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1891 Carcano Rifle 6.5x52

1891 CARCANO RIFLE 6.5x52

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Our Price: $299.99

Quantity in Stock:15
Product Code: CARCANO0001

Hand Select Manufacturer [Add $50.00]
Hand Select Overall Condition (+$100) [Add $100.00]

Just arrived from Africa. original Carcano M. 1891 rifles. The rifles are in fair to good condition. All of them are original and were left in Ethiopia when the Italian forces were kicked out of the country in the early 1940s. Please see detailed pictures. These rifles have not been on the US market for decades. A true find of history! Please note that some rifles might have a minor crack in the handguard or stock. These are beautiful collector rifles and shooters. These rifles are used and show their history. These are military rifles which have served in WW1, Italy and finally in Ethiopia. You can expect some battle scars and wear.

The Carcano rifles are functional. The guns have seen extensive combat. Stocks have dents, dings, scratches, gouges, and show signs of handling and storage. Further concerning the stocks, most stocks are solid but some may have small cracks and/or in some cases even a little trench art. You can expect a piece of history which has a tremendous historical and collector value.

The rifles have varies degrees of finish. Some guns have excessive wear, some have up to 70% of original finish.

We do offer a hand select in which we will pick the best of 10 from any particular group. There is a hand-select fee involved.

Some stocks may possibly have trench art (field carvings). Others may have some silver thumb tags resembling a cross. Remember that Ethiopia’s population is 50% Christian and 50% Muslim.

As a Parts of our pre delivery inspection we cycle the bolt and the trigger is pulled to check for dry fire function. I have no doubt that all of these rifles will function properly. However, as with all surplus firearms, it is important to follow all safety protocols before firing.

Important Safety Warning - Please note, as with any surplus firearm we advise that you have the rifle inspected by a competent gunsmith before firing. In addition, all cosmoline needs to be thoroughly cleaned from the rifle... especially from the bore, the gas system, trigger group and the bolt group and special care needs to be taken to ensure that the firing pin moves freely within the lower bolt.

The positive about of the Carcano Rifles ...

These are C & R Eligible

You will receive a true piece of history which has seen extensive service on varies theaters.

They are historically significant and make a fine addition to any collection.....

We also have a variety of manufacturers to choose from! Any manufacturer can be chosen for a $50 Hand Select fee. Please see the list below for manufacturers:


Mida Brescia


Torre Annunziata

If you pay for the "Hand Select Manufacturer" option, please put your preferred manufacturer in the order notes. Thank you!

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 18 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Hand Select Very Nice as Requested February 28, 2023
Reviewer: Ken J from NC  
Purchased several rifles including multiple Carcanos from RTI last few years.  Most as expected or better condition.  I chose hand select option best overall and requested specific date range if possible for this M91 for my collection.  Rifle I received was in very good condition, required a lot of cleaning as usual which is not a problem for me, but had very good bore and nice furniture without any major cracks.  Cleaned up very  well and a nice addition to my Italian collection.  THANKs to RTI warehouse staff for providing a nice example based on my request.....

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 Nice looking rifle sewer pipe bore December 11, 2022
Reviewer: Mark Zuniga from North Las Vegas, NV United States  
I bought one of these rifles on the Black Friday sale and tried to pay for hand select bore but it showed out of stock. Thought about not buying then but went for it at only 250$. I also bought and Enfield no4 mk1 as well and mentioned in the checkout comments for good bores. This rifle looks nice and is all there with only a hairline 2 inch crack at the tang. The bore is a sewer pipe from the muzzle down about 15 inches. The rest actually looks good. Interested to see how this shoots but overall happy as my Enfield they sent had a decent two groove barrel to make up for it. One thing I will say while I have gotten rifles with good bores from rti they always have worn out muzzles but still shoot decent for my accuracy standards.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 1891 carcano November 8, 2022
Reviewer: Ryan8th from IL  
The rifle itself was in good condition, finish gone, loose on the barrel band but that was expected for a rifle with such a long service life, my disappointment stands more with RTI. I had paid the good bore fee but received a rifle with a 6.5 rifle with a 30 cal muzzle because it was so worn by the cleaning rod. I would have been happier with it  had I not paid the bore fee. An email to RTI came with no response. Disappointmenting as this was the 3rd rifle I bought from here and had planned on ordering more in the future.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 1891 CARCANO RIFLE September 10, 2022
Reviewer: ROBERT BROOKS from Arkansas  
Recently purchased  both an Enfield Number 1, Mark III and a Carcano M1891 from Royal Tiger Imports.  I am very pleased with both rifles. Yes - they needed a good cleaning - that wasn't a surprise.  It was an enjoyable experience and I've learned a great deal about military surplus wooden stocks.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Excellent rifle excellent customer service once ag August 18, 2022
Reviewer: Gabriel Panoussi from Mi  
This rifles absolutely gorgeous I had an issue with the the barrel bands however RTI was quick to respond with a solution. I keep bugging poor Stephanie at RTI. She has demonstrated nothing but patience with me.

I have no problems making future purchases with RTI this will be my 9th rifle from them and guess what I plan on buying another carcano on the next month. Or maybe I'll get something else really cool. Once again I am a satisfied customer thanks to team RTI and Stephanie's incredible patience.

Only have one small issue and that is that the muzzle is worn on this one. I have not shot it yet but the rifling was in excellent shape. I'll see how accurately groups even with that worn muzzle. The rest of the rifle is great condition good bluing minimal pitting. I have lots of cleaning ahead of me but that's part of the fun. Thanks again team RTI!

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