Carcano M91∕38

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Carcano M91∕38198
Gun Information
Full name Fucile Corto Modello 1891/38 Carcano Infantry rifle
Country of origin Kingdom of Italy
Manufacturer Brescia, Beretta, R.E. Terni, Gardone Val Trompia
Game Information
Faction Griffin & Kryuger
Manufacturer I.O.P.
Voice actor Ueda Reina
Artist 細重ソウジ
Released on CN (卡尔卡诺M91/38), TW (卡爾卡諾M91/38), KR (카르카노 M91/38), EN, JP (カルカノ M91/38)
Chibi animation
Variant:

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How to obtain[edit]

NORMALHEAVY Timer 4:42:00. See T-Doll Production for details.

DROP Not obtainable as a drop.

REWARD Not obtained as a reward

Exclusive Equipment[edit]

There is no exclusive equipment for this T-Doll.

Stats / Data[edit]

Stats
Health
 Health
Health
 Ammo
Health
 Ration
37(x1)73(x1) / 365(x5) 15(x1) / 55(x5) 30(x1) / 90(x5)
Damage
 Damage
47 146
Evasion
 Evasion
5 44
Accuracy
 Accuracy
10 90
Rate of Fire
 Rate of Fire
22 34
Movement Speed
 Move Speed
7
Armor
 Armor
0
Critical Hit Rate
 Crit. Rate
40%
Critical Hit Damage
 Crit. Damage
50%
Armor Penetration
 Armor Pen.
15
Icon slot Accessory.png Icon Telescopic Sight S 2star.png Icon Holographic Sight S 2star.png
Icon Red Dot Sight S 2star.png Icon Night Combat Equipment S 2star.png
Icon Silencer S 2star.png
Icon slot Magazine.png Icon Armor-Piercing Ammo S 2star.png Icon HP Ammo S 2star.png
Icon Shotgun Ammo S 2star.png
Icon High-Velocity Ammo S 2star.png
Icon slot Doll.png Icon Microchip S 2star.png Icon Exoskeleton S 2star.png
Icon Ballistic Plate S 2star.png Icon Camo Cape S 2star.png
Icon Ammo Box S 2star.png
Affects rifles
Reduces skill cooldown time by 10%

Weapon Background[edit]

After the Great War and the second war in Ethiopia, the Italian military eagerly searched for a new cartridge to replace the middling performance of 6.5x52mm Carcano. Aiming for higher penetration, flatter trajectory, and more damage, the Italians would ultimately come to the 7.35x51mm Carcano cartridge. This cartridge featured a Spitzer-style projectile instead of the 6.5 Carcano's round-nosed projectile. Using the same en-bloc clip-fed bolt-action design of the M91 Carcano, other notable changes in the M38 were cutting overall length by over ten inches and fixing the rear sights at a 200 meter distance, believing this would the average engagement distance in modern warfare.

Despite this ambition, the switch to 7.35 Carcano would become to strenuous and costly on logistics. Another issue included the Italian military's decision to chop the barrel of existing M1891s into M38s, ignoring how the old twist rate would affect the accuracy of the rifle with the newer, hotter ammunition, proving a detriment to a number of the rifles' accuracy. By mid 1940 the military would revert back to 6.5 Carcano, rebarreling most M38s with the few remaining 7.35 Carcano rifles relegated to auxiliary troops and paramilitary organizations. Under the new M91/38s designation, the rifle would continue production in Italy's earlier caliber of choice.

The M38 Carcano would serve as the backbone of the Italian army for much of World War II, though they weren’t shy about offering them to allies. Finland would accept many during the Winter War against the Soviet Union. Germany’s Afrika Corps would procure some M38s for themselves, rechambering them for 7.92x57mm Mauser. They would see combat throughout the Mediterranean and Eastern Fronts. Following the ousting of Benito Mussolini in 1943, some Italian troops in areas such as Greece and Yugoslavia would join the rebel troops and fight off the Germans. Since the end of World War II, these rifles have found their way into the hands of rebels and insurgents alike, seen most recently in conflicts such as the Libyan Civil War.

Since the end of the War, the Carcano has been a popular choice on the consumer market, particularly with hunting. With the short length, light weight, and the ability to mount an aftermarket scope on the rifle it was common to see it in the hands of hunters in the following decades alongside other wartime rifles.

Gallery

Main artwork

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Alternative artwork

Alternate gallery consisting of artworks with slight alterations as well as miscellaneous artworks.

Trivia

  • Lee Harvey Oswald would use an M91/38 fitted with a side mounted scope to assassinate U.S President John Kennedy in November, 1963.
  • Not to be confused with RF Mosin-Nagant M91/30 because of same designation.
  • The rifle's in-game designation should be M38 instead of M91/38, as the M91/38 was the revision that would change the M38's caliber from 7.35x51 back to the earlier 6.5x52 cartridge. A possible explanation for this choice of designation is that the SMG Beretta Model 38 already goes by M38 in-game.
  • In the United States, Carcanos have a poor reputation for inaccuracy. This is however neither rooted within inherent deficiencies with the design of the projectile itself, nor with the rifle. Rather, it pertains with improper reloads. The diameter of the projectile itself is .300, while the most commonly utilized projectile for reloads is sized .308. Overpressure is generated as a result of a .308 bullet being sent down a .300 bore, which negatively affects the accuracy of the rifle. The M1891 suffers the opposite issue, namely that the projectiles used on reloading are too small for the bore of the rifle, which in turn leads to inconsistent rifling engagement and therefore affects accuracy negatively.
  • The inaccuracy of hitting targets mostly came from the soft-round tip, as the prime itself is not couldn't resist air drag which greatly affect of the accuracy. Also, the prime would punch through bones upon contact instead tumbling like spitzer does, leaving grievous wound to the target.
    • Interestingly, it was known as magic bullet: the prime which pierced President John F. Kennedy allegedly hit through Governor John Connally who sit in front of Kennedy. Because many of theory about the single bullet itself, it was known as CE 399(Warren Commission Exhibit 399).
      • Later the Italian Army adopted 7.35×51mm spitzer-tip prime. Known as 'Humanitarian Rifle' because the development of the bullet, and not have any relation with inaccuracies of the weapon itself.
  • Carcano M91/38's front sight post was drawn upside down.

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