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Old 06-25-2013, 01:12 AM   #11
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I still really like the Mosin rifle, but it just doesn't feel like it has the infamy of the Carcano that I'm looking for. And nah, I'll be searching for a semi-smooth bolt
While the Mosin-Nagant is a better rifle with cheaper ammo if you have your heart set on a Carcano get one, I have 3 Steyr-Mannlicher's M95s and they are a similar design with expensive ammo but still fun and historical.
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While the Mosin-Nagant is a better rifle with cheaper ammo if you have your heart set on a Carcano get one, I have 3 Steyr-Mannlicher's M95s and they are a similar design with expensive ammo but still fun and historical.
Okay that's all I needed. I'll be starting a search, lol. Any idea what a reasonable price would be? I've seen from $200 to $400
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Okay that's all I needed. I'll be starting a search, lol. Any idea what a reasonable price would be? I've seen from $200 to $400
Last on I saw about a month ago was $350. Looked to be in good shape but I didn't check bore or action as it was bolted down, I hate gun shops that do that.
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Last on I saw about a month ago was $350. Looked to be in good shape but I didn't check bore or action as it was bolted down, I hate gun shops that do that.
The ones I like to go to, will let you do what you want to check it out if you are seriously considering buying it
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I could have asked to take a look and it would not have been a big deal, but I was just browsing and didn't really need to see it.

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As far as historically significant, yes. The Carcano fill a slot in a collection. As far as a practical shooter or SHTF rifle, I wouls say a resounding NO!

Ammo expensive and hard to find. Needs clips to be a repeater

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I've got a bandoleer full of Steyr-Mannlicher M95 en-block clips most were found on eBay, just did a quick look and there are Carcano en-bloxk clips available as well.



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As far as historically significant, yes. The Carcano fill a slot in a collection. As far as a practical shooter or SHTF rifle, I wouls say a resounding NO!

Ammo expensive and hard to find. Needs clips to be a repeater
Just want it to take to the range every once in a bit, and a nice gun to have. As far as getting a SHTF rifle, well, that's what the other guns are for =)
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"Oswald got off three shots in only SIX seconds, with an old Italian bolt action rifle, including a headshot!"
88 yards away
Farce,Farce JFK was assassinated by a sniper rifle,no WW2 Carcano wall hanger junk iron.
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Farce,Farce JFK was assassinated by a sniper rifle,no WW2 Carcano wall hanger junk iron.
Any rifle a motivated Marine uses is a sniper rifle
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