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Old January 3, 2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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Carcano price

Im thinking about trying to get a carcano. anyone know what they go for nowadays? thanks
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Old January 3, 2013, 12:15 PM   #2
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average condition run from $250-400.
rare examples run around $600.
stay away from the 8x57mm models. they were last ditch effort conversions by Nazi Germany to outfit their troops and were prone to catastrophic failures.
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Old January 3, 2013, 12:36 PM   #3
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yeah i planned to stay away from 8mm. I remember like 2 or 3 years ago they could be had for 150
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Old January 3, 2013, 01:06 PM   #4
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While I'm not up on current prices (it wasn't long ago you could find fairly nice specimens for $100 or less), the 6.5x52 models always seemed to bring higher prices than 7.35x51 models. This is likely due to the fact that while still uncommon, 6.5x52 ammo is much more common than 7.35x51 ammo.
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Old January 5, 2013, 10:24 AM   #5
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IMHO, any Carcano over $220, would have to be an excellent specimen. I agree rare ones may be worth more. They are common at gunshows, at least in my area and in TX. I picked up a 7.35 in as issued condition with the bayonet & sling for $175. That was 1 year ago. It has turned out to be an excellent shooter.
I have seen Carcanos list for much more on the auction sites, but they have been on the auction site for a long time.
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Old January 5, 2013, 10:36 AM   #6
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alright maybe i will try the next gun show in my area thanks
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Old January 5, 2013, 05:50 PM   #7
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I picked up a 38 cav. carbine, all original, no import marks, exc. bore, 130.00 at a small show near me this fall'
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