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    Default Need help identifying an old rifle

    I came across this old rifle and at first thought it may be an old Mosin, but it has a double trigger. The only markings on it at all are the letters "FALC." These are stamped into the underside base of the bolt handle.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

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    Dan
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    Looks like a sporterized Carcano. Very cool! FALC stands for Fabricca d'Armi L. Cavagna, which was a company that made small parts I believe. It could be chambered for any number of cartridges. And I have read that some of the sporterized ones had barrels replaced which were NOT threaded to the receiver, but press fit and held in place by a small set screw located on the under side! Obviously caution is warranted.
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    Thank you. I looked it up and think you are probably correct. The other option would be a 7 x 57 Mauser Sporter. They are both pretty much the same gun.

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    Look at the LOP.....wow must be 15"

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    A Carcano and a Mauser are FAR from the same gun.
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    Their shooting team target rifles came with the double set triggers and good adjustable rear sight. There were some after market double set triggers that had alot of problems.You can find the clips for them on e-bay
    I fairly sure I know that rifle and did some patching on it.
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    Here you go... I must say your guys google-fu is weak
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    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    Huh I post up link on a discussion on who probably made this rifle... You post a link on JFK and supposed weapon used to whack him... Your google-fu is weak

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    looks like a carcano that has been sporterized a little. I apologize if I'm not the first the make this assumption, I skimmed to the bottom.

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