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Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by randy420, May 10, 2013.
I think its an old ww1 arisaka type 30 rifle but I'm not 100% sure.
What he means is:
Pics of markings, the top if the receiver, and the rear of the bolt may be more useful in identifying the rifle.
Kinda looks like an Arisaka to me, but I could be wrong, it's happened before
It is a Carcano..................Its the Japanese Carcano Type I Rifle.
Its either a Type 30 or a Type I (Italian made). I need pics of the top of the receiver, and the safety would help.... Does it still have its "Mum"??
Not really, they just didn't show the right angles of the parts photographed and are kinda fuzzy.
We have a winner! The safety is Carcano, the hole in the stock for
the magazine box is way too wide for the regular Carcano single stack
Pretty much the only thing it can be is a Type I. Or what's left of one.
Do you think it might of been demilitarized?
As in "rendered inert and incapable of firing"? Probably not. Check the bore
to see if it has a hole through it, and check the barrel for holes drilled in it
to be sure.
It actually looks fairly complete. It's missing the magazine box, the
bottom metal (trigger guard, magazine follower/spring, the hinged door
that covers the magazine etc.) It's also missing at least the trigger,
and maybe some other parts that make it go bang.
It's a Type I, which is a bit rarer than your run of the mill type 99. Might
be worth getting it back up and running in it's original configuration.
Problem is that it's a Type I------I have no idea what might fit it for
parts or where to find them. I'm sure someone will be along shortly
with superior knowledge on the subject, amazing what some of the
people on these forums know!
I think here is what you need..................
I'm hoping someone can chime in and help me with my carcano type rifle. It's missing the rear sight and the bolt. The only markings I found were on the base of the barrel. The markings read "Roma 917". I would really like to get this rifle up and running. Any help is appreciated.
Show us whatcha got.
Roma 917 is the only markings I've found that could indicate the model of the rifle.
Check out NUMRICH !..............
Thanks for the link. I'm new to hunting parts for old guns! Hopefully I can buy a complete bolt when they're back in stock.
Lone Wolf go to www.e-sarcoinc.com and you will find the Carcano parts. I did see some bolt parts listed. If that does not work just go to Google and type in where to find Carcano parts and you will get a list of places to visit.
Will do. Thanks for the info!
If I was to buy the stripped bolt for around $20 bucks, what else would I need other than firing pin, spring, cocking piece etc.
Your best bet may be to buy another Carcano for parts. Here's one for $40---and it's pretty much complete.
Unless the gun has some serious sentimental value (your favorite uncle brought it home from WWII??) or you just want
to try your skills at gunsmithing on something that's no great loss if you botch it, there are better choices out there.
Carcano ammo is a bit hard to find, and it's a bit pricey. The ammo clip (yes, not a magazine) falls out after the last shot,
and the safety is almost as much of an abomination as the one on a Arisaksa. The Carcano's only claim to fame is that it
is probably the last military issue rifle ever to use gain twist rifling. (well--that and the Kennedy thing)
If you really like the look of old military iron, Mosin Nagant, SKS, Hakim, Mausers in 47 flavors, the SMLE and lots of other options that
are not crazy spendy or hard to feed might be a better choice.