70 dollar rifle...

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by m72law, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    i bought this carcano rifle from a friend,he bought it from a co-worker about 2 years ago for 35bucks....he told me all he wanted was his money back,so i offered double his money back and took the lil rifle home....its a 6.5 cal i dont see any import marks on the gun...the chamber is mirror,riflings are strong,bluing so-so...it has a crack in the top forearm stock and was wondering if anyone sells the stocks?
     

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  2. CA357

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  3. jpattersonnh

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    I worked on a few Carcano's years ago. The progressive rifling is odd to say the least.
     
  4. Destroyer219

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    What is the bore condition? Is it frosty?
     
  5. m72law

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    thanks for the link to the site CA357...

    it would be awsome to find a side mount scope and throw on it...being it shoots about 4'' high @50yrds using what looks to be milsurplus ammo...

    for the money i thought it was odd myself the condition of the chamber,riflings,ect...jp...should these things be shot to peices or something?i have another carcano like this..and the wood is perfect on it...but the rest of the rifle,not so good..maybe its had a rebarrel done in the past?either way im happy,for now...

    the bore looks good from what i can tell...very little frosting..strong riflings,very good chamber...
     
  6. jpattersonnh

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    The Carcano is a strong action. When Italy decided on the 6.5, they used a bullet that was to heavy/long. The bullet would catch the rifleing before it had fully left the case neck and would twist into 2 pieces. The answer they came up w/ is a progressive rifleing. The twist rate gets faster the closer to the bore you get. There is no other Military rifle that was built this way. 50 yards is not a true test. The sights are of the 300 meter variety. You are looking at 8"+ high at 100 yards. The Germans actually rebarreled them to 8x57. They have allot of History.
     
  7. Benning Boy

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    DUDE! Are those your ammo cans? *drool*:eek:
     
  8. TheOldMan

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    You noticed that too:eek::eek:

    About your stock crack. Why not try and repair it? Sounds and looks like you really made out here.
     
  9. gandog56

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    About half of my 10 Mosin Nagants were 70 dollar rifles.
     
  10. m72law

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    need to find a range around here with more than the tipical 100yrds...

    thats about half of them benning...most are 95% full from .22rimfire to 37mm...when full..a stack of those things can get heavy quick..i'd hate to stack'em all in the same spot and hear something crashing through my floor at 3am. :eek:

    elmer's glue does work wonders...;)

    i remember buying a few 15years ago at roses (department store)for 49.00bucks and chinese sks's for 79.00...hell they even had FAL's for 350.00 at the same time...if i only could've looked into the future.:eek:
     
  11. M14sRock

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    I don't know if they are still using it, but Steyr called "progressive rifling" by the term "gain twist" and they used it in their hunting rifles back in the late 80's and early 90's. They always said it caused less bullet deformation. Seemed to me like it would make barrels much more expensive to make.
     
  12. CD Woods

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    Nice Rifle

    Very nice rifle. I also noticed the Ammo Cans. Are they full? If so next time show some Ammo Porn by opening them all up and let us drool. Great Catch!
     
  13. if any of you have read "unattended consequences" they talk about the infamous carcano and about how much of a piece of crap rifle it is
     
  14. RadioActiV

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    I have what looks like the same rifle, but mine is longer. Also doesn't have any markings on it and it's missing the bolt. So thanks for posting gave me an idea on what I may have. I inherited it from my dad it wasn't one he apparently thought to take care of. So it has been neglected quite badly.
     
  15. spittinfire

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    I think you did well for $70, should be a fun shooter. Your ammo stock looks a little low, you might want to replenish it.
     
  16. TheOldMan

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    When do we get a range report ??:D
     
  17. Highpower

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    You DO realize that book is a work of "fiction" right? :D
     
  18. Highpower

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    That must be an OLD picture, because he hasn't relocated ALL the labels to the front of the cans yet. :eek:

    Try finding a particular batch of ammo when they are all stacked 3 or 4 high like that, and the labels are all on top. :eek:

    I have a dedicated label maker now since I learned the hard way. :D
     
  19. Slickrick214

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    There are a few ways to fix the crack in your stock IF it really bothers you that much or if it worsens.

    1)Take a syringe (with the needle) and use that to force glue into the cracks as deeply as possible and then clamp the piece for 24 hours.

    2)You can also use a two part epoxy blend. Mix it to a water-like consistency, apply to crack, then use a hair dryer so that it sinks into the crack. Wipe away the excess and let dry.

    You could ignore the crack but it's worth trying to prevent a complete break. Once that happens your stock is ruined.
     
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