~ A New Specification 1919 Italian 'Moschetto da Cavalleria' Mod 91 6.5mm Carbine rifle with integral folding bayonet ~
The rifle comes with its deactivation certificate dated 6 Oct 2011.
The breech is stamped "940 XIX, GARDONE", serial number "4215" and "Cacarno".
The top of the rear sight is stamped "Cal 6.5".
The bolt is stamped "1409".
Beside the Italian proof marks the carbine bears pre-Nazi German marks.
The rifle can be cocked and dry fired.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel length is 18 inches (45.72 cm) and the overall length of it is 36.4 inches (92.5 cm), with the bayonet folded.
It weighs 3.2 kg.
~ Condition ~
The rifle is in fair used condition.
The woodwork has some amount of bruises, nicks and general wear, but its overall condition is good.
The metalwork is rust free.
The bayonet folds and unfolds as intended.
~ Postage ~
Postage is £20 or the rifle can be picked up from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
~ The Cacarno Carbine ~
Carcano is the frequently used name for a series of Italian bolt-action military rifles and carbines. Introduced in 1891, this rifle was chambered for the rimless 6.5x52mm Mannlicher-Carcano Cartuccia Modello 1895 cartridge. It was developed by the chief technician Salvatore Carcano at the Turin Army Arsenal in 1890 and called the Model 91 (M91). Successively replacing the previous Vetterli-Vitali rifles and carbines in 10.35x47mmR, it was produced from 1892 to 1945. The M91 was used in both rifle and carbine form by most Italian troops during the First World War and by Italian and some German forces during Second World War. The rifle was also used during the Winter War by Finland, and again by regular and irregular forces in Syria, Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria during various postwar conflicts in those countries.