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Posted: 8/24/2004 11:27:34 AM EDT
I just can't seem to remember. I recall they used several Beretta guns, a Rifle, a Carbine and a SMG. I think the SMG was the Beretta 1918/30? 9MM was it? Any way I'm just curious, because I also remember they had a neat little carbine with folding bayonet. Anyone know how rare the Italian rifles are? I figure they must be in good shape, ya know, never fired, dropped once.

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 12:19:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 1:12:13 PM EDT
LOL, I think I'm going to have to get an 8mm Carcano , or at least something in 8mm, just got 140rds Turkish rds for free, all in little pouchs with stripper clips.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:37:23 PM EDT
Should be lots of surplus never fired ones around. Maybe dropped once.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:43:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Should be lots of surplus never fired ones around. Maybe dropped once.

No you are thinking of the french MAS36
did't oswald use a Carcano?
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:14:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 8:32:46 PM EDT by Corbic]
Yes, as far as I recall.

Anyways, so I guess I'm looking for a 8mm rifle now as well.
All honesty I'm not a Yugoslavian fan, so that rules out the Yugo Mauser. Also from what I'm told Turkish Mausers are not that great either.

Here is the best 8mm list I can put together

8mm Mauser German (+$300)
8mm Mauser Egyptian ($250-300)
8mm Mauser Persian ($300)
8mm Mauser Siamese (?)
8mm Carcano ($250)

Did I miss anything? Also, how horrid is this Turkish stuff? Will I lose an eye?
Any other suggestions are great.

Thanks for the help,
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 9:32:04 PM EDT
They did use Carcanos of various mfgrs including Beretta.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 12:39:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 2:03:01 PM EDT
Worse than the Japanese rifles???? hock.gif
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 2:13:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 2:21:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 700_5R:
Worse than the Japanese rifles????

The Ariska is basically a Mauser. In stress tests (hyper over max loaded ammo) the Ariska was the only gun the testers couldn't blow up. They took proof loads that grenaded Springfields, Mausers, M1917 Enfields, Mosins, etc. The "bad rep" that Japanese rifles have is because there were functional cast iron training rifles made that would accept live ammo....
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