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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:31 pm 
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Sirs,
Any practical hints to removing the Carcano receiver and rebarreling would be appreciated. Can this be done with tools bought from Harbor Freight? Please excuse my lack of gun manufacturing knowledge but in the manufacture of the fucile 91 Carcano, at what stage were the receiver and barrel components heat treated? Did the heat treating process consist of heating the components to above 900°C for some specified time period; assuming circa 1% carbon steel? For the DIY rebarrel attempt and regarding 2nd hand pull-off Carcano barrels obtained from various sources, any advice or cautionary measures to apply would be greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:15 pm 
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Any heat treating needed has already been done to the action. Never try to do any further heat treating.
Unless damaged somehow, Carcano actions are among the strongest made.
Have a certified gunsmith replace the barrel.
There can be a lot of hand-fitting involved to get it properly aligned and the headspace set properly.
That's a task for a well trained and skilled gunsmith.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:29 pm 
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When I rebarrel my Carcano to 7.62x39 I'll cut the old barrel off just in front of the receiver, bore the shank out to fit a virgin RPK barrel, then drill and pin the new barrel to the shank, never ermoving the old barrel shank.

Of course, that probably wouldn't work for you...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:57 pm 
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Gents,

It's all good the unknown becomes the known, fascinating subject; it appears the metallurgical answers related to the question can be found on another forum, answered by Mr. DocAV circa 2008: http://forums.gunboards.com/archive/ind ... 42326.html
Not easy to find a "gunsmith" that will even look at a Carcano rifle let alone not throw rocks at it. Some smithies can be more receptive if they know "a whole lot of specifics and get a lot of money" and rest assured they can complete the task w/o fear of reprisal. It's not like they can call a factory rep or find info on the rifle in some published lit. It never hurts to ask.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:59 pm 
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Did you locate a source for used barrels?
I've never seen any of the parts vendors have any in stock.


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There have been many on E-Bay recently, in fact there are 5 for sale there right now.

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