Italian Vetterli M1870/87/15 Barreled Action 6.5x52mm Carcano Great Bore
No FFL required on this antique that saw its last rebuild in Italian arsenals in World War One. Some black powder Vetterli rifles were modified to accept 6.5x52mm Carcano ammunition loaded in the six shot chargers for use by second line Italian troops. This is one of them. A 6.5mm barrel liner was soldered inside the original barrel. The bore of this barreled action is in really nice condition, bright, with strong rifling and a tight muzzle. Find or make a modified bolt and add a M91 Carcano magazine shell and you could drop this in your black-powder Vetterli rifle's stock and have a gun you could enjoy at the range with newly made Prvi-Partisan ammo. That was my intent. The photo of the complete rifle and bayonet are included for informational purposes only and are not part of the auction. The auction is just for a vintage barreled action. This auction is just for the barreled action.