Addresses for Carcano-Related Items

This attempts to provide the reader with an (incomplete) list of sources for Carcano related items. No entry is to be considered as an endorsement unless explicitly noted.

Additions are more than welcome!
Please note that '800', '888' and '877' numbers are for calls originated in the USA and Canada only.

2nd Amendment Corporation
PO Box 224
Cortaro, Arizona 85652-0224
Voice: 520-579-1311
Fax: 520-579-2622
Factory and reloaded 6.5x52 Carcano ammunition and brass, 6.5 mm (.266") and 7.35 mm (.300") bullets.

Allan Schisel
Allan's Armory
P.O. Box 331
Graham, FL 32042
Phone: 352-468-2769
Offers CAI imported Carcanos.

Alex, Inc.
Box 3034
Bozeman, MT 59772
Reduction Cartridges, Chamber Adaptors and Auxiliary Cases.

Ammo Depot
Email = PO Box 243
Waterloo, IL 62298
Voice: NONE
Fax: 618-939-2991
Loaded ammunition and brass. Ammo Depot offers custom loaded 6.5x52 Carcano and 7.35x51 Carcano based on resized Norma 6.5x54 Mannlicher-Schönauer brass.

Buck Stix
PO Box 3
Neenah, WI 54957-0003
Bullets - 120gr 140gr 160gr semi-spitzer; good accuracy..

Buffalo Arms Company
99 Raven Ridge
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Voice: 208-263-6953
FAX: 208-265-2096
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm (PST)
Email: no email yet!
Cases (6.5x52 Carcano and 7.35x51 Carcano, dies (RCBS 7.35x51 Carcano).

812 13th Avenue
Sidney, NE 69160-9555
Voice: 308-254-2200
Order: 800-237-4444
FAX: 800-496-6229
E-mail: Please see the WWW page at for the appropriate e-mail address.
Norma (6.5x52 Carcano) and Old Western Scrounger (7.35x51 Carcano) ammunition. Note: The stocking and/or catalog listing of Carcano ammunition is not steady.

Collectible Firearms and Edged Weapons
Kristopher Gasior and Kasia Matuszewska-Gasior
PO Box 8327
Fredericksburg, VA 22404-8327
Phone/Fx: 540-374-8124
Some Carcanos. An interesting choice of collectible and common guns, and many good pieces, it seems, but virtually all guns appear strongly overpriced by 50-100 % (also the Carcanos). My email impression from then so far has been positive.

DKT, Inc.
14623 Vera Drive
Union, MI 49130-9744
Phone: 616-641-7120
Fax: 616-641-2015
Order: 800-741-7083
WWW: A WWW page with contact information only.
Bullets and Cases

eBay, Inc.
The Internet's best-known auction site, eBay occasionally had Carcano rifles and/or ammunition listed. They were typically found in the Miscellanous/Firearms (Adult Only) group, a keyword search using Carcano would be more precise. After March 5th 1999, all firearms and ammunition are banned! Other Carcano related items may still be found.

Empire Arms
Attn. Mr. Dennis Kroh
95 Seminole Ave.
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Voice: 904-677-7314
FAX: 904-677-7324
Dennis is a reliable, honest and speedy FFL dealer with (still) decent prices and high quality, who enjoys an excellent reputation with many other collectors; sometimes he has a Carcano in stock.

Federal Cartridge Co.
(Division of Federal-Hoffman, Inc.)
900 Ehlen Dr.
Anoka, MN 55303
WWW: Formerly, distributor of Norma-made "American Eagle" 6.5x52 Carcano ammunition.

F & M Reloading Equipment Inc.
P.O. Box 7180
Hamilton, OH 45013
Voice: 800-722-1694
Fax: 513-844-8715
The world's cheapest source for Lee Reloading equipment (including 6.5x52 Carcano and 7.35x51 Carcano dies) - their prices can't be beaten. Fast delivery, have made positive experiences with them. Recommended.

Graf & Sons
4050 S. Clark St.
Mexico, MO. 65265
Voice: (573) 581-2266
Exclusive distributor for Hornady's 6.5 x 52 Carcano and Hornady Frontier banded cases. Friendly, professional and they're priced very reasonably.

Great Southern Arms
Mr. Doug Bowser, Mr. Powers Dunaway
2138 Patsy Hill Road
Tylertown, MS 39667
Voice: 601-684-7323 (day); 601-684-3020(night)
Fax: ?
Email: Doug Bowser and Powers Dunaway
One of the best-reputed dealers on the Net. Doug Bowser is also the author of various books (Swedish Mausers and Finnish Mosin-Nagants, as well as US Garands) and a frequent contributor to mailing lists.

