6.5mm Carcano Cutaways 2


#1

6.5 Carcano sections
M37 Gallery LN/C29 (Pat) - lead front piece, than loose granular lead, and sand on the bottom
M39 Gallery BP/C48 - just the little lead projectile is fired reloadable?
Gallery Practice SA/C53 - lead with a little rod of aluminum in separate 2 piece projectile, with lead and sand bottom half
Ball steel case SMI/952
Ball brass case BP/B17
Please need help on last un-sectioned one. Anyone knows what it is?
Has red case head and remnants on the projectile
Thanks for any help… kevin

Last one with the red base


#2

The last one could be a very rare tracer 6.5 Carcano . Please…don’t cut it or I will cry for the next 3 months
Anyway I have never seen tracer loads from the 30’es , so it could also be a proof load, maybe loaded outside Italy

The gallery load M39 is not reloadable. The first galley model used a small blank cartridge instead of the standard primer and was reloadable.

The M37 is not a gallery load but a frangible one. The third sample should had some green grease on the bullet


#3

hello
can you “x ray” the uncut cartridges ?
we can see if this a tracer or proof load


#4

[quote=“Pivi”]The last one could be a very rare tracer 6.5 Carcano . Please…don’t cut it or I will cry for the next 3 months
Anyway I have never seen tracer loads from the 30’es , so it could also be a proof load, maybe loaded outside Italy

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Pivi, and all
all my Tracer rounds have a red tip and are from first WW. My last hs is B-18 BP
I also have an APT (Armour-Piercing Tracer with pointed bullet…but only as a cut)

I have never seen a Carcano with a red base, except from british proofhouse, loaded inhouse for proof of guns…But never got one or saw one outside the proofhouse…

Anyway, a good X-Ray would help…

Forensic


#5

Forensic,

There’s a tracer in the CESIM database with the bullet that has red paint all over the bullet.

I have never seen a Carcano tracer made in the 30es. As you noted all known samples are from IWW era.

It could be a proof load made by some proofhouse outside Italy


#6

Chop, chop!!! Slice , grind, sand. Snap, pull, BOOM! Beeeeeeeeeppppp!!! (The last one is Pivi having heart attack)
Thanks for all the responses. It will be x-rayed. Would never destroy the ultra rare or valuable.
Just as a side note, I do own some nice un-sectioned cartridges, as well as, un-opened boxes. Not all are cut.
Was really worried that it might be spotter/explosive or something worse. Better to ask.
Thanks again.