Guns, Firearms, Projectile Weapon Sports/Can You Name the Gun?

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1st Rifle Photo
1st Rifle Photo  

2nd Rifle Photo
2nd Rifle Photo  
I've attached 2 photos of the rifle but I can't find any markings on it.  Can you tell me the make and model of this Rifle and perhaps where they were manufactured?

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Hello Anthony.
  Your rifle is an Italian Carcano. They were manufactured in several calibers, and models. Beginning in 1891, the Modello 1891, also known as the M91, was chambered in 6.5x52mm mannlicher. In 1938, the Modello 1938, was chambered in 7.35x51mm. Also, in 1941 they added the model 91/41. There were some changes made for the Netherlands, Russians, and Japanesse military use, so it is very important that you can see examples of these to determine which model you have. I have found a web site that will help you do just that. Search for 'pictures of carcano rifles'. There are several dozen pictures you can pull up and compare to your rifle. I hope this helps and thank you for asking for me. Charles Gage

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I can answer questions dealing with firearms and their development due to western expansion. I can answer most questions about any firearms of the world manufactured after the Civil War(1868 - present. I can offer safety warnings about these. I can offer opinions and the reasons behind these. I can also answer questions about Iver Johnson firearms. I can identify by pictures most firearms. If your question involves a firearm you have access to, please include a good quality photo with your question.

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I have been at the study of firearms and their use since my first issue of Field and Stream in 1962.At that time I was completely devoted to rifles, but over the years I have experienced the thrill of the hunt with handguns, shotguns and of course rifles. I moved from Oklahoma to New Mexico in 1972 and, since, I have taken numerous game and non-game animals with all firearms (cannons excluded)including blackpowder muzzleloading rifles,shotguns and handguns. My favorite handgun for large non-game animals, such as feral hogs, is my Uberti replica of a 1847 Colt Walker. Very heavy, but accurate.

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I am a 1973 high school graduate. Junior and senior year I developed a class on Wildlife Depredation and Conservation of our Rocky Mountain states. My specialty was the brown bear.

Awards and Honors
New Mexico Hunter Safety Program Instructor 15 year award.

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