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03-14-2010, 8:46 AM
My Grandpa sent me this photo of a rifle he has over his fireplace. Can anyone help with ID.
He's 87 and I don't think he can get it off the wall to look at it closer.
03-14-2010, 8:57 AM
M1870/87/15 Italian Vetterli
During World War I, like many nations Italy faced a shortage of modern infantry rifles. As an emergency measure, many Vetterli Vitali rifles were converted to fire the 6.5x52mm Carcano round, adding a 6.5mm barrel lining and a Carcano-style magazine. These conversions are not considered safe to fire with standard 6.5x52mm loads.
BTW, The bayonet may be worth more then the rifle.
03-14-2010, 11:10 AM
+ 1 on the Vetterli.
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