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Old 12-18-2013, 12:12 AM   #11
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That's good info to know!

I figure the only thing that has saved it is the short barrel - said it put out a large fireball every shot so it wasn't having time to get everything burning before leaving the barrel.

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Old 05-01-2015, 04:49 PM   #12
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I'm hoping someone can help me with my carcano type rifle. It has two marks on it. On the base of the barrel it says "Roma 917". The rifle is missing the bolt and I would like to find one. If anyone knows where I could possibly order one I would really appreciate it. The pictures I've seen on google don't match too well. The stock is checkered, not smooth. It's missing the bolt and rear sight. Any help is appreciated.
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Originally Posted by Cutlass327 View Post
OK so the more we are thinking and looking at it, the 7.35 is only .013" smaller than a .308/7.62NATO. Wondering if maybe he was told wrong and he put .308 thru it. .013" isn't that much...
.013 is HUGE in barrel diameter. .002 is tolerable in some applications. The action is relatively weak (compared to a Mauser). Normal working pressures do not mean a hill of beans when you are swaging a bullet down .013". I would not be surprised if the "normal" pressure of a .308 went to 80,000 PSI through that barrel. That is high for a proof load. If .308, even one round, was fired through a 7.35 X 51 barrel, I would NEVER shoot that gun again, with any ammo. Cracks, invisible to the naked eye, could let the whole thing loose at ANY time.
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