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Carcano M91/24 attic find

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:23 am
by M67
Few years ago my friend renovated his family house. So, he invited me to search if is there any military stuff. And I had big luck. One Italian WW2 combat backpack with rolled camouflage tent M29, Italian helmet M33. The best find was short Carcano carbine model M91 / 24. In original condition, but poorly preserved. Wooden parts are very dry, metal parts are corroded. In our area (Western Slovenia), original finds in old houses, attics and barns are still available.
We can easily recognized the model because of shortened M91 barrel with original markings from 1917 and the old long sight. Other parts are marked in year of refurbish. Carbine is very handy and extremely lightweight. It still has bayonet lug for standard M91 Carcano bayonet.

Re: Carcano M91/24 attic find

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:16 am
by vandle
That is a very nice find, I wouldnt think the backpack would be all that common find.

When I renovate I find water leaks and termites

Re: Carcano M91/24 attic find

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:02 pm
by ffuries
It amazing that this stuff is still found tucked away after all these years. Would love to find something like that, talk about being jealous.

Great find and great save.

Re: Carcano M91/24 attic find

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:56 pm
by Horsefriend
was there any "kit" left in the backpack?

Re: Carcano M91/24 attic find

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 9:34 am
by lloydiam
Nice Find !................

Re: Carcano M91/24 attic find

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 4:05 am
by M67
Horsefriend wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:56 pm
was there any "kit" left in the backpack?
Nothing unfortunately. However, I have ITA Esercito WW2 full combat kit and uniform from other attics and old houses.

Re: Carcano M91/24 attic find

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 3:54 pm
by gabe
Pretty neat!

Re: Carcano M91/24 attic find

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 3:02 pm
by Mountain Lion
I will bet you it was left there by an Italian soldier in a big hurry to scurry to the West to escape the Russians. Nice find

Re: Carcano M91/24 attic find

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:27 pm
by S.B.
I wish I could find a 91/24 like that, maybe some day?
Steve

Re: Carcano M91/24 attic find

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:18 am
by M67
It was many years ago. Nowadays....hard to find anymore!