Franklin Armory F 17-L rimfire

Chambered in 17 Winchester Super Magnum, Franklin Armory newest addition is something truly innovative.

The all new F 17-L is the “first ever gas-operated semiautomatic rimfire” according to the company.

The F 17-L features a custom designed gas piston system with a rotating locking bolt that is very similar to the original Eugene Stoner design. The rotating locking bolt action is far safer and more reliable than the traditional blow back designs because of the 33,000 PSI this round produces.

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According to Franklin Armory:

For restricted states such as California, having a semiautomatic rifle chambered in 17 WSM negates the need for a “Bullet Button” because rimfire rifles are not generally classified as Assault Rifles. Connecticut law would also appear to be exempt semiautomatic rimfire rifles, such as the F 17-L, from their Assault Weapons ban as well.

The F 17-L retails for $1,999 and is available now.

For more information on the F 17-L and other products from Franklin Armory, please visit


  • Chambered in 17 Winchester Super Magnum Rimfire
  • 4140 Chrome Moly
  • Salt Bath Nitride Chamber, Bore, & Finish
  • 20″ Bull Barrel
  • 11 Degree Target Crown with Recessed Muzzle Crown
  • 1/9-Inch Twist

Upper Receiver:

  • Franklin Armory Libertas Proprietary Billet Upper Receiver
  • Machined From 7075-T6 Aluminum
  • Hard Coat Type III Anodized Olive Drab Green
  • Franklin Armor Free Float Handguard (Fluted & Vented, M-Lok compatible, and an Integral Bi-pod & Tri-pod Adapter)
  • Forward Assist
  • Custom Designed 17 WSM Bolt Carrier Group
  • Salt bath Nitride Bolt Carrier Group
  • Gas Piston System Design
  • Custom Designed Bolt Carrier Group

Lower Receiver:

  • Franklin Armory Libertas Proprietary Billet Lower Receiver
  • Machined From 7075-T6 Aluminum
  • Hard Coat Type III Anodized Olive Drab Green
  • Flared Magazine Well for Quick Magazine Changes
  • Ambidextrous Push Button QD Sling Mounts
  • Integral Cold Weather Trigger Guard
  • Serrated Memory Index Point for Shooting Finger
  • Textured Front Area for Offhand Grip
  • Specialized Tension Screw – Eliminates Upper/Lower Play
  • Franklin Armory Factory Custom Tuned Trigger
  • Ergo Ambi Sure Grip


  • 10 Round Capacity
  • Custom Designed
  • Fits Standard AR15 Magazine Well


  • Magpul MOE Rifle Stock
  • Snag Free Design
  • Sling Mountable

Additional Features:

  • Comprehensive Safety Manual
  • California Certified Cable Lock
  • Complimentary Lockable Case

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