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    Post WW1 COOEY modified CARCANO?

    I read on some site about WW1 CARCANOs that after WW1 , COOEY modified with set triggers, a barrel that is supposed to be held in with a set screw and also chambered for a larger cartridge that was loaded down. They made them for EATON'S and when someone managed to find the more powerful cartridge that wasn't loaded down and hurt himself, they are said to have recalled them. They are thought to be dangerous but the site I saw had done some tests and it wasn't all that negative. Does anyone know of this site or of these guns , I am curious to read more about them as I have one complete rifle and a complete action. I tried the search here but wasn't successful, but I may not have asked the right question.


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    The site is www.canadiangunnutz.com, and the individual who did the experiments is "Andy", who is also an Advisory Panelicon Member here. As you mention, there are all sorts of stories about these rifles; Andy's study is the only authoritative one of which I am aware.

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    According to a book called "Cooey Firearms made in Canadaicon" by John Belton, Cooey converted a bunch of surplus Carcanos to sporters. It was sold at Eaton's, and is chambered in 6.5x53.5 Mannlicher Schoenauer. There was a double set trigger, turned down bolt handle, and the Knox should be marked 6.5 mm. The stocks were checkered and refinished.

    It was not recommended to use military ammo, and it was recommeded to use ammo made by CIL for Eatons. Apparently a bunch of these failed, so Eaton's was sued and tried to recall them all.

    The writer says don't shoot them!

    I saw a couple of these at an auction a couple years back, they only sold for about $100, I should have bought one to add to my Cooey collection, but I'm sure I'll run into one again.
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    Eatons carcano with double set triggers by coey

    I have one of these rifles. My father in-law has had it for the last 50 years and just brought it to me this weekend. I am planning on selling it. How much do you think it is worth? I was thinking of trying to get $100 for it. It is in nice shape but the front sight is made out of some bent tin. The rest looks really good however.

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    Rex
    Quote Originally Posted by stoggie View Post
    According to a book called "Cooey Firearms made in Canadaicon" by John Belton, Cooey converted a bunch of surplus Carcanos to sporters. It was sold at Eaton's, and is chambered in 6.5x53.5 Mannlicher Schoenauer. There was a double set trigger, turned down bolt handle, and the Knox should be marked 6.5 mm. The stocks were checkered and refinished.

    It was not recommended to use military ammo, and it was recommeded to use ammo made by CIL for Eatons. Apparently a bunch of these failed, so Eaton's was sued and tried to recall them all.

    The writer says don't shoot them!

    I saw a couple of these at an auction a couple years back, they only sold for about $100, I should have bought one to add to my Cooey collection, but I'm sure I'll run into one again.

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