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M38 Carcano FAT41

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M38 Carcano FAT41

#1 Post by M67 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:24 pm

I got this M38 Carcano rifle beside HSc pistol yesterday. All matching FAT41 - fabbrica d'armi di Terni year of production 1941. It is in 6,5 mm caliber. Never dissassembled. Nice metal and wood and everythind is very dry. The barrel is pitted but stil strong rifling.
From my local area. I am very happy.
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Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

#2 Post by Airforce1 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:44 am

Nice looking. Never seen one with that sling setup before. Do you have any pics of that setup?

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#3 Post by M67 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:58 am

Yes, it is true. Me nider I have never seen this set before. I should clean the barrel but i will not dissassemble the rifle. All screws are intact.
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#4 Post by vandle » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:59 am

Looks like the rear sling swivel and front band very similar to a Carcano 41 long rifle.

Both manufactured at Terni and both 1941.
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#5 Post by M67 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:27 pm

More photos and sling swivels particulary.
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#6 Post by vandle » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:26 pm

The front barrel band is different to the 41 long rifle, never seen that before either.
Normally the side sling loop is fixed. I haven,t been able to find an references to this type of barrel band
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#7 Post by indy1919a4 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:27 pm

That is really fantastic.. I came across one carbine that has the lower sling mounts.. But this does not have the side mounts.. That forward barrel band is like nothing I can ever recall.. Very neat..

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#8 Post by indy1919a4 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:46 pm

Did come across a similar front barrel band in Richard Hobbs book.. But this was for a 7.35 caliber rifle..

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#9 Post by Horsefriend » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:27 pm

I've never seen a front band like that either :)
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#10 Post by damorealan696 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:08 pm

Do think it might be a vet return ?

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#11 Post by M67 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:41 pm

The rifle was hidden in the house after the Second world War the cause of the hunting and "just in case" reason!
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Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

#12 Post by OldRifles » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:35 pm

Very nice find!
According to a wartime OSS agent posted to Slovenia during the war, entire Partisan units were armed with Italian small arms after the armistice in September 1943.

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