An 1870 Vetterli Carabinerie (sp) converted to 6,5 caliber. None of these were ever converted to the Vitali magazine, but in the desperate days of WW1, a **few** were converted to 6,5 caliber. Close combat for military and civilian police must have been anticipated. This model was used by police.
It's shown with a cavalry moschetto for size perspective.
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Also shown is a Carabinerie bicorn hat. Ren
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