Carcano M41

This forum is for all other rifles and hand guns that we have an interest in. They need not be of military origin nor C&R.
Post Reply
PeterN2
Moderator
Posts: 921
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: Yorkshire, England

Carcano M41

Post by PeterN2 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:59 pm

I have now got my Carcano M41 rifle. It was made by Terni in 1942. It is in very nice condition with a bright bore with sharp rifling. I have got a bayonet to go with it, also made at Terni. I bought 90 rounds of military ammo from the same dealer. This is various vintages and headstamps dated from 1935 onwards. It is almost an instant Carcano ammo collection.

Anyway, a few pics.
Carc M41 full right.JPG
Carc M41 full right.JPG (27.46 KiB) Viewed 1367 times
Carc M41 full left.JPG
Carc M41 full left.JPG (26.35 KiB) Viewed 1367 times
Carc M41 action right.JPG
Carc M41 action left.JPG
Carc M41 arsenal marks.JPG
Carc M41 butt marks.JPG
The rear sight is different. It folds down into the cut out in the forestock to expose the battle sight.
Carc M41 sight right.JPG
Carc M41 sight top.JPG
Carc M41 sight battle.JPG
Rifle and fixed bayonet.
Carc M41 Full bayonet.JPG
It is an interesting rifle. I am looking forward to shooting it.

Regards

Peter.
Last edited by PeterN2 on Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
stripperclip
Leading Member
Posts: 843
Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2003 9:23 am
Location: Georgia

Post by stripperclip » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:17 pm

that is a really good looking rifle does the bore look as good as the rest of it :D
stripperclip
User avatar
Niner
Site Admin
Posts: 9917
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2003 1:00 pm
Location: Lower Alabama

Good Looking example

Post by Niner » Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:12 pm

I have one too with FAT 41 on the receiver. Stock not nearly as good a condition as yours. I've never fired mine. Looks like new ammo runs about $1.65 a round. Since I only paid $62.50 for the rifle I hesitate to fire ammo that expensive through it.. :roll: I do have one of the empty clips that someone had given me somewhere. Is your ammo on clips?
PeterN2
Moderator
Posts: 921
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: Yorkshire, England

Good bore

Post by PeterN2 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:37 pm

The bore is clean and has sharp rifling. It looks hardly used. The ammo was loose though I have five clips that I use with the 7.35mm Carcano M38. I will look out for more clips as the ones I have don't feed too good.

I paid alot more than $62.50 for my rifle but they are not common here, in fact this is the first one I have seen.

Regards

Peter
User avatar
joseyclosey
Moderator
Posts: 3889
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2003 2:48 pm
Location: UK

Post by joseyclosey » Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:50 pm

Very nice Peter, any chance of some pics of the ammo and clips too?

Look forward to a shooting report also :D

You can certainly sniff out some nice bits of kit,

Joe
PeterN2
Moderator
Posts: 921
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: Yorkshire, England

6.5x52 ammo

Post by PeterN2 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:13 pm

Here is a few pics of some of the ammo I bought. Out of the 90 rounds, two had the silver cupro nickel(?) jacket and the rest were copper jacket. The bullet is 162 grains in weight according to my book. The headstamp marks are raised characters in a groove.
Carc ammo loose clips.JPG
Carc ammo 1.JPG
Carc ammo 2.JPG
Carc ammo 3.JPG
Carc ammo clip.JPG
Carc ammo head.JPG
Regards

Peter.
Last edited by PeterN2 on Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Niner
Site Admin
Posts: 9917
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2003 1:00 pm
Location: Lower Alabama

Thanks for the ammo pictures

Post by Niner » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:15 pm

We'll be expecting a report after you get a chance to shoot some of that ammo.
User avatar
stripperclip
Leading Member
Posts: 843
Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2003 9:23 am
Location: Georgia

Post by stripperclip » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:38 am

I'll second that :D
stripperclip
PeterN2
Moderator
Posts: 921
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: Yorkshire, England

Re: Carcano M41

Post by PeterN2 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:47 pm

Updated to upload photos direct.
Regards
Peter.
User avatar
DuncaninFrance
Global Moderator Sponsor 2011-2017
Posts: 10003
Joined: Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:08 pm
Location: S.W.France
Contact:

Re: Carcano M41

Post by DuncaninFrance » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:36 am

Thanks Peter, good work my man!!
Duncan

What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch? -- W.C. Fields
"Many of those who enjoy freedom know little of its price."
You can't fix Stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts something.

http://www.twgpp.org
http://www.andrewsinfrance.co.uk
Post Reply