A rare Italian Youth Model Carbine (Moschetto Ballila) in 6.5mm calibre. Occasionally referred to as a training rifle, but having a barrel length of just 14.43" this is essentially a carbine. It fires a special blank 6.5mm cartridge. It was used by the Fascist youth organisation the ONB the Opera Nazionale Balilla. It is based on the M 91 cavalry carbine and can be loaded either single shot by hand or by special small clips. It has a folding bayonet and excellent woodwork with a large roundel stamped on the butt (illustrated). Cocks and fires, no through barrel and no licence required. price includes UK delivery.
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