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    Recent Carcano M91 "Cavalry Carbines from RTI

    I have purchased a total of six "Cavalry Carbines" ranging in dates from 1899 to 1941. Three came from DK Firearms several months ago and three recent from RTI. I bought one of RTI's "Very Good" rated Carbines when the dropped the price about a month ago. I recently bought two more of their "Fair to Good" when they dropped the price on those to $99. I just received the last two and was pleasantly surprised. One is in "Good to Very Good" condition and the other in "Very Good" Condition. One is a 1941 FNA Brescia, barrel dated 1941 XIX. The other is a Cardone with a two digit, clearly stamped date of 36. However, the Roman Numeral date is clearly "XV". 1922 when Mussolini came to power plus 15 should be 1937. Has anyone seen a date discrepancy like this. I have not noticed any before.

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    Hi JJ, it is absolutely normal. The Fascist year began on October 21st, so all documents, guns etc produced before and after that date show different EF years (Era Fascista).
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