M91 Carcano Rifle Barreled Action BRESCIA 1895 WWI - SERIAL NO.: 817
A well traveled but restoreable M1891 Carcano rifle barreled action with a shootable barrel and complete front and rear sights. These would be neat to convert to another caliber. Since this gun was made in 1898, it can ship directly to you as an antique without having to transfer through an FFL dealer. This rifle retains its full length original barrel which actually saw use in both WWI and WWII. That barrel has strong rifling, but the crown has suffered from steel cleaning rod wear. There is surface pitting on areas of the metal, much of it might draw file or sand out to get it looking quite presentable for refinishing. This would be a great project to build up a gun for historic reenacting of the 1898 Milan Riots, the 1911 Italio-Turkish War in Tripolitania, World War One and World War Two. M1891s were used by the Italian Army in North Africa and in Europe. M91 Carcano's were also used by Greek partisans in WWII after capture from the Italians in the Albanian Campaign. The Greeks even rechambered some of their captured Carcano's for the Greek 6.5mm Mannlicher-Schonauer cartridge. The Greeks could fire the Italian 6.5mm ammo in their rifles, but the Italians couldn't chamber the slightly longer Greek ammo in their guns. If you ever find a Carcano with a slightly long chamber, it's surely a Greek partisan gun. This particular gun was made at the Torre Annunziata arsenal and is comparatively rare. About 148,000 were made there of the over 2,000,000 Carcanos produced between 1892 and 1918. I put this piece in a stock an marked the edge with a white pencil so you can see that most of the pitting is under the woodline where it won't show. The upper front portion of the barrel is exposed, and my photograph show a white line that I drew where the upper handguard ends and the exposed upper barrel begins. Again, most of the pitting will not show because it's under the wood.
Since these guns were made in 1895, they can ship directly to you as an antique without having to transfer through an FFL dealer.
Refer to the detailed photos for the specific condition of this piece. All barreled action were photographed individually.
NO FFL needed.