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by Horsefriend
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Classic has Carcano Calvary Carbines
Replies: 18
Views: 2832

Re: Classic has Carcano Calvary Carbines

I took the $199 sale gable with RTI last month and must say I was very pleasantly surprised, got a nice 91/24 (1898/1926); blue almost gone, a little very minor pitting at the stock line in one plane, import mark low key and up behind the front site, but a decent stock 8/10 bore, matching numbers, f...
by Horsefriend
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: M38 Carcano FAT41
Replies: 14
Views: 7424

Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

I've never seen a front band like that either :)
by Horsefriend
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Collecting Clips by Date
Replies: 18
Views: 35373

Re: Collecting Clips by Date

Airforce1 wrote: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:15 pm
Horsefriend wrote: Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:17 pm I've picked up about twenty to date, and all are SMI 39, except for one brass one that is actually blank, no code
Can I get a picture of the one with no code if that is not too much to ask? Thanks.
Home now, will see about digging it out.

scott
by Horsefriend
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Collecting Clips by Date
Replies: 18
Views: 35373

Re: Collecting Clips by Date

I've picked up about twenty to date, and all are SMI 39, except for one brass one that is actually blank, no code
by Horsefriend
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Carcano M91/24 attic find
Replies: 9
Views: 7165

Re: Carcano M91/24 attic find

was there any "kit" left in the backpack?
by Horsefriend
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Pistols
Topic: 10.4 italian
Replies: 8
Views: 10279

Re: 10.4 italian

Did deepening the primer cavity take care of the punctured primer issue?
by Horsefriend
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Vetterli M70/87/15
Replies: 8
Views: 6662

Re: Vetterli M70/87/15

The bore is shiny , clean, looks as though it was never fired, outside, not so good. This rifle clearly had a hard life before conversion, and was likely never fired afterward. I was surprised at the spec, It was very slightly over .264 but my caliper is not reliable at 4 places to the right, maybe ...
by Horsefriend
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Vetterli M70/87/15
Replies: 8
Views: 6662

Re: Vetterli M70/87/15

nice family photo! I have two 80/87/15's and have put quite a few rounds through with no issue Might be a good idea to slug the barrel first, as one of mine is.264 and the other is .267. :/ Has anyone ever tried to correlate the bore variation with the arsenal the rifle was produced at? just wonderi...
by Horsefriend
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: 2 Carcano's @ Store in Michigan
Replies: 7
Views: 8493

Re: 2 Carcano's @ Store in Michigan

Unfortunately for those of us who appreciate them, they are becoming more sought after, as almost all the other nice mil-surps have become much more expensive the last few years. Did anyone ever think garden variety round reciever 91/30's would be going for $300+, and an unspeakable caliber M38 woul...
by Horsefriend
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Collecting Clips by Date
Replies: 18
Views: 35373

Re: Collecting Clips by Date

Just picked up some steel clips of , surprise, surprise, SMI 39 (7.35) and a bunch of loose 6.5 rounds that could use some cleaning before accurate ID
by Horsefriend
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: Carcano Test Shoot
Replies: 18
Views: 13269

Re: Carcano Test Shoot

Garand enblocs were normally thrown away during combat as well, the last thing you want troops in combat doing is scrabbling after a spent clip. :/
by Horsefriend
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: What's the deal with 6.5 Vetterli Rifles?
Replies: 2
Views: 3241

Re: What's the deal with 6.5 Vetterli Rifles?

I've fired PRVI out of both of mine with no ill effect, except for the usual key holing with one (.267 bore), but a friend reloads for me, don't know the specifics but he said the load is about 10% lower than factory PRVI.
by Horsefriend
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Italian Rifles
Topic: 2 Carcano's @ Store in Michigan
Replies: 7
Views: 8493

Re: 2 Carcano's @ Store in Michigan

Did anybody get these poor homeless rifles?
by Horsefriend
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: 1858 Remington Carbine Revolver
Replies: 3
Views: 4976

Re: 1858 Remington Carbine Revolver

after having been frozen, make sure the timing/indexing is dead on, when your arm is past the front of the cylinder, an shaved ball is most unpleasant. :/
by Horsefriend
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Books and Literature
Topic: NEW BOOK
Replies: 2
Views: 7119

Re: NEW BOOK

Have to agree with mncollektor, Jeff Sharra is one of the best current military history writers .

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