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Len S
Posted - 09/07/2003 : 4:22:17 PM
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I was attending a gunshow this weekend ,in Miami, with my friend Michael J. Littman (the firearms enthusiast formerly known as "Lakeitel"). Another friend brought over a 1918 dated M91 Carcano for me to look at. He said he was having extraction problems and asked me to take a look at it. The first thing I noticed was a large "E" stamped on the receiver.I recalled a long ago posting by Alexander concerning a M91 he purchased that had been altered by the Greeks to chamber the 6.5 Mannlicher round. I believe he said that the receivers were marked in some way. Is it the letter "E"? Thanks & best regards,



Carcano
Posted - 09/07/2003 : 6:01:43 PM
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In my case, it was a Mod. 91/38 short rifle with a large coarse "E" on the receiver ring, surrounded with four or five dots. And yes, the chamber was definitely reamed out to 6,5 x 54 MS (incidentally, the gun was very accurate).
 

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Posted - 03/21/2006 : 11:30:01 AM
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There was quite a bit of discussion regarding the "E" marking on the reciever of this rifle, and the concensus was that it indicated that the rifle was rechambered to accept the greek 6.5x54MS round. (See previous posts Carcano M-91 Terni, 1899, posted on Jan 3.) I was finally able to get some photo's so I thought I would post them.
Now if I can only find a reasonably priced cleaning rod and bayonet...!

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DMala
Posted - 03/21/2006 : 1:25:27 PM
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Yes, the "E" looks just like those that I saw before in the 6.5x54MS conversions, congratulations for your find.
 
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