GUN What kind of rifle do I have here? BIG PICS

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  1. JW2

    JW2 New Member

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    I forgot that I had this in my closet until I was cleaning it out a while back. It's in pretty bad shape and is missing the bolt and magazine. I'm not sure where this even came from. The rifle is chambered 6.5mm as noted by an engraving on the receiver. Here are some more pics:

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    what is that, 6.5 swiss, maybe?
     
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    :cool:

    Thanks. I'll check that out.

    I wonder if I could find a bolt and magazine and make this thing functional again? Just for fun.
     
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    Also, there are no other markings on the firearm besides the ones pictured (and the 6.5MM that I didn't take a picture of).
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Looks like a Mannlicher-Carcano M91 Carbine, sans bayonet and bolt. They were 6.5x52mm.

    If the barrel length is less than ~17", do NOT try to fire live ammo through the gun. A sub-17" barrel means it is likely a trainer, meant to fire BLANKS ONLY.

    Interesting note that Clean pointed out on fuction is the hole in the bottom of the magazine to allow the clip to eject after the last round is chambered. This was a discrepancy the Warren commission found with placing the blame for assassination on Lee Harvey Oswald.
     
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    Thanks guys. I'm gonna sign up for that forum tomorrow while I'm bored at work. When I find out more about it, I think I'm gonna try to return it to functionality. Might be fun to plink around with.
     
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    Oh, and Kellyclan, the bbl is 17" exactly.
     
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    I just noticed this "secret compartment" :rofl:

    What's this for?

    Sorry for my ignorance. All of my other firearms are pretty new/modern.

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    RealFastV6 OMFGh4x0rzZ!!111

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    I'd guess a cleaning kit.
     
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    Yea, that was my guess too. A cleaning rod.
     
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    Its a storage compartment for your rifle cleaning supplies. Pretty much all military rifles have that.
     
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    I went ahead and signed up for that forum and posted about it. I've only had one reply so far but here's what he said:

    I'll keep you posted on what else I find. This is pretty interesting. I'm fascinated with old things :cool:
     

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