Object Title

Needlefire bolt-action military carbine - Carcano Model 1868

Needlefire bolt-action military carbine - Carcano Model 1868

Date

1868

Object Number

XII.2518

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Dimensions

OverallLength1144mm
BarrelLength759mm

Calibre

.700 in

Associations

Places Italy

Notes

The Carcano system was a short-lived transitional type, introduced in 1868 to replace the Italian percussion rifle, being superseded in turn by the metallic cartridge centre-fire Vetterli system in 1871.