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Old April 15, 2010, 12:55 PM   #23
James K
Join Date: March 17, 1999
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Like the U.S. with the M1903, Italy went from brass to steel clips in WWII because they were cheaper and the material was easier to get.

Plus, of course, brass could be better used in cartridge cases, electrical equipment, etc.

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