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Old 12-07-2010, 07:47 PM   #1
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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.



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Old 12-07-2010, 08:11 PM   #2
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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



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Nitro thanks for the info!

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

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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.

Thanks,

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