COMING IN MARCH 2019


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ITALIAN CARCANO TROMBONCINO, EXPERIMENTAL MILITARY BOLT ACTION CARBINE WITH GRENADE LAUNCHER.
inv # 19-392

Caliber: 6.5mm Carcano.

Barrel: 17 3/4″

SN: A9383

Sights: Drift adjustable front sight and a combination rear sight. At the base is a fixed battle sight, set for 100 meters, bracketed by a tangent-type sight graded from 6-15, adjustable via a spring loaded plunger. Launcher’s front sight protrudes from the left side of the stock, about 8″ back from the muzzle; the rear viewer is mounted to the left of the rifle sight and has separate indicators of 1 (100), 1.5 (150), and 2 (200) meters.

Notes: Super scarce Italian military M1928 Tromboncino, one of only a handful of such carbines in the US, made for close-up assault troops, wherein dual bolt-action receivers, jointly actuated by a single trigger, allowed function as a grenade launcher with follow-up rifle fire.

Exact rifle is pictured in the Italian Small Arms book by Riccio, pages 100-101.

Status: Curio