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I was on guns international.com looking for a deal and I saw a carcono 1939 short rifle that cost over 40 grand. The description didn't give a reason. What's up with that?
 

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Maybe it was a typo? By the way, amazing name, i haven't seen king of the hill in a long time
 

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Got a cheap scope, and the initials L H O carved in the stock?
 

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I've never owned a carcano and probably never will. Perhaps if they drop the price to under 35 thousand I might consider getting one. :D
 

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They're touting it as one of Lee Harvey Oswald's guns.
 

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My wife who was not very informed concerning military rifles once bought me an Italian Carcano which I found needed an extra thing inside to hold the cartridges. I looked for and finally found some ammo and fired it a few times and sold it. My thoughts were that the Carcano was a $60 rifle and perhaps not worth even that.

L.H.O. likely bought one because it was cheap. There are other cheap rifles around, thinking of the Mosin, but that rifle makes a Carcano look like a BB gun in comparison considering power & hitting where aimed !
 

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IMO a $10 rifle that sells for $100 in my area. Oswald was a very good marksman or was just lucky because I have owned several and neither were very accurate.
 

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cuate said:
My wife who was not very informed concerning military rifles once bought me an Italian Carcano which I found needed an extra thing inside to hold the cartridges. I looked for and finally found some ammo and fired it a few times and sold it. My thoughts were that the Carcano was a $60 rifle and perhaps not worth even that.

L.H.O. likely bought one because it was cheap. There are other cheap rifles around, thinking of the Mosin, but that rifle makes a Carcano look like a BB gun in comparison considering power & hitting where aimed !
It might be a BB gun, but it is a 40,000 dollar BB gun :D.
 

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I almost want to contact the seller and ask what's up. I'd imagine they would say in the description if they thought it was Oswald's gun.
 
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