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Carcano M38, the Lee Harvey Oswald rifle.

By hickok45, 05/27/2020
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Carcano M38, the Lee Harvey Oswald rifle.

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I've owned one of these, in the past (although it was in 7.35mm caliber).  It was quite accurate, had one of the fastest bolt-actions I've ever encountered.  Oswald was a Marine sharpshooter, and was certainly capable of killing a moving target.  Yes, I believe it was a lone gunman that killed the President in Dallas, so long ago (I was a high school freshman, at the time).  At the time of the assassination, you could buy a Carcano from comic-book ads for $15.

 

Pronunciation:  Car-CAH-noh  (rolling the tongue on the first syllable!)

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