A few Months back, I saw on a Fiocchi Web Page, a large Photo of the 9mm Glisenti Production Room, with Ammo Chests used to transfer Work in progress from one machine to another ( cases).
The Printing on these recycled Military Crates was
" Cartuccie 9mm, Mod.910,
PER MITRAGLIATRICI "
Scene photographed 1918.
Found in 2019 Catalogue and Web Page.
Obviously for the Mitragliatrice Mod.915 ( Villar Perosa).
Now for a cartridge to be specified
" for MG" indicates a variation from the Normal Mod.910 “per Pistola Automatica” (Glisenti and Brixia auto pistols.)
Several collectors have found 9mm Gl rounds with an over- powder wad, whilst others have no wad. I Don’t know about POWDER loads either.
Could it be that in 1915, Revelli developed his gun based on normal 9mm Glisenti, and that in 1916-17?, the EI wanted more
“Oomph” for both Air and Ground Use?( air use especially, although by 1917, the aviation was using Lewises in .303, and stripped down
CAPTURED Austrian MG07/12 Schwarzelose guns, and Vickers
( .303 and M906 in 6,5mm).
So has anybody got any info on V-P Mod.915 ammo for both Air and Ground use? And the reason for the “Per Mitragliatrice” labelling…
Since the Magazines for the V-P were 25 rounds, and they were in pairs, with 20 ? Mags per Gun chest, was the ammo packed in 50 round packets, unlike the Pistol ammo in ? 7 0r ? 8 round packets???
The Ammo chests were similar, ( or actually the same-- I have a 6,5 chest) and also to the Rifle ammo chests, for ease of transport, storage, and manufacture.