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Classics: The M41 Carcano Rifle

Changing its military rifle during wartime was a mistake for Italy, but that doesn't take away from the impressive qualities of the M41 Carcano rifle.

Classic Guns: Beretta BM59 Battle Rifle

While it may look like an M14, Italy’s first 7.62 NATO-chambered Beretta BM59 battle rifle had a genesis of its own.

Classic Guns: The M41 Carcano

Changing its military rifle during wartime was a mistake for Italy, but that doesn't take away from the impressive qualities of the M41 Carcano.

Classic Guns: Beretta BM59

While it may look like an M14, Italy’s first 7.62 NATO-chambered Beretta BM59 had a genesis of its own.

Classic Guns: The 1891 Carcano

Italy’s main battle rifle during World War I was— despite rumors to the contrary—exceedingly competent. Here's some background on the Model 1891 Carcano rifle.

Classic Guns: MAS-38 Submachine Gun

The French MAS-38 submachine gun that ended the reign of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini is pretty obscure; you’ve probably never heard of it.

Classic Guns: The Bodeo Revolver

Known by those who carried it as Coscia d’agnello (“leg of lamb”), the Bodeo revolver served Italian forces for decades.

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