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 Post subject: Took the plunge.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:32 pm 
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Woke up this morning (afternoon) to find out I won a M91/28 Tromboncino on Proxibid. For quite a bit less than I thought. Looks like I will own one of the 14 or so in the states. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Took the plunge.
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=D> =D> I had to look that one up :think:
Lets have some detailed photos when it appears. :thumb: Here is a link for those that do not know what it is; talk about a nice find... :
http://www.smallarmsreview.com/display. ... icles=1528
http://www.carbinesforcollectors.com/cargrelau.html

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The carbine still has the grenade launcher?

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Complete.

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Do I sense a lot of PBJ sammiches and Ramen noodles in your future? :tounge: Seriously - a great acquisition!! :thumb: :clap: Ren

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Here is a picture. I will know more on Monday more than likely.


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Wow--congrats!

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Sent out my payment today so we will see how long it takes before it is in my hands. Hopefully I will get it before the October show.

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That rifle is worth everything you paid, it is beautiful... congrads


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Hey, was reading those two great links you provided and it posed a question. One says you use a blank and the other says you use a live regular round in the Grenade launcher. Does anyone know which it is???.. It almost seems F.M. that the bottom of that cup just contains a fired round like that.


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The Italian Army adopted an unusual spigot-type 38.5 mm rifle grenade launcher bolted to the side of a normal Carcano 6.5 mm carbine, the Moschetto di Fanteria Mod. 91/28 con Tromboncino. In use, the rifle's bolt was removed and installed in the spigot launcher. The rifle was placed butt-first against the ground, a grenade blank and grenade were loaded, and the grenade was launched. The necessity of changing the rifle bolt kept the rifle out of use until the bolt could be replaced, a slow and clumsy procedure. The bolt-changing procedure could also result in lost rifle bolts in the heat of battle, putting the weapon out of action completely. As a result, this design was not adopted by any other nation. Today, it can be seen as an early, if unsuccessful ancestor of today's M203 under-barrel grenade launcher.

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That sure is an awesome piece of machinery! :thumb:

When do we test it?

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We need a youtube video of a launch. That is just way cool. :wink:


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Do we have any (older) members in Italy that would have some grenades? :whistle:

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Update: It is bought and paid for. paperwork is on the sheriffs desk waiting to be signed and fingerprint cards are coming from the alphabet mafia.

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