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madcratebuilder
July 21, 2012, 07:48 AM
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/Carcano/DSCN4269.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/Carcano/DSCN4268.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/Carcano/DSCN4265.jpg

I knew I should have sold that 6.5 Italian ammo I had in the swap box. Well, at least I get to shoot it now.

Pilot
July 21, 2012, 08:03 AM
Stay out of any book depositories!

;)

tater134
July 21, 2012, 08:20 AM
Nice rifle but it looks like its chambered in 7.35mm not 6.5 just so you know.

madcratebuilder
July 23, 2012, 09:32 AM
Yup, it visited Finland for a while. Picked it up yesterday and it's in very nice condition, bore is great. It's a Fucile Corto Model 38 7.35mm, SA marked, made by RE Terni 1939 XVII.

bedbugbilly
July 23, 2012, 12:10 PM
Madcratebuilder - very nice! Looks like it is in great condition . . . hmmmm 1939 . . . used once and dropped by the Italians at the front? ;-)

madcratebuilder
July 24, 2012, 08:07 AM
used once and dropped by the Italians at the front? ;-)

Probably dropped by a Finn soldier too. From reading I see they were not very well thought of by the Finn's.

This rifle shoulders well but I find the bolt operation to be very clunky.

The bayonets cost way more than the damn rifles.

madcratebuilder
August 11, 2012, 07:09 AM
Got a chance to shoot this yesterday, not bad considering the 73 year old ammo. Did some swapping for this fodder.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/Carcano/pix178769316.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/Carcano/PICT0005.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/Carcano/PICT0013.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/Carcano/PICT0014.jpg

Avenger
August 11, 2012, 05:21 PM
A folding removable bayonet? That is NEAT! I assume it is locked when extended...because having it spring shut while you're roasting your dinner over the fire would be ANNOYING.

DennisCA
August 17, 2012, 11:45 PM
Very nice gun!