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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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Re: Carcano Cavalry Carbine

#8 Post by CGSteve » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:00 am

I just got one also, except mine has a fixed sight. Same manufacturer. I think from reading, it is an M38 cavalry carbine.

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Re: Carcano Cavalry Carbine

#9 Post by vandle » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:16 am

CGSteve wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:00 am
I just got one also, except mine has a fixed sight. Same manufacturer. I think from reading, it is an M38 cavalry carbine.
The fixed sights indicate m38 but I believe that brecia manufactured m38 carbines with the adjustable rear sight just to
confuse things a little.
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Re: Carcano Cavalry Carbine

#10 Post by CGSteve » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:51 am

vandle wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:16 am
CGSteve wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:00 am
I just got one also, except mine has a fixed sight. Same manufacturer. I think from reading, it is an M38 cavalry carbine.
The fixed sights indicate m38 but I believe that brecia manufactured m38 carbines with the adjustable rear sight just to
confuse things a little.
Yes I've been reading some sites that show that.

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Re: Carcano Cavalry Carbine

#11 Post by M67 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:29 pm

And with the first type front sight too! Even in the M38 era!
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Re: Carcano Cavalry Carbine

#12 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:29 pm

These pig sticker carbines are fun. here is one of mine. Fun toys to shoot. Someones bring back with original sling. None of these had import marks. I liked these but never got one of the small kids ones.
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Re: Carcano Cavalry Carbine

#13 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:30 pm

more pics of same rifle
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Re: Carcano Cavalry Carbine

#14 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:31 pm

and still more pics from the old file
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Re: Carcano Cavalry Carbine

#15 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:33 pm

and one more ... In the U.S. no one wanted these and they could be had for around $75-125.
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