It is a Carcano "Type I" that I acquired in a trade recently.
I ended up using a wooden dowel and a small flat head to pry it up. I did the exact same thing many times prior to my post and had no luck. I gave it a rest for a while. I tried only one time after reading all the replies and it decided to work.
After a lot of reading I would like to shoot it some time. I suspect it has seen action because it has a notch taken from the stock. Maybe I will fire it one day but who knows... It is missing a few things I am looking for.
It NEEDS... A butt plate, bayonet, Clip/s and a cleaning rod. PM me