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Carcano bayonet channel

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:38 pm
by Mark AP
Any ideas?
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Re: Carcano bayonet channel

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:48 pm
by indy1919a4
That is to make room for the Folding Bayonet.. A very nice accessory.. The Bayonet was discontinued because it was very expensive to make.. So they did fill in the wood groove like the French did with their Berthiers when the got rid of the long removable "cleaning" rod/stacking rod

Re: Carcano bayonet channel

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:50 pm
by Mark AP
Any clue why it was filled in? Seems like it would be pointless for bubba to do that but who knows. I wonder if the Italians or Finns would have done that?

Re: Carcano bayonet channel

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:54 pm
by indy1919a4
Is this a Finn Carcano?? 7.35 caliber??

Carcano bayonet channel

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:57 pm
by Mark AP
indy1919a4 wrote:Is this a Finn Carcano?? 7.35 caliber??
It’s 7.35 but not SA marked. I’m really not sure if it went to Finland and did not get marked or maybe it never went to Finland.

Re: Carcano bayonet channel

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:58 pm
by Mark AP
The bayonet it came with looks exactly like a folder but does not fold. It may have been modified to not fold.

Re: Carcano bayonet channel

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:03 pm
by indy1919a4
I have seen some of the folding Bayonets reworked not to fold..

Re: Carcano bayonet channel

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:05 pm
by Mark AP
indy1919a4 wrote:I have seen some of the folding Bayonets reworked not to fold..
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Re: Carcano bayonet channel

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:14 pm
by indy1919a4
forgot to add that I remember seeing a Carcano at a show (Tulsa???) several years ago and the bayonet grove was filled, I swear I do not remember anything about the gun, caliber, etc. I had assumed it was more common than what it may be..

Re: Carcano bayonet channel

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:22 am
by slowbob2
Only bubba uses wood putty . It was also popular to fill in side sling cutouts with wood putty .

Re: Carcano bayonet channel

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:25 am
by Mark AP
slowbob2 wrote:Only bubba uses wood putty . It was also popular to fill in side sling cutouts with wood putty .
Thankfully they only did the bayonet channel. I’m trying to figure out the best way to remove it. If I decide to keep the rifle I will remove it if I decide to sell it I’ll leave that up to the new owner. I’ve been debating on selling it for sometime now, I just have not came to a decision yet.

Re: Carcano bayonet channel

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:51 pm
by indy1919a4
So I did not see that before, is it wood putty or fitted wood?? I am next to positive the one I saw was fitted wood.. Looked just like those filled wood channels on Birthiers..

Re: Carcano bayonet channel

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:14 pm
by Mark AP
Well I just went ahead and removed the wood filler. I got very lucky because it only took a few chips at it and it loosened right up and I was able to just peel it out. I can’t even tell it was ever there. I’ll bet a few trips to the range and it would have just fell right out. I’ve actually never shot a Carcano so if I can find a clip for it and a few rounds of ammo I wouldn’t mind seeing how it shoots.