CONDITION - Surplus/Fair
Original Carcano Short Rifles. These rifles are used and
show their history. These are military rifles which have served in France,
northern Africa and finally in Ethiopia. You can expect some battle scars and
wear. May or may not include original cleaning rod. Original cleaning rods can be purchased in addition to a rifle over the phone for $24.95.
The Carcano rifles are complete and 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. We have not found any that are broken or unsafe to use as these
have all been sorted. 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 80% of original parkerization.
We do offer a hand select in which we will pick the best of
10 from any particular group.
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.
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.....