I've inherited some old firearms, including a Beaumont-Vitali rifle mfg. in 1876. I suspect that this one was cut down sometime in the past. Its barrel measures about 24-3/4" and from I've found, the original barrel measured about 32-1/2". Did they ever mfg. a carbine length version, or is it likely this one was cut shorter to make it easier to handle for hunting?