My father had one back in the 70's. I have a story to tell about it. I know this is true because I witnessed it with my own eyes. So anyway, we were up in Eastern Shore Maryland deer hunting, my dad had about 200 guns at that time and for some reason decided to use that old Carcano that trip. I was using one of his 30-30 Winchesters. So we are up early, about an hour before sunrise laying up on this small rise over looking a field, side by side. I guess this was around 75. Anyway, were laying there looking out over the field and daylight came and shortly after my father took two quick shots. He took down a pretty good white tail buck. So he told me to sit still while he went across the field to retrieve his deer. He gets to the deer and about the time he doe's the buck jumps up and starts charging him. This deer chased him half way across the field and wasnt letting up. Finally my father turns around and whacks the deer in the head with the rifle, breaking the stock in half. The deer went down and my father took out his knife and finished him off. His good friend was there as well and makes fun of him about it to this day. He didnt use the Carcano again though. But he did put another stock on it and we did shoot it at the range, just no more hunting with it.