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Small Arms of WWI Primer 030: Italian Carcano Model 1891

Othais and Mae delve into the story of this WWI classic. Complete with history, function, and live fire demonstration.

C&Rsenal presents its WWI Primer series; covering the firearms of this historic conflict one at a time in honor of the centennial anniversary. Join us every other Tuesday!

Cartridge: 6.5x52mm
Capacity: 6 rnds
Length: 50.59″
weight: 7.72 lbs

Additional reading:

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The Model 1891 Carcano Rifle
A Detailed Developmental & Production History
Giovanni Chegia & Alberto Simonelli with Ralph Riccio

Italy’s Battle Rifle
Russ Arendell and Steve Woodrum

Il Novantuno Mannlicher-Carcano Das italienische Waffensystem Modell 1891
Wolfgang Riepe

This episode’s historical song:
La Leggenda del Piave
Giovanni Martinelli

Music provided by Melissa Hyman of The Moon and You

Safe range space thanks to Shoot Logic

In collaboration with The Great War

Ammunition data thanks to DrakeGmbH

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