Specifications for the
Carcano Modello 1891 (M91)
Bolt-Action Service Rifle / Carbine
Country of Origin: Italy
Manufacturer: Turin Army Arsenal - Italy
Initial Year of Service: 1892
Overall Length: 1295 mm (50.98 in)
Barrel Length: 780.00 mm (30.71 in)
Weight (Empty): 8.38 lb (3.80 kg)
Caliber*: 6.5x52mm Mannlicher-Carcano; 7.35x51mm Carcano; 7.92x57mm Mauser
Action: Manually-Operated Bolt-Action
Feed: 6-round integral magazine (charger loaded)
Muzzle Velocity: 2,300 ft/sec (701 m/sec)
Range: 1,968 ft (600 m; 656 yds)
Sights: Iron Front and Rear
* Listed caliber(s) for firearms may be model dependent if more than one model type/chambering was produced. Always consult official manufacturer's information or a licensed dealer.
Fucile di Fanteria Modello 1891 - Base Long Gun; initial production model.
Moschetto da Cavalleria Modello 1891 - Cavalry Carbine form with folding bayonet, shortened 17.7" barrel and half-stock body; appearing in 1893.
Moschetto per Truppe Speciali Modello 1891 - Special Troop variant; full stock; 17.7" barrel; detachable bayonet.
Moschetto di Fanteria Modello 1891/24 - Short form service rifle replacing full-length Model 1891 service rifles; shortened 17.7" barrel; revised rear sight.
Moschetto per Truppe Speciali Modello 1891/28 - Modernized special troop carbine.
Moschetto per Truppe Speciali con Tromboncino Modello 1891/28 - Modello 1891/28 fitted with grenade launcher.
Fucile di Fanteria Modello 1938 - New standard service rifle chambered for 7.35x51mm Carcano round; fixed sights to 300 meters; detachable folding bayonet; 21" barrel.
Moschettos Modello 1938 - Carbine form of Modello 1938 rifles chambered for 7.35x51mm cartridge.
Moschettos Modello 1938TS - Special troop carbine version chambered for 7.35x51mm cartrdige.
Fucile di Fanteria Modello 1891/38 - Short Rifle; reintroduction of 6.5mm-chambered rifles for production in and after 1940.
Fucile di Fanteria Modello 1891/41 - Revised Modello 1891/38 short rifles with adjustable sights and 27.2" barrels.
Type 1 Rifle - Japanese military designation of imported Carcano Model 1891 long guns; adjustable sights; chambered for 6.5x50mm Arisaka cartridge.
Albania; Bulgaria; Imperial Japan; Finland; Italy; Libya; Nazi Germany