Franklin Armory F17-L

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    Franklin Armory (FA) is now shipping the F17-L rifle chambered in 17 WSM. The rifle was first shown at the 2014 SHOT Show, and has been described by FA as the first gas-operated rimfire rifle.


    • gas piston system
    • ships with standard magazine release (not bullet button) to California
    • 20″ bull barrel
    • 10-round magazine
    • 7075-T6 aluminum upper & lower with anodized OD green finish
    • free float handguard (Magpul M-Lok compatible)
    • ERGO pistol grip
    • Magpul MOE stock

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    One of the things that is interesting about this rifle is that it may fall outside the gun control legislation of some states that have passed so-called assault weapon bans. Some laws specifically exempt rimfire guns from the laws, which would seem to make this gun legal in those locales.

    Richard Johnson

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