Gun Parts Corp.
Dept. Internet
P.O. Box 299
West Hurley, NY 12491
Voice: 914-679-2417
FAX: 914-679-5849
WWW: Gun Parts Corp.
The World's largest supplier of Gun Parts. They have Carcano parts, and also rifles in their small but nice retail store; presently, they stock only a few barrels in "fair" condition, and even fewer stocks. Smaller Carcano parts are available in larger choice.

Historical Parts & Militaria
Historical Parts & Militaria
Dept. INT-V
P.O. Box 10716
Killeen, Texas 76543
Voice: 254-699-8489 (between 17.00-19.00 CST Monday-Friday)
WWW: The Historical Parts and Militaria Co.
A small, very personal enterprise catering to the discerning collector with special parts needs (serial numbers, WaA marks etc.) If their Carcano parts prices appear somewhat high (as they seemed to me; I mentally compared with the price of the whole rifles), then compare them to Sarco and Gun Parts and you'll see that HistParts are frequently (thought not always) cheaper than either. In addition, they seem the friendliest and nicest of all the providers found so far; Darrin's special service has its deserved price. The rest of their website is also worth a look, especially the German Gewehr 43 database survey - please help him in his research.

Richard Hobbs
2985 Boeing Road
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Voice: 916-677-8988
Guns, parts, information. Richard J. Hobbs, is very knowledgeable about the Carcano, and the author of The Carcano - Italy's Military Rifle.

Hunter's Lodge Corporation
Industrial Plaza
104 Waterfork Road
Ethridge, TN 38456
Voice: 931-766-0755
FAX: 931-762-6881
Guns and parts. Note that Hunter's Lodge has demonstrated poor service through misleading advertisement and long delivery times (e.g. 3 months). They have been unanimously condemned by a multitude of readers both in rec.guns and in the C-R-FFL and mailing lists over years, like no second enterprise. Caveat emptor.
Addendum: It appeared that Hunter's Lodge may have finally succumbed to their poor service and closed their doors to the benefit of the gun buying community, but they have resurfaced recently. Whether or not this hiatus has changed their business practices is unknown at this time.

PO Box 991
601 Oro Dam Boulevard
Oroville, CA 95966
Voice: 916-534-1210
FAX: 916-534-1212
Reloading Supplies.

Ken's Ammo & Reloading
836 Candia Road # 10
Manchester, NH 03109
Voice: 603-622-1680
Hours: Monday - Saturday (if not at a gun show) 8am - 6pm, Thursdays to 8pm
Norma brass in 6.5x52 Carcano (occasionally); reloads ammo if you supply brass.

JGS Precision Tool Manufacturing, LLC
100 Main
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Voice: 541-267-4331
FAX: 541-267-5996
Hours: 7:30-4:00 (PST)
SAAMI specification headspacing gauges (GO/NO-GO/FIELD REJECT) for 6.5x52 Carcano (at least).

Liberty Shooting Supplies
PO Box 357
Hillsboro, OR 97123-0357
Voice: 503-640-5518

Long Mountain Outfitters
PO Box 45
Harmony, ME 04942
Voice: 207-683-2169
FAX: 207-683-2172
Parts (somewhat cheaper than Hunters' Lodge).

MarStar Canada Inc.
RR # 1
Vankleek Hill, Ontario K0B 1R0
Voice: 613-678-3173 and 613-678-2103
Fax: 613-678-2359
Parts at least for the M 1938 and M 91/38 short rifles, decent prices (Canadian $$).

Max Armi
Sig. Massimiliano Burri
via Vetulonia, 68
I- 00183 Roma
Voice: ++39-06-70476281
Fax: same
Roman gunshop reputed to be knowledgeable about Carcanos.

P.O.Box 718, Dept. D
Columbia, MO 65205
Voice: 573-445-2400
Order: 800-243-3220
FAX: 573-446-1018
Hours: Mon-Fri 07:00-24:00; Sat-Sun 08:00-20:00 (CST)
Reloading Supplies.

The Military Collectors' Consortium
Mr. Kevin Carney
formerly: Col. Robert Edwards, USAF (Ret.)
154 A, Locust Avenue
Fairmont, West Virginia 26554
Voice: 304-367-9612
Fax: 304-367-9449
former Fax: 304-416-2811
WWW: Main page (
WWW: Southern Europe militaria page (
Regularly offer Carcanos, Vetterlis and other Italian militaria. Prices are very high. We were at first very reluctant to include this enterprise, in view of its shady and spurious net.appearance (no accountability, no names, just a non-personal email address). The feedback received so far from other collectors was positive enough to warrant a preliminary inclusion in this list, but we have also received a number of rather negative reports, so be duly warned.

