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I ordered a M91 Carcano Calvary Carbine. I got pretty lucky as it's in great shape with a really bright bore and also lucked up with a 42-XX anniversary.






SIG556 Classic
P220 Carry SAS Gen 2 SAO
SP2022 9mm German Triple Serial
P938 SAS

Psalm 118:24 "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it"
 
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Very nice. Always had a sweet spot for those and the frog sticker bayonet. Do you plan on shooting it some?
 
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Very nice. Always had a sweet spot for those and the frog sticker bayonet. Do you plan on shooting it some?


The more I handle it, the more I really like it. I'm going to pick up 200 rds of PPU and see how she shoots.


SIG556 Classic
P220 Carry SAS Gen 2 SAO
SP2022 9mm German Triple Serial
P938 SAS

Psalm 118:24 "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it"
 
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Let us know how fast you can fire off 3 rounds accurately from 6 floors up at target moving ~ 10 mph !!..... ;- )
I bought a Carcano many moons ago with the goal of attempting to do just that. Before getting to that stage, I first tied the gun to a tire and tied a 30 foot string to the trigger. Good thing I did , the headspace was terrible. Almost ruptured the cases. ( I tried twice).
 
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Originally posted by 357fuzz:
Very nice. Always had a sweet spot for those and the frog sticker bayonet. Do you plan on shooting it some?


The more I handle it, the more I really like it. I'm going to pick up 200 rds of PPU and see how she shoots.


I believe the PPU rounds for your Carcano are .268” wide which is good to try to get half way decent accuracy. Lot of the 6.5mm bullets made are .264” and with the “oversized” bore of the Carcano it doesn’t lend itself well to accuracy. I know Hornady did make a .268” bullet don’t know if they still do. Always a good candidate for cast bullets with an oversized mould.

The Carcano is not known as a match rifle but, it is nice to hit something at the range, right?
 
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