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 Post subject: gunsmith carcano.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:58 pm 
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My gunsmith has two carcanos for sale, cheap. One hex, one round receiver. I tried posting pics but pixels are too big. I had troubles with this before. I will try to figure it out after work tomorrow. The hex receiver says 1900, the round e6870. Round receiver has the better bore. 6.5 x something. I'd like to purchase the better one of the two. Is ammo available? Enbloc clips available?


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 Post subject: Re: gunsmith carcano.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:36 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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The 1900 one might be something - got the serial # on that one? Ammo & clips are readily available. SW

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 Post subject: Re: gunsmith carcano.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:45 pm 
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Something 36-xh?


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 Post subject: Re: gunsmith carcano.
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Might be a Torre Annunziata - those are good property. SW

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 Post subject: Re: gunsmith carcano.
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It also has ardone v.t. and a crown, then re.


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 Post subject: Re: gunsmith carcano.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:31 am 
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Crown & RE are standard army marks. Go for the most complete one - you will have the best chance of recovering your $ if you tire of it.

If it was me, I'd be looking hard at the 1900 example. No matter what, it's a combat vet and historical artifact... unless it's incomplete & sportered. SW

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 Post subject: Re: gunsmith carcano.
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Here are a couple pics of the Carcanos described. Both are M91 cav moschettos - one is a Terni and the other is a Gardone, VT. SW

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 Post subject: Re: gunsmith carcano.
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Eli grabbed the Gardone for a very favorable price. In the pics here, we see the CAI import mark that nails down it came from Albania/Balkans. Further reinforcing that is the abundant cosmo seen on the bolt.

Cosmolene must be a principle product of Albania - they literally soaked rifles in it before export. A bother to clean, but minimal rust.

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And a profile shot. I like it! SW

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 Post subject: Re: gunsmith carcano.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:11 pm 
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Shot the cav carbine a couple days ago. Spent more time clearing jams than shooting. Worked on the bolt and the chamber today. Now its cycling real smooth. Kicks like a mule though. Not quite as much as my m95 but close. Shot about two feet high at a hundred yards. Any advice on loading a round at a time? The extractor doesn't want to grab it, and the round gets stuck in the chamber. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: gunsmith carcano.
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If you don't have a clip, you can remove the bolt to fit the rim under the extractor. Then carefully slide the bolt back into the receiver.

Otherwise the magazine/cartridge lifter is still crapped up with cosmo & needs to soak in solvent a while more. SW

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 Post subject: Re: gunsmith carcano.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:14 pm 
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Thanks for the tips. This carbine is working nice now. Cleaned up the bolt face, and more cosmoline. Shoots pretty good, about a foot high at 100 yards. Now looking for a recoil pad. Great bayonet on this rifle. Well designed.


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 Post subject: Re: gunsmith carcano.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:27 pm 
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How much does he want for the other one?


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 Post subject: Re: gunsmith carcano.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:43 pm 
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I checked, and it quickly sold. SW

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 Post subject: Re: gunsmith carcano.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:19 pm 
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Bummer, stuffs becoming rare as hens teeth


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