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Italian rifles of WW2

Discussion in 'The Guns Galore Section' started by merlin phpbb3, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. merlin phpbb3

    merlin phpbb3 New Member

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    I have been asked by a re-enactment group for details of Italian rifles of WW2, the only ones I saw in any number were in Libya and most of the desert arabs had them, (possibly the town arabs too, Benghazi, Derna, Tobruk etc). Smallish rifles with a 'fold-down' bayonet below.
    Do any of you gun experts have details or pictures of this?
     
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    Not an expert for sure, but any resemblance to this?;
     
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    The italians used the Mannlicher-Carcano in 6.5 mm calibre in rifle and in carbine version. The carbine with the folding bajonet was intended for cavalry, amoured troops and mounted infantry.

    mitrailleur fiat revelli m1914 6.5 mm length 116 cm weight 17 kg ammofeed box with 50 rounds (10*5 round clip) rate of fire 400 rounds per minute.

    submachinegun 9mm beretta model 1938 blowback operation, length 94,6 cm weight loaded 4,97 kg rate of fire 600 rounds per minute.

    source Jane's infantry weapons.

    Kind regards,
     
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