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M38 Carcano FAT41

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:24 pm
by M67
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.

Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:44 am
by Airforce1
Nice looking. Never seen one with that sling setup before. Do you have any pics of that setup?

Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:58 am
by M67
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.

Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:59 am
by vandle
Looks like the rear sling swivel and front band very similar to a Carcano 41 long rifle.

Both manufactured at Terni and both 1941.

Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:27 pm
by M67
More photos and sling swivels particulary.

Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:26 pm
by vandle
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

Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:27 pm
by indy1919a4
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..

http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/world-fir ... se-702797/

Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:46 pm
by indy1919a4
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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Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:27 pm
by Horsefriend
I've never seen a front band like that either :)

Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:08 pm
by damorealan696
Do think it might be a vet return ?

Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:41 pm
by M67
The rifle was hidden in the house after the Second world War the cause of the hunting and "just in case" reason!

Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:35 pm
by OldRifles
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.

Pat

Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:31 pm
by M67
Please for some education on that Carcano FAT41!
After detailed serch I noticed that the Carcano M38 rifle does not have a Fascist year number. Is it normal for that year (1941) of production?
Thanks
Franko-M67

Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:48 pm
by S.B.
Could that be a M38 Carcano in a 91/24 stock?
Steve

Re: M38 Carcano FAT41

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:11 pm
by M67
I dont think so. Here is mine Carcano M91/24 from originaly 1917.
You can see that the side sling loop is fixed.