Did our troops use Carcano in WWII

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Did our troops use Carcano in WWII

Post by juststarting » 15 Nov 2017, 12:27 am

I've just seen this ad on Buyusedguns.com.au... Carcano. Something I'd like to have in my collection one day, for it's history, more so around the 60's rather than the 40's, but, my question has nothing to do with that.

The ad:
Part of Australian history from WW2. Italian M38 Carcano rifle made in Terni Arsenal. Bore good with plenty of strong rifling and no major damage to stock, only a few small marks. Postage extra.


Am I missing something? Is this liberal usage of "Australian history", i.e. yes, both Australia and Italy fought in WWII? Or did the Australian troops actually use Carcano rifles?

Little puzzled now about this, so I thought I'd get the braintrust on to it.
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Re: Did our troops use Carcano in WWII

Post by No1Mk3 » 15 Nov 2017, 4:53 am

No mate, we never issued Carcano rifles, but we captured squillions. The use of "history" more than likely refers to the actions of Diggers in North Africa and the numbers of Italian POW's taken. Cheers,
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Re: Did our troops use Carcano in WWII

Post by Gwion » 15 Nov 2017, 6:15 am

Australians may have been shot at with it..... does that count???

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Re: Did our troops use Carcano in WWII

Post by juststarting » 15 Nov 2017, 8:20 am

Yeah, thought so. Thanks.
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Re: Did our troops use Carcano in WWII

Post by Supaduke » 15 Nov 2017, 11:28 am

I have Hitler's skull for sale , $2000.
If that's too expensive I have his skull from when he was a little boy for $500
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Re: Did our troops use Carcano in WWII

Post by Oldbloke » 15 Nov 2017, 11:38 am

I have the west gate for sale. Much more useful to you juststarting
Hunt safe, look after the bush & plug more pests. :thumbsup: Better to load on the mild side. :o The greatest invention in the history of man is beer. :drinks:
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Re: Did our troops use Carcano in WWII

Post by juststarting » 15 Nov 2017, 11:53 am

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