My 1st Carcano

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by hcso617, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. hcso617

    hcso617 New Member

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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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  2. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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  3. hcso617

    hcso617 New Member

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    Nitro thanks for the info!
     
  4. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    No problem. Let us know how she shoots. Maybe post a Range Report.
     
  5. hcso617

    hcso617 New Member

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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,

    Matt