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John Wall
Posted - 10/01/2003 : 05:14:44 AM
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Over the weekend, I purchased a very nice M1891 Terni long rifle made in 1896, which was rebuilt after WW I. The stock matches the receiver and barrel awhich still has about 95% of their blued refinish. The "Riparazione" stock cartouche reads "OFF. COST. ART." over a "1920" date. Does anyone know what these abbreviations mean?



Carcano
Posted - 10/01/2003 : 2:05:39 PM
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Officina di Costruzione d'Artiglieria

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Alexander Eichener
Email: [email protected]
Carcano Website: http://personal.stevens.edu/~gliberat/carcano



DocAV
Posted - 10/01/2003 : 5:13:58 PM
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Artillery Construction Workshops...The "Artillery Service" in Italian parlance was the equivalent of the US Ordnance Corps, and handled the manufacture and repair of all types of ordnance, both firearms and equipment.
regards, Doc AV



John Wall
Posted - 10/01/2003 : 5:54:05 PM
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Hi Alexander and Doc,
Many thanks for the informative relies! Sure makes collecting fun when you know great people with all the answers are out there!
Best Regards,
John
 
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