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Italian Fiat-Revelli Modello 1914

Since we looked at the Breda Model 30 a couple days ago, it seems appropriate to also take a look at another early Italian machine gun: the Fiat-Revelli M1914. Italy had been an early adopter of the Maxim gun, but found the available supply of Maxims dried up quickly with the onset of World War [...]

Book Review: Italy’s Battle Rifle

We just got in a copy of Russ Arendell and Steve Woodrum’s new book on the Carcano, Italy’s Battle Rifle: Story of the Mannlicher-Carcano Series of Rifles. It’s the most useful reference book on the Carcano series that we know of, although it does have some shortcomings:

If you’d like to pick up your [...]

Scotti Model X photos

Back at the SAR West gun show in Phoenix, we came across a Scotti Model X rifle – and the owner was kind enough to let us take some photos. The Scotti was an experimental Italian semiauto design from the 30s. It was introduced in 1934 with a total of 250 made for trials, but [...]