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Old 07-08-2010, 04:55 PM   #21
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Whoa... lots of new info.

I don't plan to put any rounds into it until I can figure out exactly what it is chambered for. I thought that maybe the "25 06" stamp on it was tell-tale, but I guess that would just be too easy, eh?

Thanks for all the info guys. I definitely appreciate the help. Think I'm going to have to take this puppy in and get an experienced collector to go over it with a fine-tooth comb. I just don't know enough about these old military rifles to be able to ID it all myself.

You guys rock \m/>.<\m/

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Nice Carcano! you can find plenty of info here!
Carcano Model Identification

I just got done working on one. I know I thought I would need a refrence book to ID yours, but it is pretty easy.

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That is a good looking little rifle. IIRC you could order them out of the back of Gun rags in the 50s for something like $3 and the shipped direct to your door Oh for the days of old.....


GO to brownells and search for cerosafe it is like $25 and you melt it and cast the chamber it is not to hard I got 3 or 4 laying around the house here somewhere.

Also if you didn't know that is the same guns Oswald used to shoot Kennedy in Dallas supposedly.

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Yeah, a few people have already asked me where my grandfather was on that day in 1963. Pretty sure my family name is in the clear

Thanks for the tip Tango. My gunsmith Frank and I did a casting at his shop. It is chambered for 6.5x52, which would make it an M91 (but a sporterized "Cavalleria"). Unfortunately, the bayonette is long gone. I tore my Grandmother's attic apart... Nadda.

It is taking multiple passes and some tough elbow grease to cut through some of this rust and attic grime, but it sure looks a hell of a lot better than it did. Frank is going to work his magic to see if it is operational. If it does fire, I'll take it out at least once. If not, oh well... still staying in the family.

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Finished project requires Photos and Range Report.

I think you should use a mannequin bust as the target, seems fitting.Is it to soon.

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6.5 mm Italian Carcano from WW11

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I think you should use a mannequin bust as the target, seems fitting. Is it to soon.
I'll see what I can do. Be patient though, dear Shi. This thing is a long ways off.

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6.5 mm Italian Carcano from WW11
Pre actually. They started manufacturing the M38 Carcanos in 1938 with 7.35x51. Prior to that, the M91s were chambered for 6.5x52 (which is what mine is). Some of the later models were actually considered M91/38 as they reverted to chambering them in 6.5x52 long after 1940.

I've learned alot about the Carcano in the last few days
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Great stuff Jynx. Please keep us in the loop.

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Your rifle has some similarity to the TS model. There are plenty of sites around that sell Carcano stocks, etc..

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But... but... I like the stock...

I was told by a local antique collector (and a hardcore one at that... had 5 of these) this was unmistakingly a "Cavalleria"

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