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    Receiver\Bolt Identification

    A friend asked if I know what this gun was "originally". I have no idea, so I figured I would see if someone out here knows. Thanks for any feed back.




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    I’m stumped!
    It feels like an early design. Circa 1870 or so.
    None of the ones off the top of my head match though.
    Mauser 1871. Kropatschek. Gras 1874. Lebel 1886. Nothing.

    Following along with interest!

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    Thanks for taking a look.

    It looks like the bolt handle has been modified, looks like it was turned down for a scope, so I would guess it was originally straight.

    Hope this helps.

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    A Carcano! Found it.
    Looks like a sporterized 1891 Carcano.

    I wasn’t too far off on the date.

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    YES!!! I was originally thinking a Carcano, but didn't want to post that and get told how wrong I was. I will looks for some pics. Thanks rcathey!!

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    That sure looks like it, that was quick rcathey. Thanks again.

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    No problem!
    I often buy parts lots of gun stuff at auction so I enjoy these little mysteries

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    Carcano action with a later style bolt (the extractor isn't cut through the bolt locking lug).

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