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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:10 pm 
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I recently bought my first Carcano and I'm having trouble identifying the markings on it. I believe its a later manufactured rifle due to the non-octagonal barrel base and the lack of markings but that's about all I've been able to find out online. I figured I'd take it to the experts here and see what I can learn.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:27 pm 
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The experts bailed early to make happy hour, but I'll give it a shot. You have a very late war M41 made by Arma Guerra - late 43 is my best guess. The small stock marks are probably from subcontractors. I can't read the small mark shown on the bolt root, but the shape is consistent with an Arma Guerra stamp.

This one is right before the range made after Germans controlled the plant. As well as I've ever found out, rifles assembled at the German controlled plant went from QV letter prefix onward. Ren

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:42 am 
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Great stuff, thanks!

Do you know any good online resources for these rifles? There doesn't seem to be to be nearly as much info out there as there was for the Enfield's, Mausers and Mosins-Nagants I've researched in the past.


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http://www.yesterdaysweapons.com/phpBB3 ... m.php?f=25

Here's a link to the Italian forum of my site. I've put together several threads of interest to collectors. Ren

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:37 pm 
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Awesome. Looks like a lot of good info. Thanks.


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