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Franchi LF-59
Country of origin

Italy

Designer

Franchi

Production began

1959

Weapon type

Battle Rifle

Caliber

7.62x51mm NATO

Action

Gas operated (Short-stroke piston)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

20 rounds


The LF-59 is a battle rifle of Italian origin. It is an adaption of the FN FAL. It shared the same reliability, but the Italian armed forces ultimately chose the Beretta BM-59.

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