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Carcano Cavalry Carbine

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Carcano Cavalry Carbine

#1 Post by vandle » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:23 am

Looking for another carcano for the collection, I came across this cavalry carbine for sale. always wanted one and they don't come up very often so I grabbed it.

Its dated 1936 and was made at Gardone Val Trompia who manufactured these particular models between 1935-37

Its void of any coutaches on the stock but the overall condition is good.
Now i need to shoot it
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Re: Carcano Cavlary Carbine

#2 Post by vandle » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:33 am

Some more pics
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Re: Carcano Cavlary Carbine

#3 Post by 2flasargent » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:26 pm

I've had one by the same maker that shoots really well. As you may know be sure to 'bury' the front sight deep in the notch to get it on paper. Mine came w/o the mounted bayonet or mount. I haven't been able to find either. It is reasonably accurate. enjoy.

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Re: Carcano Cavlary Carbine

#4 Post by vandle » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:56 am

Hey 2flasargent

We both are going to the range this weekend to see how it goes. The bore looks good so hopefully it should hit paper.
Never shot one of these carbines before so it will be an experience. I heard they bark a bit louder than the long rifles.
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Re: Carcano Cavlary Carbine

#5 Post by S.B. » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:32 pm

I don't have a Carcano yet, haven't seen one for sale in my area at a good price but, my interest continues? Thank you for sharing.
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Re: Carcano Cavlary Carbine

#6 Post by vandle » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:13 pm

Don't give up looking for one.
They are fun to shoot and yes, they have a healthy bark.
The results from the range are mixed but i think it was more
the shooter than the rifle.

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Re: Carcano Cavalry Carbine

#7 Post by apachedawg » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:31 pm

I got my Cav Carbine several years ago. Great shooter.

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