View Full Version : Terni CARCNO in 7.35 do I want this?

02-11-2012, 2:34 PM
So I found a Terni CARCNO in 7.35x51,

I've only seen one picture of this rifle, it looks ok, and for the $125 asking price, let's just say I've spent more on a gun trying to keep myself from buying another gun... That didn't stop me lol only slowed me down and is taking up space in the safe... So if it means I eat ramen for a few weeks... No hard feelings mostly because I get the good stuff on sale.

How available is the 7.35 carcno ammo?

For $125 I'm not expecting a sub moa tack driver but how accurate and reliable do these tend to be?

The rear sight isn't adjustable and is set at 300m to my understanding... How do others compensate for this?

By the end of writing this I think I've lost most interest in this rifle but I do like the price...

Is this going to be another wall hanger or a fun bet you never shot one of these before guns?

02-11-2012, 3:03 PM
here is the clips.


here is the ammo


There are other place you could get clips and ammo just cant think of them. Ebay and other place you might get the clips cheaper. I have been looking for one for a while so don't know how they shoot.

02-11-2012, 3:15 PM
Buy it!!!!! then buy my dies and bullets :-)

02-11-2012, 3:36 PM
damn that ammo ain't cheap either.

02-11-2012, 4:32 PM
And I think the bullet diameter is .300 or something odd, so components may be an issue...

But I still say buy it, I love those little split ring mannlichers! (still want an Italian/Japanese Carcano type I too).

02-11-2012, 9:27 PM
I think I might pick it up, the deal killer might be having to travel to dros and picking up

02-11-2012, 9:45 PM
Yes, they use a .300 dia jacketed bullet and the mould for it is lyman 300136 a 146gr gas check.
I had one many moons ago, a m38 carbine with a folding bayonet. It had been sold by the italians to the Finns during wwii.
It was fairly accurate, but the battle sights were poor. It was well made and rather handy.
I think 6.5 carcano brass is available and can be remade to 7.35.
You will need a clip to fire it as a repeater. The clips are the same for 6.5 and 7.35.
About the same horsepower as a 30/30.
my tuppence

02-11-2012, 9:46 PM
If it's not complete and functional I would say pass. Parts aren't cheap.