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Old July 17, 2013, 02:12 AM   #1
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What kind of Carcano is this????

So.....I just purchased a rifle that has an exact 91/28 configuration with adjustable sights...the strange thing is that is has 39 xvii with fna Brescia marked on the barrel. Serial number is in the b600 range. From what I can tell it has not been bubba'd with or sporterized as the barrel length is correct as well. It is chambered in 6.5 too...whether it was 7.35 originally, I am not sure. I know Brescia was the only manufacturer who put those type of adjustable sights on the 91/38 Calvary it possible they had some left of these sights left over in 39 and simply used it on this ts rifle?? Please help!
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Old July 17, 2013, 09:40 AM   #2
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it's possible. the italians weren't exactly known for their consistency when it came to arms manufacturing in that time period. flip flopping calibers, bores that ranged .004 in either direction from nominal. I wouldn't be surprised if some worker found a crate of sights in a back room and the foreman told them to just use them up.
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Old July 17, 2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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Looks to me like a textbook example of a 91/28. What's the issue? They were made with the short adjustable sight by FNA Brescia and Beretta.
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