Highwood Classic Arms

British & Commonwealth

Classic Military Rifles



Carcano M1891 Rifle
Terni Arsenal
Date: 1898
Calibre 6.5 x 52mm
Serial HL2325

Good Condition

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.

This example has just been degreased - until recently still sealed in its war reserve preservative similar to Cosmoline

Manufactured at the Torino Arsenal in 1898 - 124 Years Ago

Butt Marked FAT 1947, for Fabbrica Armi di Terni, where was inspected & any repairs undertaken then put in to war resereve in 1947

Very Good Condition with Shooting Grade Bore