View Full Version : .35 Tourney Caliber?

August 29, 2000, 06:43 PM
My son inherited a old bolt action rifle in .35 Tourney. Not sure of the correct spelling. He once bougth some ammo from Old Western Scrounger that was headstamped like 1938. Is any ammo currently available in this caliber. Where was this caliber used and in what era? U.S.A. or foreign only?

Paul B.
August 31, 2000, 01:08 PM
Oldspeed. The only thing that comes to mind is the Italian 7.35 Mannlicher-Carcano made by the Terni arsenal in 1938. Could this be the round you are talking about? If so, that ammo is corrosive as hell, and the barrel should be given the hot soapy water treatment after firing. (I found out the hard way.) Had one of those years ago. Power is somewhat under the .300 Savage range if I remember correctly. Bullet is an oddball size, but I don't have the diameter at hand. As far as I know, no commercial sporting ammo is being made at this time.
Hope this helps some.
Paul B.

James K
August 31, 2000, 05:40 PM
If the gun is a 7.35 Mannlicher-Carcano, the bullet is a true .30 caliber. All bullets called .30 caliber are actually .308, so can't be fired in the 7.35. New ammo is available for the older caliber, 6.5mm Carcano, but not for the 7.35mm.