M38 Carcano Infantry Carbine

Flag_of_Italy_(1861-1946)The Fucile di Fanteria Mod. 1938. The standard short rifle adopted by the Italian Army in 1938. The rifle is in 7.35×51 calibre. This one is a bit of a bush pig, rough but cheap. It was manufactured by Terni in 1939. The 7.35 round was adopted to give the Italians a heavier hitting round than the prior 6.5 Carcano. The rifle was unusual for incorporating a detachable folding bayonet, seen below or here.

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Partisans of the Slovenian Cancarjeve Brigade in Ljubljana in May 1943. The rifles are captured Italian Carcano M38’s.

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