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Old December 30, 2012, 08:45 PM   #6
James K
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Well, I have fired my 8mm Carcano and it didn't blow up, but I sure would like to know what you mean by "the bolt came apart when my father was shooting it".

Those guns were converted in Germany as part of the "last ditch" effort to arm the "Volksturm", the children and elderly who were expected to die for Der F├╝hrer in the last days of WWII. No Italian ammo was available, so the conversion made a sort of sense and the guns were at least as safe as some of the other rifles issued at the time.

Those 8mm en-bloc clips are rarer than chicken's choppers, and probably two of them are worth more than the gun.

Jim
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