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Did yesterday some training for the next official match and could shot this pice of history, an italian M1891 long rifle in 6,5 mm Carcano. Interesting rifle with a special aiming equipment on it, different from my german Gewehr 98. The 6,5 Carcano is easier to shot than the german 8x57. Rifle was in a good condition, I think it was used during World War I, and maybe in World War II, too. Shooting a bolt action rifle is much more common here in Germany than a semi-auto rifle.

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I know it may sound dumb, but if it hadn't been for the game red dead redemption I never would've heard of a carcano rifle until now ha. Beautiful gun!
 

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jakeg823, nothing sound dumb. Living in Germany and in the USA is so different as the gun-law is too. Here you need a permission for each gun, and such old guns you could own easier than modern semi-auto guns (full auto is complete baned). So I think more than 90% of gun-owners who own rifles use such old rifles, from hungary, austria, germany, italy and so on. Most of this rifles are in stock in great numbers, coming from the former russian countries who had them as backbone for the 3. World War.

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I used to belong to the Nurnberg Gun Club. As I recall the shooters there didnt have any problem buying guns. I sold 5 or 6 guns while there to Germans, legally. I remember though, ammo was an issue. I didnt save my brass and they would come by and pick it up. They couldnt believe that I would just throw it away. I used to have a heck of a time there drinking beer and shooting. I paid as I went but was asked to become a member, which was unusual. But I was there a lot. Couldnt join though, cost was DM 1000.
 

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That`s correct, we have for rifles two permissions, one in yellow color and one in green color (this is for semi-auto-rifles and allowes only 2 such rifles), the yellow gun-ownership permission for rifles gives you a permission to buy so many you want - but since 2003 our gun-law want`s a background for this so you must visit the range for 18 times a year - for each gun - so in fact only a few buy and buy and buy.

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In a regular permission as member of a shooting club you have 2 handguns in it, most .22 Long Rifle and a greater caliber, if you want shot the mixed-match (9 mm and .45 or .357 Mag. and .44) you need the ok of your club for a third handgun. Since 2003 the number of people who own more than 2 handguns sink down because of government restriction. Gun law, and with this the number of guns you could own with permission, is under permanent attack, some political parties like Greens and "The Left" together with anti-gun-organisations want a complete ban of guns like the one in England.

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