Carcano M1938 Rifle

Country of OriginItaly
Caliber7.350 mm
Capacity6 rounds
Length1,021.000 mm
Barrel Length530.000 mm
Weight3.700 kg
Muzzle Velocity701 m/s


ww2dbaseThe Carcano M1938 rifles were Italian rifles that were produced between 1937 and 1940. Some were made in the form of a carbine, which had a length of 920-mm and weighed 3-kg.


Last Major Revision: Jan 2008


German paratroopers with FG 42 rifle and MP 40 submachine gun in Italy guarding a cache of captured weapons, 1943

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1. Anonymous says:
20 Feb 2009 08:08:21 PM

I am trying to find out information about my Carcano but cannot seem to find anything accurate. Out of all of the pictures of carcanos that I've seen, none of them look exactly like my rifle. I believe it may be a mut. If you have any information or advise on where to look, it would be greatly appreciated.
2. Anonymous says:
5 Oct 2009 04:08:17 PM

i have what i believe to be a carcano it says fat 41 on barrel and d8479 on barrel could someone please tell me more about it
3. Anonymous says:
29 Apr 2010 10:44:39 AM

You could have an l891 that was cut down to make carbine. The Italians converted a lot of the 1891 and they have a look all of their own.

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