armory

    Franklin Armory F17

    Franklin Armory is now selling what may be the first gas-operated, semi-automatic rifle chambered for the .17 WSM (Winchester Super Magnum) cartridge.  The F17-L rifle uses a Stoner-like system with direct gas impingement and a rotating locking bolt.  Although it is a rimfire cartridge, the .17 WSM runs at centerfire rifle velocities.  Factory ammo is rated up to 3,000 fps with a 20 grain bullet.


    • caliber:  .17 WSM
    • magazine capacity:  10 rounds (20 round mag in development)
    • barrel:  20″ bull barrel, 1:9″ twist, 4140 chromoly steel
    • upper and lower:  7075-T6 aluminum with anodized Desert Smoke finish
    • buttstock:  Magpul MOE
    • additional:  push button QD sling attachments, oversized trigger guard, Ergo AmbiSure grip

    The majority of standard AR-15 parts (excluding the bolt carrier group, buffer and magazine) should fit this rifle.

    Thanks to Cymond for the tip.

    Richard Johnson

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