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bayoned
Posted - 10/11/2004 : 10:48:45 PM
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I have two of the VV70/87/15 in 6.5mm

My question, one of them has a magazine well that appears very much like the M91 Carcano series rifles.

The other has a vertical area about 2" long and about 3/8" wide on each side, as well as a small triangular notch machined at the bottom of each side as well.

Why the difference?



Ronin48
Posted - 10/12/2004 : 5:31:21 PM
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Have noted the same. WAG, one from actual Carcano production and second produced for the 70/87/15 conversions??? The turtle moves ahead only when he sticks his neck out!



bayoned
Posted - 10/12/2004 : 10:50:06 PM
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Your WAG seems very plausible.

There seem to be more of the "plain-carcano" variety around, but the milled out versions don't seem too rare.

I just bought the milled out one because it had really wonderful cartouches, one from the original 87 conversion, and the other from the 15 conversion; dated 1917, ROMA, and has a crisp Italian sheild&cross. I hadn't seen that cartouche before.



tplan
Posted - 10/13/2004 : 12:40:57 AM
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Can you post a picture of the milled out one? Not sure if I've seen one.
John



bayoned
Posted - 10/16/2004 : 10:36:59 AM
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I can't post any pics at the moment, but there is no mistaking one when you see it. The milled-out verticals are very pronounced.
 

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bayoned
Posted - 12/20/2006 : 09:32:09 AM
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I have noted three distinctly different magazine manufacturing styles for these 70/87/16 6.5mm conversion rifles.
There might be more.

Regards, Ned
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