rifle inheritance

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  1. country_boy

    country_boy TGT Addict

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    howdy, I have inherited what looks to be some kind of Italian rifle??

    Theres some numbers and letters stamped on the barrel:BA 521
    F A E T 68
    DS

    Any information is appreciated, thanks
     


  2. JKTex

    JKTex Well-Known

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    Do you know what caliber?
     
  3. robocop10mm

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    sporterized Carcano.
     
  4. country_boy

    country_boy TGT Addict

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    No, there isnt a caliper marked any where, I used my caliper it reads 6.21mm inside diameter at the end of the barrel. What I wanna know, with the shorten stock, would it be safe to shoot? I plan on cleaning it really good. The bolt action and pin fire is tight and operates good.
     
  5. dcs12345

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    check out surplusrifle.com they have alot of info on surplus military rifles. As far aas finding ammo try wideners.com, aimsurplus.com, grafs.com, or www.ammunitiontogo.com out of Brenham.
     
  6. country_boy

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    6.5x52mm Carcano


    why the heck would someone cut down a stock?
     
  7. robocop10mm

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    Bubba was a former owner.
     
  8. cuate

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    6.5 Carcano Italian is correct. There is a clip you have to have if you want the rifle to feed more than one at a time by hand. You can find one online.

    They have very little value aside other military rifles but are pleasantly accurate, and ammo can be found here and there. I believe if memory does not fail me, a rifle as this was used by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas
    with a scope.

    :texas:
     
  9. country_boy

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    Is that rifle safe to shoot with a rigged stock? Or should I buy a full length stock and upper hand guard? pleasantly accurate??? I called sam down at the cutting edge armory he said it isnt a accurate rifle. Of course i have been given bad advice from him before.
     
  10. Nate C

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    "I believe if memory does not fail me, a rifle as this was used by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas with a scope."

    Oh sure. That's what they want you to believe...

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

    People 'sporterize' guns to reduce the extra weight associated with the old wood-intensive military stocks, or to achieve their aesthetic vision of whatever constitutes a 'pretty rifle'.
     

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