6.5x52mm Carcano

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Re: 6.5x52mm Carcano

Post by bladeracer » 27 Sep 2018, 2:43 pm

I managed to test some Hornady 140gn Interlock SP's just now and they made round holes, so I'll make up some more and see how they shoot alongside the 160gn RN.
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Re: 6.5x52mm Carcano

Post by yumastepside » 27 Sep 2018, 6:04 pm

Are you on any of the military restoration forums?

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Re: 6.5x52mm Carcano

Post by bladeracer » 28 Sep 2018, 9:18 am

yumastepside wrote:Are you on any of the military restoration forums?

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No, I have no interest in restoring any milsurps, I prefer them original, shootable, and "as is".
Are there forums worth having a look at?
I am going to have to rebarrel my Type38 Carbine.
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Re: 6.5x52mm Carcano

Post by yumastepside » 28 Sep 2018, 11:07 am

For the moment, I'll put some of your pics on one and get some info for you.

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Re: 6.5x52mm Carcano

Post by bladeracer » 28 Sep 2018, 11:14 am

yumastepside wrote:For the moment, I'll put some of your pics on one and get some info for you.

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Mint, I think I've got it mostly identified, just strange that it has Birmingham proofs. I'd like to know if those are original or if they indicate it went into British stores at some point.
And I can't work out the XVIII after the 1940 date.

I should put some pics up of my M95 Dutch as I still haven't been able to identify it.
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Re: 6.5x52mm Carcano

Post by yumastepside » 29 Sep 2018, 7:12 am

The 40-x whatever is the Fascist year date, still waiting to hear about the British proof. You might want to look at joining Milsurps.com, Lots of information on ex-military rifles, sporterised or not.

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Re: 6.5x52mm Carcano

Post by bladeracer » 29 Sep 2018, 9:20 am

yumastepside wrote:The 40-x whatever is the Fascist year date, still waiting to hear about the British proof. You might want to look at joining Milsurps.com, Lots of information on ex-military rifles, sporterised or not.

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Thanks for that, forgot about them Black Shorts :-)
I am on Milsurps.
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Re: 6.5x52mm Carcano

Post by yumastepside » 29 Sep 2018, 10:15 am

Reply to British proof mark question....

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Post by bladeracer » 29 Sep 2018, 10:39 am

yumastepside wrote:Reply to British proof mark question....

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Thanks Roger. It confirms that it probably is a Birmingham Nitro Proof mark.

I understand now that the BNP mark indicates a commercial proofing, and not a military one, so most likely imported into the commonwealth either privately or commercially.
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