This is a nice original Italian Model 38 Cavalry carbine that has been converted to 8mm Mauser. This rifle has a good bore that is bright and shiny with strong rifling. I have headspaced this carbine and it has good headspace. The stock has been refinished and is a glossy blonde color. Metal condition is good with just a little bit of wear throughout. This could have been converted by either the Germans at the end of WWII or used in Africa post WWII.