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Old July 21, 2012, 07:48 AM   #1
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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.
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Old July 21, 2012, 08:03 AM   #2
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Old July 21, 2012, 08:20 AM   #3
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Nice rifle but it looks like its chambered in 7.35mm not 6.5 just so you know.
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Old July 23, 2012, 09:32 AM   #4
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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.
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Old July 23, 2012, 12:10 PM   #5
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Madcratebuilder - very nice! Looks like it is in great condition . . . hmmmm 1939 . . . used once and dropped by the Italians at the front? ;-)
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Old July 24, 2012, 08:07 AM   #6
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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.
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Old August 11, 2012, 07:09 AM   #7
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Got a chance to shoot this yesterday, not bad considering the 73 year old ammo. Did some swapping for this fodder.








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Old August 11, 2012, 05:21 PM   #8
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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.
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Old August 17, 2012, 11:45 PM   #9
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Very nice gun!
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