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Jake Holman Jr.'s Article – December 2012 Archive (1)

From the Ashes: Italy's post-war combat rifle

In the throws of defeat, flailing helplessly against the advancing Allied tide and executing their leader, Il Duce, Italy rose from the ashes of World War II needing to rebuild its military from the ground up.

What is the underpinning of a standing army, but its rifle of choice? Instead of turning to domestically designed weapons, the Italian military chose the M1…


Added by Jake Holman Jr. on December 26, 2012 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

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