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what do I have here?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jbisky, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. jbisky

    jbisky Member

    Got thrown in on a trade deal, not real sure make or model, it is a 6.5 cal, has a FAG 42, looks to be a crown of some type stamped mark on the butt stock. any Ideas? thanks

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  2. KodiakBeer

    KodiakBeer member

    An Italian Carcano made in 1942 by Fabrica d'Armi Gardone
  3. GCBurner

    GCBurner Well-Known Member

    That's the neat little Carcano with the folding bayonet. Used to be nobody wanted them, because they were hell to try and sporterize into a hunting rifle, and the Italian wartime guns didn't have the best rep for quality or accuracy, particularly with the fixed sights. Now they're turning into collectible militaria. That one is known as the Cavalry Carbine, Moschetto da Cavalleria.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011
  4. jbisky

    jbisky Member

    thanks guys... kinda neat little rifle,its a little abused,but ill take her out and see how well she shoots or not shoots well.do you know of a web site to explain the take down and parts list for this?
  5. GCBurner

    GCBurner Well-Known Member

    Yep: http://www.surplusrifle.com/carcano9138/index.asp
  6. BrocLuno

    BrocLuno Well-Known Member

    As long as the barrel has not been butchered, it should be fine. Since many of the Carcanos had gain rifling, they need the factory barrel as built to shoot well.

    Hope it cleans up nicely. Very cool guns actually :)

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