http://www.scoutscopes.comhttp://www.mojosights.comhttp://smith-sights.com

It is currently Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:38 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:30 pm 
Offline
Mil-Surp Shooter
Mil-Surp Shooter

Joined: Wed May 08, 2013 4:02 pm
Posts: 138
Location: indianapolis in
Age: 54
Saw this very nice Carcano for auction.. But am I missing something, is this a rare variation???

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/578429749


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:15 pm 
Offline
Mil-Surp Psychosis
Mil-Surp Psychosis
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:42 pm
Posts: 1709
Location: Haystack, Nebr
Age: 58
Really nice 6,5 short rifles are seldom seen - so seldom that they bring premium prices. A few years ago I was offered one by an advanced collector for north of $600 and should have grabbed it. Normally, your best chance of finding one is a vet bring back. (watch for intact stock cartouches)

The majority will show CAI import marks which means Albania/Balkans, of course. And they will be badly-abused & soaked in cosmo, also of course.

This one? Looks like an "after market refurb" to me. That and I never bid against NR people. (too many of those are trolls)

Long story short, I would have bailed at about $150. Renaldo ( I'm getting cheep in my old age ) vaan der Hoek

_________________
I might be schizophrenic but at least I have each other.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:44 pm 
Offline
Mil-Surp Museum Curator
Mil-Surp Museum Curator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:42 pm
Posts: 919
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Age: 49
indy1919a4 wrote:
Saw this very nice Carcano for auction.. But am I missing something, is this a rare variation???

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/578429749

I wondered about that one as well. I looked it over when first listed, and was turned off by the stock color and finish. I was flabbergasted to check it later and see the bidding over $800. Like Ren, I'm suspicious of the repeated bids from a non-rated bidder. That said, I concur that 6.5 short rifles in nice condition have become surprisingly hard to find and pricey.

_________________
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”
George Orwell (attributed, paraphrased)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:09 am 
Offline
Mil-Surp Collector
Mil-Surp Collector

Joined: Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:39 pm
Posts: 346
Location: Tucson, AZ
Age: 23
Retarded insane.

_________________
See my Balkans collection on my website http://partisanrifles.weebly.com/, specializing in rifles with soldier graffiti.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:49 pm 
Offline
Mil-Surp Psychosis
Mil-Surp Psychosis
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:42 pm
Posts: 1709
Location: Haystack, Nebr
Age: 58
Dang! :shock: I've got a nicer one I'd have sold for half that! #-o Ren

_________________
I might be schizophrenic but at least I have each other.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:27 pm 
Offline
Mil-Surp Psychosis
Mil-Surp Psychosis

Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:09 pm
Posts: 1731
Location: Shawnee, KS
Age: 51
That is just nuts.
A fool and his money are soon parted. :doh:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:35 pm 
Offline
Mil-Surp Collector
Mil-Surp Collector
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:20 am
Posts: 264
Location: Brisbane Australia
Age: 49
I bet the seller is rather pleased with himself at the moment. :think:

_________________
"Life is tough enough without being stupid"


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:24 am 
Offline
Mil-Surp Museum Curator
Mil-Surp Museum Curator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:42 pm
Posts: 919
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Age: 49
Here's another curious one. This auction ended on the 13th. $1,050.00 for what looks to be a pretty unremarkable 6.5 mm 91/38. Matching but sanded stock. I don't get it.

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/602615872

_________________
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”
George Orwell (attributed, paraphrased)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:59 am 
Offline
Mil-Surp Museum Curator
Mil-Surp Museum Curator

Joined: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:21 pm
Posts: 551
Location: E PA
Age: 49
Sometimes I think the sellers is bidding and buying to raise the price in future sales.
Or maybe people have realized that the 6.5 is a vary good round. And the carcano is
a top notch rifle not a tomato stick :lol:
It's one I've passed over and wished I hadn't.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:10 pm 
Offline
Mil-Surp Shooter
Mil-Surp Shooter

Joined: Wed May 08, 2013 4:02 pm
Posts: 138
Location: indianapolis in
Age: 54
Well there may be more going on...

Just did a little history searching on Gunbroker

there are not a lot of 6.5 mm 1938s sold in original condition..

Here is another that went nearly as High

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/599767791

There are a lot of Sporterized Carcanos & a tassel of the cavalry folding Bayonet models..

Also this one may have the appeal of the rifle being made the same year as the Oswald rifle. Now I know the made a bunch that year..


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:37 pm 
Offline
Mil-Surp Museum Curator
Mil-Surp Museum Curator

Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:20 pm
Posts: 937
Location: florida
Age: 42
I bought my last cavalry carbine for $150 from a group on facebook before they got all fascist about gun sales. The guy who sold it said there was something wrong with it since the clip was stuck in it. I paid him the money and removed the clip before I put it in my car. He didn't know how to release it.

I now have the prewar cav carbine I got from him to go with the fixes rear sight wartime model I had before. The ironic thing is that I don't really like Carcanos but now have 5 of them (6 if you count my type I):

91 cavalry
91/38 cavalry
91/24 with missing sights
91/38 TS in 8mm with crown marked barrel
91/38 TS with un marked barrel

I want to convert the 91/24 to 7.62x39. Once I do that It'll get shot more than all the others combined.

_________________
*.*!*!*!

Please contact me if you have any of the following shooters for sale/trade:
G 43, SVT 40, G 98/40, Rasheed, Vz 52/57, G 98a, Camp 45

*.*!*!*!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
FAIR USE NOTICE: This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been pre-authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available to advance understanding of political, economic, scientific, social, art, media, and cultural issues. The 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material that may exist on this site is provided for under U.S. Copyright Law. In accordance with U.S. Code Title 17, Section 107, material on this site is distributed without profit to persons interested in such information for research and educational purposes. If you want to use any copyrighted material that may exist on this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.