Hiya Guy's . Awhile back a friend bought a gun safe from an estate sale with a few firearms in it, so he set them aside and hasn't done anything with them since he cleaned up the safe and has been using it for his personal collection. Well, he finally decided that since they we're just sitting around & since he hasn't done anything with them, it was time tl move them along. While we were out running around yesterday we stopped by his place while we were in Caldwell to see what he had. Turns out he had a pair of vintage bb guns from the 50's that he had a buyer for, a Japanese Arisaka sported that looks to be for the 6.5 Jap, and this beautiful 1942 M38 Italian Carcano that had 55 rds of original brass cased 6.5 Carcano ammo on emblock clips. Needless to say I snatched up the arisaka Sporter and the Italian Carcano for $140 bucks . As most of you know I'm primarily into the milsurp Firearms & the history behind them rather than the cheap off the rack production firearms from the big box gun stores. This gave me the opportunity to delve into the Carcano history side of things and after studying the differences between the 7.35mm & the 6.5mm, I'm glad I scooped up this little 6.5 M38 carbine for my collection while I could and it'll go nicely with my 6.5 swedes. Another reason I was really interested in it is because it's a mannlicher action just like my Steyr M95, meaning the emblock clip is loaded into the top of the receiver and when you chamber the last round the empty clip falls out of the bottom of the receiver. I haven't cleaned it yet but overall I'd say it's probably in 8 out of 10 condition with a nice bore and I really like the stock, it has a lot of patina to it but it still looks really good. On a side note Factory ammo is readily available and affordable from Privy / PPU and reloading for it shouldn't be too bad .