7.35 Carcano -- Price Check and Input


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SwearNoAllegiance
March 8, 2009, 12:59 AM
I may go back on Monday and purchase a 1938 Carcano rifle chambered for the 7.35 round.

It was a nice looking gun and the action worked fine--good bore and all that. As I understand things, the same gun, chambered in 6.5 was the one which shot (supposedly) Kennedy. So it is kind of a neat piece for the collection. I'd use it for killing paper. They want $150 for it so it is budget worthy.

They also had an Arisaka for $180. My only hesitation on that one was that it was not the original stock. I'm picky about such things. Some fellow put a custom stock, looked laminated, and had a super comfortable cheek rest.

My only hesitation is the ammo. 7.35 is something I cannot find anywhere. The dealer said when it comes around it is about $28 a box. Anyone know where I can find a dealer for it? Aimsurplus only has the 6.5 at a solid price.

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.45Guy
March 8, 2009, 08:47 AM
Try Gad's for ammo: http://gadcustomcartridges.com/ Or every now and then you can still stumble across some surplus on Breda chargers. Wish I could help more, but I'm pretty sure I have all of six rounds of 7.35 left. BTW, is it a former Finn?

Speedo66
March 8, 2009, 10:20 AM
They used to have dump tables full of them when I was younger. It was take your pick for $12 at Modells on Chambers St. down in Manhattan. How times have changed in NY.

I seem to recall they only had one locking lug, or at least the 6.5s if I remember correctly.

.45Guy
March 8, 2009, 10:23 AM
Nope, two large solid opposed locking lugs, and the root of the bolt handle functions as number three.

mokin
March 8, 2009, 10:40 AM
I've had my eyes open for one of those for a while to go into the collection. I have a 6.5mm Carcano that is a lot of fun to shoot. I passed up a 7.35 Carcano priced at $125.00 and was told it was on the pricey side but I haven't seen one any cheaper. My personal thoughts are the price you quoted is probably pretty good.

I've done a lot of shopping for 7.35 ammo in the meantime too. My thoughts there are that it would be easier to buy the 7.35 dies, bullets (Hornady makes them), and fireform brass from my 6.5mm brass stock. I think I saw some factory loaded ammo at Buffalo Arms.

That's a pretty rifle.

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