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Reworked Italian Long Rifle To 7.9mm Single Shot

DaveDavis

Senior Member
Found cheap at a local pawn today....
 

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RyanE

Baby Face
Staff member
That font is very weird, and the caliber marking is out of place. I don't think I like this one.

Is the stock numbered?
 

DaveDavis

Senior Member
To each his own......

Completely your right to like or not like

I like it as original

Barrel bored out to 7.9 mm

I am happy with it for $350.00 plus tax

Stock renumbered in German style

Who would go to this much trouble to fake this and then dump it in a pawn shop, in Central Texas, for a $ 100.00 loan, which they then default on ?????
 
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Pat

Moderator
Staff member
Hi Dave,
Per Ryan's request, would you be able to post pics of the stock markings?

Paging Franchi... ;)

Best,
Pat
 

DaveDavis

Senior Member
Sure / other than this no other markings
 

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RyanE

Baby Face
Staff member
Well, the stock is definitely wrong. These were not numbered like that. The H and K prefix guns were numbered on the side of the stock with the prefix included.
 

DaveDavis

Senior Member
Just the time and labor involved in boring it to 7.9 and the modification of the adjustable rear sight to a fixed rear sight dissuade me from thinking a hump job along with a recoil lug being placed in the stock ....

I am satisfied it is legit........
 

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mrfarb

No War Eagles For You!
Staff member
As collectors we base originality on trends. These have specific trends that they follow and this rifle breaks nearly all of them. As to “who would do” such a thing and sell it so cheap, that isn’t a valid argument. One of the most prolific fakers lives in central Texas. He could easily have made it and sold it to an unsuspecting dupe, dupe dies from Covid, dupes family pawns the gun. But you got it cheap so no big deal. The serial on the receiver is clearly not HK font.
 

DaveDavis

Senior Member
All things being equal, yes......

It will stay mine until I die, and then ???????

Well, I wont be here to care....

By the way, Mike, I do not think this is a Karl Kirke hump job.

I do not think even he can re rifle a 6.5mm barrel to a 7.9 mm.
 
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Pat

Moderator
Staff member
I'm finally able to see this on something larger than a phone, and I agree with RyanE and mrfarb, there's alot I don't like about this one. Short of making a pedantic list of 'NOPEs,' suffice to say that it is full of aspects that pretty much scream 'fake.' I'm really glad you didn't pay much for this one.

Pat
 

JimF

Senior Member
Dave . . . .
Just for giggles, look directly at the muzzle crown, and see if you can detect the barrel “wall” as THICKER on one or another side!
I’ve yet to see a Carcano with the bore in the center of the barrel!
 

DaveDavis

Senior Member
I checked the barrel from breech to muzzle it is indeed chambered for 7.9mm //// the rifling is not new //// tomorrow I will go to my local range, tie a string to the trigger, stand back, and attempt to fire 5 standard ww2 German rounds from it ......
 

DaveDavis

Senior Member
Fired the gun safely today and it chambered, fired and extracted 10 standard WW2 german ball ammo without a problem. Not very accurate but I kept the last 5 rounds in a 10 inch circle at 50 meters.

Moderate recoil, bolt opened easily so the headspace is within tolerance.
 

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