Italian Sniper Rifle?


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Posted 08 December 2003 - 03:20 AM by Trigger
I would like to know if Italians used any type of scoped rifle during the war for their marksmen. I've done quite a bit of searching on the internet but have come up with no real information on the subject.

Posted 08 December 2003 - 08:34 AM by JeffreyF
afaik a batch of 100 rifles(?) would be tested and the most accurate one of the bunch would be stamped and sent off for marksmen duty. This is the information in Richard Hobbs(iirc) book on the Carcano. Although from his writing it seems that the marksmen were capable enough that if facing capture they got rid of their rifles and anything identifying them as a marksmen. Don't have the book handy to cooberate sorry.

However during ww1 a scope rifle was issued, so maybe there were some issued in ww2.