Have you looked at a Carcano carbine?
I own one, and the questionable design,
combined with the crappy caliber, prove
1-The Italian Infantry of the last century had
laudable courage, to trust it.
2-Elegant evidence that it's not the quality of a weapon
in an assassination, but the determination of the
The design is apples to oranges against the Ruger.
The Carcano uses a 6-shot en-bloc clip, somewhat
similar to the Garand, but the comparison ends there.
The internal mag on the Carcano has an open slot @ 3/4" x 1-1/2"
for the clip to drop out of, when empty. The Iron sights are, to be kind,
fair. To give you some idea of how little the Carcano was worth in
1962, they drilled and tapped holes, mounted a scope, and mailed the gun,
all for 19.95 ...
Last edited by therewolf; 06-11-2012 at 03:28 PM.