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Posted: 10/29/2006 8:08:39 AM EST
I picked up a bubatized Carcano at the store yesterday it's marked 1940 and CAL 6.5 the bore looks dusty as hell. I know nothing about these other than they were only dropped once. the price out the door 42.65 am I just a sucker for $39.95 guns or is this a score?

Link Posted: 10/29/2006 9:12:07 AM EST
I'm sure I would have bought it for $40.

I suppose it wouldn't be too hard to find a decent stock for it. Might make a fun project to restore it.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 11:04:23 AM EST
For $40, I would have bought it as well. Hard to pass on any functional firearm at that price.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 1:53:54 PM EST
Dude, that is a score! Now begin the de-bubba process and be sure to post pics.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 3:18:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 3:19:26 PM EST by nhsport]
I vote the other way- Why spend a bunch trying to make a silk purse out of a likely sows ear .
Get the head space checked and make sure it is safe to shoot .
Dig out some ammo and head to the range and see if the trigger and bore allow you to hit the side of a small barn.
Then if this all works out would I spend more money to make it pretty. I like the idea of restoreing a part of history but you might as well start with decent raw material.
If it is only a fair to rotten shooter you might want to limit yourself to some steel wool and elbow grease and just getting your moneys worth as a blasting toy or a rec room wall hanger.Growing up a neighbor buddy's father was our hero because he supplyed two or three of us with similar rifles (minus a full length fireing pin) for the best ever "army" props a kid could have
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 3:32:26 PM EST
If you don't want it, sell it to me.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 6:19:12 PM EST
For $40 bucks, I would buy it. If it is too out of spec, then hide it in the attic so someone else can find years from now. They might like it.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:09:01 PM EST
that would be an ideal trunk/truck gun. Keep it really oiled, take it out once put some rounds through it, you definately scored. And if you want to restore it to original specs, you shouldn't have a problem finding a new stock or parts. I'd probably keep it the way it is, looks like a great brush gun.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:20:46 PM EST
I just found a Lee Harvey Oswald sling for it its only 5 times what I paid for the gun
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 8:19:23 PM EST
Carcano's soffer from odd sized bores. The available ammo ranges from .262 to .268. You will need to slug it to figure out what the correct bullet is.

Dennis Jenkins'
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 1:51:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By Chilie4dog:
I just found a Lee Harvey Oswald sling for it its only 5 times what I paid for the gun


WTF is going on there?

Strange...

-Jbot
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 2:28:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/30/2006 2:29:00 AM EST by glimmerman68]
IMO I would not have given $4 for that "thing", throwing it into the ocean and letting coral grow on it is too good for any Carcano.

Hang it on the wall for a conversation piece.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 5:09:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By glimmerman68:
IMO I would not have given $4 for that "thing", throwing it into the ocean and letting coral grow on it is too good for any Carcano.

Hang it on the wall for a conversation piece.


Ok, I'll bite. Why?

Link Posted: 10/30/2006 5:13:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By glimmerman68:
IMO I would not have given $4 for that "thing", throwing it into the ocean and letting coral grow on it is too good for any Carcano.

Hang it on the wall for a conversation piece.


Oh I don't know about that. I do know it is a popular view though.

My local funshop had a Carcano last spring, in original configuration. Around a hundred bucks IIRC. What surprised me was when I shouldered it it came up and fit like a rifle that was custom built for me. Through it to my shoulder and the sights were lined up just as they should be. I always have to fidget with everyother gun I've owned, except for wood stocked Rem. 870s. Even the synthetic stocked 870s don't "fit" right.

Nope, for $40 I'd have jumped on it too.
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