it is an older gun. probably from WWII. it is a carcano rifle. it was originally a 6.5x52mm, i guess after the war they modified some of these guns to shoot the 8mm mauser round. but these experiments failed and so clips were never made. making the guns single shots. the rifles just dissapeared because nobody wanted them. some old guy sold it to me for 80$ and said it was sitting around forever. i cleaned it out and had a gun smith look at it and he said it should be okay but my father says not to trust it. so i want some opinions. heres the link to the photos: gun - a set on Flickr sorry if i haven't given enough detail. just feel free to ask me!