Lot 0347: Rifle Curacano Moschetto M91 38 (Italy)

Starting bid: 300.00

DESCRIPTION

A truly historic weapon with its most famous victim American President John F. Kennedy

Carcano is a common name for a series of Italian bolt-action, magazine-fed, firearms rifles and carbines.

Introduced in 1891, with a berth for the rimless cartridge 6.5×52mm Carcano round (Cartuccia Modello 1895).

The weapon was designed by the Italian Salvatore Carcano in the Turin weapon arsenal in 1890.

A Carcano is a truly historic weapon. In addition to the Italians, the Germans also made extensive use of this weapon. It was the most used weapon system of the Deutsche Volkssturm in late 1944-1945. During the civil war in Libya (2011), weapons again appeared in the hands of rebels. But the most famous victim of this weapon is American President John F. Kennedy, who was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald and his Carcano.

 

SPECIFICATION

Type and Model:            Curacano Moschetto Mod. 91/38

Weapon number:           K9010

Year of Manufacturing:  1940

Calber:                            7.35×51mm Carcano

Length:                            40.1 in (1,018 mm)

Manufacturer:                 Turin Army Arsenal

Weight:                            7.5 lb (3.4 kg)

Barrel:                              21 in (530 mm)

System of operation:      Bolt Action

Feed system:                  6-round integral box magazine, loaded with 6-round en-bloc clips

BAIV Reference:              0125

 

REMARKS

Location:                         Nederweert, The Netherlands.

Condition:                       In good condition with nice patina.

Permits:                           Will come with EU deactivation certificate.

 

ESTIMATE VALUE

Between € 400 and € 600