Just arrived from Africa. original Carcano M. 1891 rifles. The rifles are in fair 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!
These B Grade Carcanos are in fair condition overall. The Carcano are functional however they may have some missing small parts such as a sling swivel or broken magazine spring. The guns have seen extensive combat. Stocks have dents, dings, scratches, gouges, and show signs of handling and storage. May have some small cracks in the stock which can be repaired. 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 rifles have varies degrees of finish. Some guns have
excessive wear, some have up to 40% 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. Hand select rifles will be the better ones avilable from the batch, however please note they may have some of the issues listed above as they are B Grade.
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.....