Carcano 91/38 Carbine Moschetto

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Carcano 91/38 Carbine Moschetto

Post by DuncaninFrance » Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:14 am

Just checking my NaturaBuy site this morning and in the No reserve page there are 8 Carcano 91/38 Carbine Moschetto's on offer in 6.5x52 Carcano.
I am bidding!
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Re: Carcano 91/38 Carbine Moschetto

Post by Niner » Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:23 pm

I've got a Carcano that was reconfigured in 8mm Mauser. A definite rifle to give to the rear area Italians in Africa. I took a snap of my three WWII carbines. The British No. 5, the US M1 carbine, and the Italian Carcano. The No. 5 came at the very end of the war and saw little to no service. The Carcano was strickly a maybe third line weapon configured in 8mm and the M1 carbine was everywhere in the war and produced in great numbers.
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Re: Carcano 91/38 Carbine Moschetto

Post by DuncaninFrance » Mon Aug 08, 2022 2:51 am

The Enfield No.5 saw a lot of service after WWII but did see some service.
The rifle was first issued to British airborne forces in Norway towards the end of the Second World War; these were troops that were likely to be sent to the Far East for an invasion of Japan

Service history

In service 1944-1960 (UK)

Wars
World War II
Korean War
Malayan Emergency
Vietnam War
Bangladesh Liberation War
Bougainville Civil War
British Post-WWII colonial conflicts
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