I have an small article from 1915 that says USCCo. had a contract for 6 million Italian machine gun cartridges, with no caliber specified. I will admit that at first I just assumed 9mmG was being discussed. Then I remembered that Italy had two 6.5 caliber machine guns, the seldom seen Perino and the Fiat-Revelli Model 14 .
As far as I can tell, this contract did not come to fruition.
Where the Italians shopping for a source for 6.5 during that time period ?
Can anyone elaborate on this or any other Italian contracts in the U.S. during that period ?