It's one of the case when I said better on pictures first. Looks like they did convert type 1 to type 2 by putting a metal insert. Cool. No wonder the bayo is a bit wobbly.Interesting bayonet latch configuration. Looks like a modified first pattern. First time I've seen this type. Nice find!
I almost ordered one hoping to get one like yours because I collect oddities in bayonet latches but with my luck I would just get a standard type 2 in fair condition.It's one of the case when I said better on pictures first. Looks like they did convert type 1 to type 2 by putting a metal insert. Cool. No wonder the bayo is a bit wobbly.
Now I still need real type 2. Damn, I thought I was done with those Carcanos
So I decided to order a proper type 2. I got one, it has a nice cartouche too. by now my much ran out, though. Cracked stock. Not terrible, but I'm not too happy. To fix or not to fix, that is the question. What do you guys think? It's not like I'll be using it as a shooter, but it kind of bothers me. on the other hand I don't want to ruin whaterever little collector value it has...
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You're already on the right track with the epoxy and sanding dust. (Never use glue)Is it just one large crack that goes all the way through the wrist? If so the trickiest part will be dowling. You will need to get a long drill bit and drill into the crack from inside the stock. I'll see if I can find some pictures of that really bad one I did.Thanks! I'm thinking to use epoxy with some wood dusting, but I would very much appreciate learning more about your experiences and any Carcano specific tricks.