The Farco Air Shotgun. This was introduced into the US in perhaps the very late 80’s or so. Only a few hundred ever came over from the Philippines; those few that remain are quite a coveted collector’s item.
I have one, it is NOT for sale, and I love it. It comes with 12 beveled brass shells that fit inside the .28 gauge barrel. These shells are provided ends from cork or another suitable material…..or they are fitted with a sabot to hold a ball, and a ball of .497 or so is seated in the sabot which is in turn seated in the brass shell.
One can choose to use different types of shot instead of the saboted ball; it is all about one’s preference.
At the muzzle, the gun generates around 100 fpe.
It is capable of penetrating 3/4 inch plywood at 50 yards.
It is AMAZINGLY accurate……..and can hit anything accurately with either shot or ball at 30 yards without offsetting one’s sight picture.
The gun comes with rifle sights; an oddity in a shotgun, that’s for certain. They are quite easy to use, however, and the fun begins! The gun comes accompanied with a wad cutter and a 10 oz Farco CO2 bottle. If you want to fill the bottle, you will have to do it yourself; the dealers won’t touch it. Adapters exist to fill both the gun and the bottle from paintball bottles.
This is a bolt action gun that is very long…..surprising well balanced, and feels good to an experienced shotgunner.
It will NOT shoot clays……It will NOT shoot birds on the wing……
When fired, it makes this odd staccato sound….
It is a great gun and recommend it to any airgun enthusiast.