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So I picked up this rifle. My buddy says it is a Caranaco. Can someone please help me out? Thanks.
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It sure looks like a Carcano that has been sporterized. The experts will be around soon with better info.
 

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It sure looks like a Carcano that has been sporterized. The experts will be around soon with better info.
“It sure looks like a Carcano Bubba edition.”
Fixed that for ya ;) Actually doesn’t look like a bad job.
 

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What's a Bubba edition? Lol. I don't even know where to begin on caliber? It's not stamped anywhere.
 

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What's a Bubba edition? Lol. I don't even know where to begin on caliber? It's not stamped anywhere.
Here's a 6.5 MM Italian Carcano. You can see the obvious similarities. "Bubba" in this context is a not very talented self taught gunsmith. I think your rifle looks pretty good.
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What's a Bubba edition? Lol. I don't even know where to begin on caliber? It's not stamped anywhere.
“Bubba edition“ refers rifles, usually old military, modified to better suit the users purpose. Often with somewhat disappointing results. From what I saw yours wasn’t done by Bubba in the garage with a file, some sand paper and a pair of pliers. Looks well done.
 

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I don't see how you can call that a Bubba edition. It looks very well made.
Some people see any modifications to old military rifles as an assault on the weapons historical value, well done or not. I agree his appears well done and I told him so. It’s a little Sunday morning humor, nothing more nothing less.
 

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I’d suggest casting yourself or having a chamber casting performed. No telling what cartridge it could actually be. Nice looking rifle!
 

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So which one do you guys think it is? A 38 a 41. I'll start looking for the correct furniture to try to restore it back to what it should be. Thanks for all your help guys. I greatly appreciate it.
 

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With the bent bolt, I'm leaning towards 38.
 

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With the bent bolt, I'm leaning towards 38.
I'm going to take that back. The barrel looks to long to be a 38, they only had a 20 1/2" barrel. The 91/41 has a 27" barrel. The bolt handle could've been bent when it was sporterized.
I would suggest taking it to a gunsmith and have a casting made of the chamber.
 
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I would leave it alone...it's only worth about 2-250$.....good hunting rifle-Have gunsmith check headspace....my buddy bought one last year for 225$,only ammo he found was PPU___he's shooting it and I noticed after shot 10,it sounded weird,checked out brass-----EVERY one was missing primer.
 

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I measured the barrel where it would be screwed in at. I was getting exactly 23" where it screws into the action. The back sight is fixed but has a Parr that flips up.
 

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Maybe it's been rebarreled.
 

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I think your sporterized rifle looks so much better than the original military stock. I am not one that really cares for the sporterized stocks on military rifles,but in this case I would leave it as it is now.
Ditto.
 
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