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JTV
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Posted - 07/19/2004 : 03:20:31 AM
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Due to discussion with a italian fellow collector I would have a question to collectors who own Finnish issued (letters "SA" in a box marked) Italian 7,35 mm rifle M/38 (also known as "Terni rifle" in Finland) aka "7,35 mm fucile modello 38". Have any of you noticed any modifications in forward or rear sight? Italian sources claim that the original fixed rear sight was modified to 150-meter setting (originally they were set for 200-meters) in Finland, while Finnish sources don't mention this modification.



airdale
Posted - 07/19/2004 : 09:22:13 AM
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According to the Carcano website the "SA" marked M38's were fitted with a higher front sight blade to give a 150 meter setting. GO to the Itailian firearms welcome topic and click on Carcano website for more info.



JTV
Posted - 07/20/2004 : 05:20:45 AM
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Thanks Airdale. I got rather similar reply in Collectors Forum also (from person who had some Finnish issued Carcano rifles with higher front sight blades), so this now looks pretty certain.



DMala
Posted - 07/20/2004 : 3:56:15 PM
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No all the Finnish M38SRs were modified with the taller front sight, it is unclear if this is because not all of them needed it, or because the Finnish did not implement the change consistently on all rifles in stock. So, a Finnish M38SR with the normal front sight is still correct.
 
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