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Italian WWI M1891 Carcano TS

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    Default Italian WWI M1891 Carcano TS

    In light of my new findings that my bisnonno served with the Brigata Piacenza during World War I, I picked up this rifle to honor him.

    It is an M1891 Moschetto per Truppe Speciali was made in the Brescia arsenal in 1915.

    I took it home, disassembled it, and gave it a general cleaning.

    I would like to fire this rifle at least once, but unfortunately the bore is not in very good shape. I noticed that my 6.5mm bore brush went down the barrel like a hotdog through a hallway... If I do bring it to the range, I expect it to key-hole.

    Even if I never end up firing this rifle, I feel it'll group well with my great grandfather's medals and will be an appropriate homage to him.

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    Questions and comments would be greatly appreciated!

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    Default Re: Italian WWI M1891 Carcano TS

    Hello
    This is a very good Italian page of rifles modello 91 www.il91.it hope is usefoul.

    nice piece!!

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    Default Re: Italian WWI M1891 Carcano TS

    Nice rifle. Rich A. in Pa.
    1969 Shelby GT-500 King of the Road
    Knowledge is power, guard it well.

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    Thanks for the kind words, gentlemen!

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    I've been trying to find a bayonet for mine for over 20 years. Nice pickup Joe. One of the rarer Carcano's.

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    Thanks, Sam! I'd like to get a bayonet and sling for it... and some dummy 6.5 rnds that have the long, snub nose that I can display in a brass enbloc with it.

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    Default Re: Italian WWI M1891 Carcano TS

    Quote by lokvar View Post
    Hello
    This is a very good Italian page of rifles modello 91 www.il91.it
    The manager of this site has already replied to you on another forum.

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    Nice TS Carcano...And yes the bayonets are rather hard to locate and they also have a strange way of attachment to the bayonet lug,,,sideways........BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    Thanks, Kanister and Bill!

    I really do like this little rifle, but I'll be honest in saying that I'm bummed about the crusty, worn out bore. I was hoping it would clean up a little better than it did.

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    Joe,
    Bill is correct, as I said I have been trying to find one for over 20 years. It's my understanding that not only are they rare but if one is found they cost more than the rifle. Note the transverse bayonet lug on the rifle.

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