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Italian
Carcano M1891 Rifle
Terni Arsenal
Date: 1893
Calibre 6.5 x 52mm
Serial I5084
£650

Very Good Condition - Very Early Dated

Hasn't been Ordnance Factory Overhauled, retains its original Fore-end thats marked Terni 1893, early style of handguard & leather sling

Very Difficult to Find examples that hasnt been through post war refurbishment

The standard Italian rifle of the Great War was adopted in 1891.

It was fed with a 6-round clip. The clip was a Mannlicher design and the breech block assembly was designed by an Italian gunsmith named Carcano.

While it is looked down upon by some devotees of the "finer" rifles, it was a rugged weapon that didn't foul up easily
and withstood hard treatment. Its smaller cartridges "Cal. 6.5x52 mm vs. 7.92 mm Mauser" meant a soldier could carry more rounds and its clip
held 6 rounds vs. 5 per clip for almost all rifles of the other belligerents.

It's length was designed for an obsolete method of warfare, allowing an infantryman to fend off the lance or saber of a mounted cavalryman.

Manufactured at the Terni Arsenal in 1894 - 131 Years Ago

Just Been Proofed & Head Space Verified Again By Us

Very Good Bore

This is a Section 1 Firearm & requires a Firerams Licence or RFD

 


 

Early Handguard arrangement on this rifle (top) when compared to the later version,
the later version was aslo retrofitted to early long rifles and rifles that went through armourers repair or factory refurbishment