6.5 mm Italian Carbine...

Discussion in 'Guns - Blackpowder' started by festus, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. festus

    festus New Member

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    ...aka Lee Harvey Oswald Special. Does anyone else on here besides me own one?
     
  2. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine has one. He came out and shot holes in the steel plates I shoot with my pistols! A 1/4" plate don't stand a chance against a Carcano.
     

  3. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy New Member

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    I love old military rifles. Here I thought my old 30-40 Krag my great grandfather fought the Spanish with was bad. I use it to cap at least one deer a year. Lord knows he killed a boat load with it. I like a 6 mm aka my243 and love my 7 mm mauser. Now I am being forced to look at a 6.5.:big_smile::big_smile:
     
  4. festus

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    My dad ordered mine from Klein's for about $14.99 right after the JFK assassination. However, he didn't buy the "Lee Harvey Oswald" scope. It was delivered right to our mailbox by the USPS. Back then you could buy a good used M-1 Carbine for about $39.99 through the US Mail.
     
  5. Midwest Drifter

    Midwest Drifter New Member

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    I had one when I was in high school. It was really rough looking, but would make a lot of noise. It was so short all my frends thought it was a 22. I'd say o no this is a 6.5 . Well they had never heard of one. Cource back then neither had I. It would sure blow the hell out of turltes & snakes. We used blow holes in the I beams under old steel bridges.
     
  6. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    My buddy came by with his while I was out back shooting steel plates. The first one he hit had a hole you could drop a quarter through. Then we put two plates back to back. The bullet went through the first one and left a dent in the second that would hold about a shot of booze! That's a long heavy bullet that thing shoots.
     
  7. festus

    festus New Member

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    You're right about that, Flathead Willie. Does anyone know the best place on the net to buy ammo for those guns? I've checked around and it's pretty scarce.

     
  8. Redneck in a Skiboat

    Redneck in a Skiboat New Member

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    My wife's dad had one. He is dead and my mother in law had it. She gave some of his guns to my son, but not the 6.5 Carcano. I think my brother in law (wife's sister's husband) may have it. We have about 15 rounds of the ammo, but we're hanging on to it in case the gun comes our way. I checked into it a few years ago and found out that the one she had was probably bought here in Anderson, SC at a store called JM Fields that sold them in the 60's for less than $20. Good luck finding some Ammo!
     
  9. BubbaCat

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    see them for sale, on those once and awhile.:big_smile:ammo that is.
     
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  10. BubbaCat

    BubbaCat New Member

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    yep. lots of it on auction arms.