MoLoc Bullets
PO Box 2810
Turlock, CA 95381-1810
Voice: 209-632-1644

Sam Naglieri
P.O. Box 9447
Las Vegas, NV 89193
Voice: 702-454-9111 (AM?)
Fax: 702-454-9114
Military leather/canvas goods, including: Finnish Carcano slings (M38), Carcano ammo pouches, Vetterli (Swiss, Italian, Austrian) slings. Also some 8mm stocks (with reinforcements behind the guard screws).

NEI Handtools, Inc.
51583 Columbia River Highway
Scappoose, Oregon 97056
Voice: 503-543-6776
Fax: 503-543-7865
Email: When inquiring, please kindly notify them that the Carcano website directed you to their offer :-)
Bullet moulds in .299" and .300" (for the 7.35x51 Carcano), also .301". Their .270 mould (allegedly destined for the 6.5x55 Swedish) might be even better for the 6.5x52 Carcano.

Norma Precision AB
S-670 40
Amotfors, SW
Voice: (465) 713-1500
FAX: (465) 713-1540
WWW: This is Norma's new own site, also offering an online ballistics program. 6.5x52 Carcano ammunition and data.

Old Western Scrounger, Inc.
12924 Hwy A-12
Montague, CA 96064
Voice: 916-459-5445
FAX: 916-459-3944
Reloading Supplies and Ammunition.

Steven R. Para
Para's Polishing
10092 Flowe Store Rd.
Midland, NC 28107
Cutaway models of Carcanos (and also of other rifles). Made upon custom order, some always in stock. Has been endorsed by nobody less than Richard Hobbs. Here is an overview with two image links.

Ponderosa Enterprises
8524 Red Mountain Road
Livermore, CO 80536
Voice: 970-224-2668
They have Carcano parts listed in their WWW site, however they lack any prices for such items.

Poppert's Gun Parts
A Division of P & I Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 413
Glenside, PA 19038
Voice: 215-887-2391
Fax: 215-887-5816
An extremely badly designed webpage devoid of real content (one of the worst we have ever seen). Allegedly, also Carcano parts.

Martin B. Retting, Inc.
11029 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Voice: 310-837-2412
WWW: (Go to the Foreign Military Rifles section.)
Occasionally have Carcano rifles, original or sporterized. Reputable and well-established (since 1928), but not cheap.

Projektil-Schmiede Siegfried Georg Stoklossa
Bahnhofstraße 22
D-89168 Niederstotzingen
Voice: (0049) 7325 7278
Fax: (0049) 7325 7168
Custom Bullets (.266") in a very wide choice. FMJ, SP, lead gas check, weights from 93 grains to 175 grains, at wish. Mr. Stoklossa is an innovative and old-fashioned craftsman, basically a one-man enterprise. I do not know whether he speaks English. His fat catalog with incredibly many "odd size bullets" costs DM 6,-; add at least DM 16,- for air mail, or DM 3,- for surface mail book rate ("Buechersendung").

Sarco, Inc.
323 Union Street
Stirling, NJ 07980
Voice: 908-647-3800
FAX: 908-647-9413
Hours: Orders/Inquiries: Mon-Fri 08:00-16:15 (EST); Retail Store: Mon-Sat 08:00-16:30, Wed 08:00-21:00 (EST)
Many Carcano parts, which are listed here on the Web.

Shell Reloading
Attn. Mr. Bob Shell
PO Box 374
Mesa, Arizona 85211-0374
Voice: 602-983-7078
Offers newly formed Carcano brass and loaded ammo, rather expensive in comparison, but included here for the sake of completeness. No indicated own street mail address.

Springfield Sporters, Inc.
2257 Springfield Road
Penn Run, PA 15765
Voice: 724-254-2626
FAX: 724-254-9173
Hours: Monday -Thursday from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EST.
They're back!! After being closed for approximately 1 year (late 2002 to early 2004), Springfield Sporters has reopened shop. A major source for Guns and Parts. Carcani sold by Springfield Sporters required a "non-shooter" statement as they have not been gauged or test fired.

Whipcreek Trading Company
Mr. J. R. Lashbrook jr.
P.O. Box 457
Rogers, Texas 76569
Surplus rifles and Carcano ammunition (factory and surplus). New Norma 6.5x52 Carcano, 7.35x51 Carcano surplus for (18 rounds original box on charger clips or 20 rounds repackaged, no clips). J.R. had a catalogue on the Web for some time (via Century's "Mart" section), but it is now gone, alas; a new version is planned however.

Wu's Surplus Stuff
Carcano clips