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I've been offered a Carcano Cavalry Carbine - I think it's a Brescia 91/38, since it has the adjustable sight but seems to have the round instead of hex barrel shank, but I'm not sure and have asked for more pictures. I don't have much experience with carbines, as I've slowly been picking up Carcanos over the years, but the bayonet in the pictures seems to be hanging very low and apparently wobbles. I'm wondering if this is common or fixable (maybe just by tightening the screw in the mount) or an indication that I should pass on the gun.

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It might have been damaged in battle. In any case, since I'm willing to bet you will not be using the bayonet, I do not feel it will hurt the value. If you have a friend or acquaintance with one, you could try changing it to see if that makes a difference. SW
 

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Ok, so apparently it's dated 1938 and made by Terni. Are 91 carbines dated that late unusual?
 

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