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    08-08-2020, 09:56 AM
    For the OP - do you have any info about how your father acquired this rifle? That may help shed some light on if any of these modifications were...
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    08-07-2020, 08:35 PM
    On DK Firearms site they say they hope to have parts and clips in the near future. I wonder if accessories like the slings or bayonets might be part...
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    08-07-2020, 06:46 PM
    Yep those are PPU rounds, so a good showing even though undersized. I haven't tried to chamber a round on an empty bolt body with these, but...
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    08-07-2020, 04:40 PM
    Received 2 carbines earlier this week. Both Brescia, both old style bayo lug. Both pass the muzzle test decently enough. One is a 1916 dated barrel...
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    08-07-2020, 04:27 PM
    I bought three rifles from RTI this summer. An m91, an SMLE, and Belgian 89/36 Every single one keyholed. I sent the SMLE out for a rebarrel job, and...
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    08-07-2020, 12:36 AM
    The DK Arms and PSA and Buds were imported by PW Arms. According to DK Arms these are completely separate from the Ethiopia cache. These are coming...
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    08-05-2020, 07:31 PM
    Mike R replied to a thread DK m91TS in Italian Firearms Forum
    I think it's interesting it went through the refurb and didn't get any side sling swivels added. I would have assumed as these were refurbed they...
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    08-04-2020, 08:24 PM
    Mike R replied to a thread DK Carcano in Italian Firearms Forum
    If I recall correctly you may have to remove the very front band first (the one w/ bayo lug attached), then slide off the top handguard with barrel...
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    08-04-2020, 07:00 PM
    fourbore I just received mine today, and interestingly the one with the 1947 rebuild stamp has only the bottom swivels, none on the side.
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    08-04-2020, 06:44 PM
    It is also true of the Japanese designations... the Type 99 in original form, and the Substitute Standard. In between there are dozens of variations...
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    08-03-2020, 12:14 PM
    Fourbore I imagine if m91TSM is used, most folks will understand what that refers to, just as we use the TS and M abbreviation. I suspect it won't be...
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    07-30-2020, 02:55 PM
    Mike R replied to a thread RTI Carcanos in Italian Firearms Forum
    RussianBerdan, "parts" of your reserve? So there is more still sitting around?
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    07-29-2020, 02:25 PM
    Mike R replied to a thread RTI Carcanos in Italian Firearms Forum
    The 1947 date you see on the stock is when it was reworked at Terni (FAT). The original manufacture date is on one of the barrel flats. I saw a 1917...
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    07-28-2020, 10:14 PM
    Mike R replied to a thread RTI Carcanos in Italian Firearms Forum
    Yes, a mix of TS and 91/28s, judging by the stocks and band configurations.
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    07-21-2020, 01:17 PM
    Mike R replied to a thread RTI Carcanos in Italian Firearms Forum
    If they run another 20% off sale, that might be a good time to bite if they offer the bore condition hand select option for the model you are...
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    07-21-2020, 09:38 AM
    Mike R replied to a thread RTI Carcanos in Italian Firearms Forum
    Do not buy one with any expectation of getting a usable bore. If they offer a handpick for bore condition and you want a guarantee of a decent bore,...
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    07-20-2020, 12:25 AM
    Mike R replied to a thread M 38 in 6.5 in Italian Firearms Forum
    I believe you can often find these referred to as "91/38"s... The /38 is because if the 1938 year designation given to the original 7.35 design, and...
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