unknown rifle

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by supergus, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. supergus

    supergus New Member

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    Saw an old military bolt action rifle today that had "FAT 92" stamped on the bolt cover underneath a crown. The tag said "unknown" with a price of $149.
    What is it?
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Stamped FAT, huh? Rosie O'Donnell's rifle? In all likelihood, it is an Italian Carcano- since FAT is the stamp from the Italian Arsenal. Fabrica Armi Terni. But just a wild guess on my part.
     

  3. supergus

    supergus New Member

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    A little beer just shot out my nose:D Seriousl;y though, that makes sense. Isn't that what Oswald used?
     
  4. Slickrick214

    Slickrick214 New Member

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    It probably is an Italian Carcano. As mentioned above the letters FAT DO stand for Fabbrica Armi Terni . This is a list of Carcano's used during the war. Look at some of the pictures at the link below (under infantry weapons) and see if any match up to the rifle you have. Also from what I have read

    http://books.google.com/books?id=Kqm5J6W1VuQC&pg=PA345&lpg=PA345&dq=Fabrica+Armi+Terni&source=web&ots=l9U39UDnYA&sig=VdhsIcAWzEPN2x5zPCAwMV-nGak&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=2&ct=result#PPA344,M1

    This link gives a whole history of Fabbrica Armi Terni and the Carcano rifle- http://books.google.com/books?id=Eq2Dnj4sDZIC&pg=PA272&lpg=PA272&dq=History+of+Fabbrica+Armi+Terni&source=web&ots=saoBr6NBxQ&sig=bWQy30OoBczQHi0pU3fXB5BwBFM&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2008