Franchi SPAS-12

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Franchi SPAS-12 with butt hook attached to stock - 12 gauge
Franchi SPAS-12 with stock folded and butt-hook removed - 12 gauge
Franchi SPAS-12 Short Barreled Version - 12 gauge
Franchi SPAS-12 combat shotgun with stock removed – 12 gauge

Note: The SPAS-12 is very often shown as a pump action shotgun firing buckshot. It's a combination action shotgun, capable of pump or semi-auto with the pressing of a button. Usually, the gun is only used in pump mode in the real world when underpowered shells are used. Only full loads are capable of operating the semi-auto gas system. Also, in Semi Auto mode, it has a problem cycling even Hollywood "hot" blanks with a Blank Firing Adapter. Since 2000, production has ceased.

The SPAS-12 shotgun has appeared in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:



(1979 - 2000)

  • Type: Shotgun
  • Caliber(s): 12 gauge
  • Weight: 9.7 lbs (4.4 kg)
  • Length: 41 in (104.1 cm)
  • Barrel length(s): 22 in (54.6 cm)
  • Capacity: 8-round internal tube magazine
  • Fire Modes: Pump-Action OR Semi-Auto


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger The Terminator 1984
Blastfighter Michael Sopkiw Jake "Tiger" Sharp With sniper scope and night vision device 1984
Brazil Ministry of Information Troops 1985
The Emerald Forest Powers Boothe Bill Markham 1985
Cop's Honor (Parole de Flic) Stéphane Ferrara Abel Salem 1985
Hold-Up Montreal SWAT 1985
The Hitcher Rutger Hauer John Ryder 1986
The Wraith Modified with LEDs on the heatshield 1986
Legacy of Rage Brandon Lee Brandon Ma 1986
RoboCop Detroit SWAT officer 1987
Beverly Hills Cop II John Ashton Sgt. Taggart 1987
A Better Tomorrow II Chow Yun-Fat Ken Lee 1987
Let Sleeping Cops Lie French police officers 1988
Hardware Dylan McDermott Moses 1990
If Looks Could Kill SWAT officers 1991
Highlander II: The Quickening General Katana's men 1991
Jurassic Park Bob Peck Robert Muldoon 1993
Jurassic Park Sam Neill Dr. Alan Grant 1993
RoboCop 3 CCH Pounder Bertha 1993
Virtuosity Denzel Washington Lt. Parker Barnes 1995
Bad Boys An Assassin 1995
Jumanji on display 1995
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Hunter 1997
The Matrix Keanu Reeves Neo 1999
The Matrix Carrie-Anne Moss Trinity 1999
In China They Eat Dogs Slavko Libovic Ratco 1999
Snatch Robby Gee Vincent 2000
Battle Royale(Film) Shogo Kawada 2000
Ghosts of Mars Pam Grier Commander Helena Braddock 2001
Ghosts of Mars Ice Cube James 'Desolation' Williams 2001
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider seen in Lara's gun cabinet 2001
3000 Miles to Graceland Kevin Costner Murphy 2001
Warriors (Guerreros) Blerim Gjoci Albanian leader 2002
2009: Lost Memories JBI SWAT 2002
Underworld Michael Sheen Lucian 2003
I, Robot Chi McBride Lt. John Bergin 2004
Doom Seen in an armory 2005
The Departed One of Costello's thugs with fixed stock 2006
Babylon A.D. A soldier 2008
A Dangerous Man Chinese thug 2009
Crank: High Voltage Orlando gang member 2009
New Kids Nitro Wesley van Gaalen Rikkert stock folded and butt-hook removed 2011
New Kids Nitro Huub Smit Richard stock folded and butt-hook removed 2011
Interview with a Hitman Stephen Marcus Traffikant 2012


Show Title Actor Character Note Air Date
Hunter - Season 1 Fred Dryer Hunter 1984-1985
Hunter - Season 1 Stepfanie Kramer Dee Dee McCall 1984-1985
Hunter - Season 2 Fred Dryer Hunter 1985-1986
Miami Vice - Season 1 Jim Zubiena Ludovici Armstrong Ep. "The Hit List" 1984-1985
Miami Vice - Season 1 Jaime Escobar Ep. "The Maze" 1984-1985
Miami Vice - Season 2 A pirate Ep. "Trust Fund Pirates" 1985-1986
Miami Vice - Season 3 Reb Brown Reb Gustafson Ep. "Viking Bikers from Hell" 1986-1987
Miami Vice - Season 3 Police officers and SRT members Ep. "Cuba Libre", "Viking Bikers from Hell" 1986-1987
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine A terrorist 1993-1999
Star Trek: Voyager Clayton Murray Porter Ep. "Future's End" (S3E8) 1995-2001
Bugs Ep. "Stealth" 1995-1999
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei Various bad guys Several episodes 1996-present
V.I.P. Seen in Vallery's armory 1998-2002
Stargate SG-1 - Season 3 Richard Dean Anderson O´Neill "Nemesis" (S3E21) 1999 - 2000
Stargate SG-1 - Season 3 Christopher Judge Teal'c "Nemesis" (S3E21) 1999 - 2000
Stargate SG-1 - Season 5 Richard Dean Anderson O´Neill "Menace" (S5E19) 2001- 2002
Stargate SG-1 - Season 5 Christopher Judge Teal'c "Menace" (S5E19) 2001- 2002
Stargate SG-1 - Season 5 Don S. Davis George Hammond "Menace" (S5E19) 2001- 2002
My Name is Earl Juliette Lewis Jesse "The Bounty Hunter" (S1E21) 2005
Blue Bloods Bank robber "Officer Down" (S1E04) 2010-Present
Bullet in the Face Racken's henchman with stock removed (S01E06) 2012

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Note Release Date
Survarium SPAS-12 2014
  • 007: Nightfire (as the "Frinesi Automatic 12", incorrectly shown being capable of of full auto fire)
  • Army Of Two (as the "FSPS-12" has many available "upgrades" only the stocks are real SPAS-12 parts.)
  • Black Mesa (incorrectly depicted as able to "double fire," as if the tube magazine is a second barrel)
  • Half-Life (incorrectly depicted as able to "double fire," as if the tube magazine is a second barrel)
  • Half-Life 2 (incorrectly depicted as able to "double fire," as if the tube magazine is a second barrel)
  • Grand Theft Auto IV (Seen in the hands of a police officer during a loading screen, but not in the game itself)
  • F.E.A.R (As the "VK-12 combat shotgun", shown to hold 12 rounds at a time)
  • Opposing Force 2 (incorrectly depicted as able to "double fire," as if the tube magazine is a second barrel)
  • Left 4 Dead 2 (as the "Combat Shotgun", holds 10 rounds, w/ the tactical flashlight and optional laser sight)


  • Maki in Burn Up! (with stock and butt hook)
  • Red Shield personnel in Blood+


See Also

  • Franchi - A list of all firearms manufactured by Franchi.

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