M38 Carcano FAT41

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M38 Carcano FAT41

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I got this M38 Carcano rifle beside HSc pistol yesterday. All matching FAT41 - fabbrica d'armi di Terni year of production 1941. It is in 6,5 mm caliber. Never dissassembled. Nice metal and wood and everythind is very dry. The barrel is pitted but stil strong rifling.
From my local area. I am very happy.
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Nice looking. Never seen one with that sling setup before. Do you have any pics of that setup?

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Yes, it is true. Me nider I have never seen this set before. I should clean the barrel but i will not dissassemble the rifle. All screws are intact.
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Looks like the rear sling swivel and front band very similar to a Carcano 41 long rifle.

Both manufactured at Terni and both 1941.
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More photos and sling swivels particulary.
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The front barrel band is different to the 41 long rifle, never seen that before either.
Normally the side sling loop is fixed. I haven,t been able to find an references to this type of barrel band
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That is really fantastic.. I came across one carbine that has the lower sling mounts.. But this does not have the side mounts.. That forward barrel band is like nothing I can ever recall.. Very neat..

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Did come across a similar front barrel band in Richard Hobbs book.. But this was for a 7.35 caliber rifle..

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I've never seen a front band like that either :)
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Do think it might be a vet return ?

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The rifle was hidden in the house after the Second world War the cause of the hunting and "just in case" reason!
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Very nice find!
According to a wartime OSS agent posted to Slovenia during the war, entire Partisan units were armed with Italian small arms after the armistice in September 1943.

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Please for some education on that Carcano FAT41!
After detailed serch I noticed that the Carcano M38 rifle does not have a Fascist year number. Is it normal for that year (1941) of production?
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Could that be a M38 Carcano in a 91/24 stock?
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I dont think so. Here is mine Carcano M91/24 from originaly 1917.
You can see that the side sling loop is fixed.
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