In excellent all matching condition, we have an extremely desirable Terni Made 1940 dated Carcano Modello 38 Fucile Corto (short rifle) in 6.5mm Carano. This was the standard Italian Service Rifle of WW2. This rifle was Likely surrendered to the Germans in 1943 and was sent to the German arms depot in Naumberg where it received the depot inspection stamp “Turkey Eagle Nmg1″ on the wrist of the stock. These rifles were known by the German Designation Gewehr 209 (i) and they were issued to both regular German Army and Police units and also so the Volksturm late in the war.
So we have a rifle that was carried by an Italian Soldier possibly throughout the fighting in North Africa and the Mediterranean Theaters only to be surrendered and reissued by the Germans after the Italian Surrender in 1943. German marked captured foreign weapons known as Beutewaffen are of extreme interest to collectors. This will be a must have rifle for any serious Italian or German collector.