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The Terni M91 Carcano Semi-Auto Conversion is an Interesting Idea of “Back Then”

In the race for a semi-automatic military rifle many experiments were done.

This Terni M91 Carcano Semi-Automatic Conversion was one of many experimental rifles.

Ian from Forgotten Weapons tells us all about the historically interesting Terni M91 Carcano Semi-Automatic Conversion Rifle. 

Ian from Forgotten Weapons got to check out an interesting step in small arms technology.

A Terni Arsenal M91 Carcano Bolt Action Rifle was adapted for a short recoil system. The recoil energy would allow this normally slower bolt action rifle to fire in a semi-automatic function. This prototype was ahead of its time around 1908 even before the First World War. Now that is just incredible. Sadly it appears to never have caught on to regular production in this instance.

Thank you Ian from Forgotten Weapons for sharing a prototype found in the Beretta Records Collection that has been lost to the ages.

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The Terni M91 Carcano Semi-Auto Conversion is an Interesting Idea of “Back Then”