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hcso617 12-07-2010 07:47 PM

My 1st Carcano
Ok, I pulled the trigger on a M91-38 Carcano. The dealer wouldn't take a scanned copy of my C&R so I put it in the mail today. I'll let you know when it arrives and take more pictures. The picture posted is the rifle I bought.

NitroxAZ 12-07-2010 08:11 PM

Congratulations. I love the older rifles. Lots of history.

Here is a link to J&G Sales. Looks like some they found some mil surp ammo for these rifles. They have not been the easiest to find.

7.35 Carcano M38 128GR. 18rd box on stripper clips

hcso617 12-07-2010 09:56 PM

Nitro thanks for the info!

NitroxAZ 12-09-2010 01:49 AM

No problem. Let us know how she shoots. Maybe post a Range Report.

hcso617 12-14-2010 09:13 PM

Ok it's here and I have more information. This is what is stamped on the barrel (hex portion)
Left side: GARDONE V.I. 1931
Center: Beretta
Right: 14811 with a circle and FF or FB in the middle

The bolt tang top side is stamped: AD 8813
bottom side: 2 (over) F1 or FI
an O or 0 is also stamped on underside of bolt on rail

When you remove the bolt there is a star stamped

The rifle is 36" in total length, fixed front, adjustable rear sights with bayonet lug. Has a cleaning rod screwed in below the barrel, 16.5" long. I removed the butt plate I couldn't see anything. There are no import markings, or ammo type markings anywhere on this rifle. Rifling and bore look very good. There are a few other proofs on the barrel and stock but I can't really make them out, and I don't want to guess.

I've had a few folks tell me I had a few different types, does this help. I can't take any other pictures at the moment.



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