Reviewed By: Johnnie S on 11/12/2020
It is what it is. The bore is very good, the bolt and extractor is very good, and the bluing is good. With that said the stock is pretty dinged up with the butt being so beavered up that the butt plate hangs off about a quarter inch. I%u2019m super happy with this rifle!!!
Reviewed By: Michael B on 11/01/2020
I bought two, hoping to get a nice pair. I selected the serial numbers, choosing two consecutive. Unfortunately, one was a basket case, with missing sling swivels, most of the rear sight missing and an incredibly pitted barrel under the handguard. DEEP pitting. I returned that one. Also, the "serial number" was a number added by the importer, and NOT the rifle's actual serial number, so they weren't consecutive actually. I am no stranger to surplus arms, so expected some clean up and work, but the one I sent back would barely qualify as "fair". The other one was indeed "fair", and complete, so I kept it.
Reviewed By: Christopher B on 10/08/2020
OK... while I'm happy with my purchase, there's some things I need to mention and they're not positive. The rifle I got was really nowhere near the condition of the rifle in the picture. The stock (while it had no major cracks) was quite dark, dinged, chafed and scuffed. The barrel had heavy scuffs from possibly stacking them against a metal rack, or in the old style of "teepee" stacking rifles as they did in civil war. But the scuffs looked more recent.
The finish or bluing or what have you, is essentially gone from the receiver. It's kind of a patina of ancient surface corrosion and I don't know what else.
The bore, while it had visible rifling, was very dark. I haven't run a brush or patch through it yet, but I suspect that's more than just dirt in the bore.
The gun was completely devoid of lube. The action was dry as a bone. I've bought quite a few surplus rifles, and to be honest, this one is the roughest one I've ever got. But the reason I'm happy with it is I bought it pretty much as a wall hanger. The only other thing I would say is this really should be about a $150-$175 rifle.
But I'm very happy with the service from Bud's with this rifle, they have an efficient system and the emails are quick and informative.
Reviewed By: Thomas C on 10/06/2020
I%u2019ve gotten several of the current batch of Carcanos available from the various online sellers that use them and this is easily the roughest I%u2019ve gotten. The transaction was smooth enough and shipping was good but this is one rough rifle. I collect milsurp and this is probably my ugliest looking rifle. It was a good price but if I knew ahead of time that I would get this rifle I probably wouldn%u2019t have ordered. I know buying milsurp sight unseen is a gamble so it is what it is. Hopefully you%u2019ll get a nice one.
Reviewed By: Dale B on 10/03/2020
I'm new to c&r collecting, this being my second purchase. My rifle arrived complete ( all parts needed for it to work) but without an oz. of cosmoline or any other form of preservative.
After several hours of intense cleaning it looks pretty good considering it's age. The 1916 barrel has workable rifling, looking forward to firing it. It was worth the $250, if only for the experience of working on it. Hope Bud's decides to offer more in the way of military surplus, I certainly would take advantage of it. The rifle I'd rate 3 stars, Bud's service and professionalism, 4 stars. If you do more videos, show rifles that are more representative of the lot, not just the nicer ones.
Reviewed By: kyle r on 10/03/2020
The Carcano 91/ts 6.5x52 came in good condition but a little dirty. Was happy that it was a 1929 Terni and the bore was dark with good rifling.
The rifle after the cleaning looked real good even the gun stock. All in all very happy with it, go on and get ya one !
Reviewed By: Colton B on 10/02/2020
The gun was in good condition as adversited. The condition of the action and the barrel was passable and it fired without issue. Two stars because the one I was sent was missing the extractor on the bolt so I had to extract the casings manually.
Reviewed By: Kyle C on 10/02/2020
overall condition is pretty rough, but its surplus so thats to be expected. I do take issue with buds description
"The condition of these rifles is Fair to Good. They are 100% functional but do shows signs of use."
There is significant rust on the crown and on the barrel and large chunks missing from upper handguard. I would would classify the condition as "rough"
Reviewed By: Brian M on 10/01/2020
Purchased two... one was in good/fair condition. One was pretty beat. Stock was buggered up pretty good. May be a parts rifle.
Reviewed By: Phil W on 10/01/2020
Received rifle quickly from Buds, the rifle itself is in good overall condition, missing bayonet housing retaining screw. I found a replacement on eBay for under $10 so no big deal. No real surface rust or pitting. I really like the compact size of this carbine and will look to refinish the stock. Nice addition to my surplus collection.