+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Just Want To Say Hi To You Surplus Collectors

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Contributing Member SoloDallas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Last On
    Today @ 01:16 AM
    Location
    San Diego
    Age
    50
    Posts
    7
    Local Date
    09-20-2018
    Local Time
    09:17 AM
    Real Name
    Phil Olivieri

    Just Want To Say Hi To You Surplus Collectors

    ...who is speaking is an Italianicon American (US Born, raised in Rome - IT) and moved back to the US a few years ago (San Diego, CA).

    I just fell back into a fervent passion for surplus guns - particularly WWII.
    I went nuts studying all over again WWII (Italian, Germanicon, Allied). I know my former nation owes everything to my good, old and beloved America.

    Bought a few Carcanos just in a week. This is one and wanted to post a couple of images here.
    The backpack is mine - in the sense that, I served in Italy with it in 1990 (drafted, mandatory conscription at the time). I was stunned to find out that it was the same pattern as at least some of the fascist era ones (laughs).

    Ciao you all!

    This one is in 8mm, much likely with fake markings and all - still love it.


    WWII Carcano in 8mm
    by SoloDallas, on Flickr


    WWII Carcano Cavalry Markings
    by SoloDallas, on Flickr


    WWII Carcano Cavalry Markings
    by SoloDallas, on Flickr


    WWII Carcano Cavalry Markings
    by SoloDallas, on Flickr

  2. The Following 4 Members Say Thank You to SoloDallas For This Useful Post:


  3. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Age
    2010
    Posts
    All Threads
    No Drill-Tap scope mounts for Mosin Nagant, Mauser K98K, Yugo M48, Swedish M96 and M38, Swiss K31, K11, 1911 and more! Bringing mil-surplus rifles to modern standard without damaging historical values! LIMITED TIME OFFER FROM THE AMERICAN GUNSMITHING INSTITUTE: Get Immediate Online Access To AGI's NEW Armorer's Course for Glock Pistols, Covering Every Generation of Glocks, Including the Latest Model 42/43 and Double Stack Pistols for ONLY $7.00! Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles Service Publications - Collectors books that earn their place in your library! Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Canadian Import and Export Services (Click banner ad for more information) Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

  4. #2
    Moderator
    (Parker Hale Forums)
    Gil Boyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Last On
    Today @ 09:27 AM
    Location
    Home of The Parachute Regiment & 16 Air Assault Brigade
    Posts
    2,811
    Local Date
    09-20-2018
    Local Time
    03:17 PM
    Welcome to the site. I am sure a Carcano expert will be along soon to answer your queries.;
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

  5. Thank You to Gil Boyd For This Useful Post:


  6. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  7. #3
    Contributing Member Ovidio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Last On
    Today @ 08:11 AM
    Location
    Pordenone, Italy
    Posts
    590
    Local Date
    09-20-2018
    Local Time
    04:17 PM
    Real Name
    Ovidio Gentiloni
    Ciao, benvenuto!

    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

  8. Thank You to Ovidio For This Useful Post:


  9. #4
    Contributing Member SoloDallas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Last On
    Today @ 01:16 AM
    Location
    San Diego
    Age
    50
    Posts
    7
    Local Date
    09-20-2018
    Local Time
    09:17 AM
    Real Name
    Phil Olivieri
    Thread Starter
    Ciao ragazzi, Ciao Ovidio (and grazie!). Funny thing is, I am currently back in Rome for a while (came back with wife and children for summer to see the old farts and all).
    Warm hug to you all, I look forward to spending quality time here.

    Once again, thanks for your welcoming me here - yours, SD

    ETA: my new to me Beretta M1934 (from 1941) and M38 have both hit my FFL in San Diego. Won't be able to DROS them until I'm back home, but a picture of the M38 (in 7.35) is mandatory.


    Original Carcano M38
    by SoloDallas, on Flickr

    PS in Rome I used to own a Cavalry carbine and another M34 (in 9mm short which was more rare in Italyicon).
    Pictured below.


    Older Italians
    by SoloDallas, on Flickr
    Last edited by SoloDallas; 06-14-2018 at 01:45 AM.

  10. The Following 2 Members Say Thank You to SoloDallas For This Useful Post:


  11. #5
    Really Senior Member AZPhil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last On
    09-16-2018 @ 04:41 PM
    Location
    Yuma,AZ
    Posts
    362
    Local Date
    09-20-2018
    Local Time
    10:17 AM
    Welcome to the site Phil!!!


    Semper Fi
    Phil

  12. #6
    Contributing Member SoloDallas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Last On
    Today @ 01:16 AM
    Location
    San Diego
    Age
    50
    Posts
    7
    Local Date
    09-20-2018
    Local Time
    09:17 AM
    Real Name
    Phil Olivieri
    Thread Starter
    Quote Originally Posted by AZPhil View Post
    Welcome to the site Phil!!!


    Semper Fi
    Phil
    But, but, Phil!!! (Grazie, friend).

    Semper Fidelis!

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. A Warning for UK collectors
    By bigduke6 in forum Edged Weapons Forum
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 07-17-2013, 03:16 PM
  2. Our Responsibilities as Collectors
    By garrettbragg12 in forum Milsurps General Discussion Forum
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12-14-2012, 04:08 AM
  3. For all the Patch Collectors
    By alktrio06 in forum Vintage Military Gear
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-06-2012, 10:08 AM
  4. why milsurp collectors cry
    By snell in forum M1 Garand/M14/M1A Rifles
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-31-2009, 04:55 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts