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Old December 8, 2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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My new Carcano...with some trench art

Hello Curio kids, riddle me this. I added a new rifle to my C & R collection and it had some curious carving on the stock. She is a 1940, M1891/38 chambered in 6.5 Carcano. Check out these pics and tell me what you think the numbers carved in the stock are. obviously the letters are someone initials and I thought the numbers could have been a date, but I'm not quite sure. Give me some internet wisdom!!!!
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Old December 8, 2013, 12:56 AM   #2
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I'm thinking it means that some kid got it on november 11 2003.
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Old December 8, 2013, 05:59 AM   #3
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Someone commemorated the assassination of John Kennedy. J.K.- John Kennedy, 11/22/3- November 22, 1963. And Oswald used a Carcano to assassinate the president.
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Old December 9, 2013, 06:05 PM   #4
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Someone commemorated the assassination of John Kennedy. J.K.- John Kennedy, 11/22/3- November 22, 1963. And Oswald used a Carcano to assassinate the president.
This. Obviously a very repugnant "joke."
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Old December 9, 2013, 06:53 PM   #5
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Before I even read l.cutlers post that's what I thought.
Undoubtedly poor taste if that's what it is supposed to be.
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Old December 9, 2013, 07:07 PM   #6
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Definitely disturbing, but I don't know what else it could be.
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Old December 9, 2013, 08:30 PM   #7
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It could be someone's attempt to make a fraudulent "collectible" for the ignorant.
I can only imagine the story of how the scam artist managed to acquire Oswald's rifle with his tally mark.
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Old December 10, 2013, 02:59 PM   #8
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I would ordinarily balk at the idea of sanding the stock on a relic, but on that one, I would definitely want that off of it.
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Old December 10, 2013, 06:23 PM   #9
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I have the same model and have to admit that I agree with Leadchucker
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Old December 11, 2013, 06:27 PM   #10
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I would def re-sand the stock in this case!
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Old December 11, 2013, 09:52 PM   #11
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Oh wow. ... never even thought of that. ... unfortunately sandpaper wont take that out. The marks are about a quarter inch deep in the stock. I bought the rifle just to complete my WWII collection, not as a really serious collectors p piece. Maybe ill look around for a new stock. thanks guys
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Old December 11, 2013, 10:42 PM   #12
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concur, that would not be a lot of sanding and would remove a heck of a lot of wood in the process.
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Old December 12, 2013, 08:05 AM   #13
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Maybe see if you could snag this one?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mannlicher-C...-/121232909374
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Old December 12, 2013, 08:58 PM   #14
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Those marks aren't that deep. You might be surprised at what 50 grit could do with it. It might not be pretty, but at least those marks would be gone.
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Old December 12, 2013, 10:48 PM   #15
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The Kennedy date doesn't make sense. Why would the guy put just "3" and not "63?" If that is a date, then it would make more sense for it to be 11/22/2003.
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Old December 15, 2013, 02:07 PM   #16
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Maybe see if you could snag this one?
CowTowner, it's a moot point now, but that stock on eBay was for a '91 Moschetto, and was not correct for his gun. I know at one time, Sarco had some 1938 stocks, so you might give them a call and see if they still have any. Another source might be Northridge International or Springfield Sporters.

OP, what you are looking for is a "Model 1938" stock.

Edit: Just did a Google and found that Sarco has them listed, part #"CC046 Carcano Stock, Short Rifle 38 " $44.50 and IN STOCK NOW.

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Old December 20, 2013, 12:51 AM   #17
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Thanks gyvel. Ill go checj em out
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