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Carcano, I think a 91/38 or something...I'm not sure. Maybe one of the more learned members here can shed some light on her. She's in 6.5x52mm, and came with three en bloc clips and I picked up a cheapy black nylon web sling for her. I figure, what the heck, it'll be a good knock-around and hog rifle. I had the pleasure of shooting her before I picked her up, and she's a real nice girl. Light recoil, yet ferocious bark, I love it. Have some more pictures of the various markings and such.







ONLY spot of concern I have, there is about an inch-long crack at the wrist of the stock, underneath where your hand would rest. I conferred with my gunsmith and he reassured me that since the recoil is so light(He had another one for sale and loves the Carcanos so much he has a few in his personal collection), that it would be of no consequence.




All in all? I like it. Cheap, looks good, rather nice trigger for a mil-surp, though the safety will take some getting used to.

Not bad for $250, eh?
 

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Congratulations on your new firearm.
 

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Not sure why the Carcanos got such a bad rep, probably Lee Harvey. Enjoy your purchase, you may have to reload to afford to shoot it though.
 

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Interesting! Can you get ammo for it?
 

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Congratulations nice rifle. If only they could talk.
 

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Yes, I can get ammo for it, the gunsmith I bought it from is an avid Carcano fan, and he makes sure to keep several brands in stock, from the cheaper PPU plinking ammo to the nice Hornady hunting loads.
 
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