TX Hunter ... you hit that nail on the head! It was an Italian M-1891/38 TS carbine with bayonet and sling that my Dad sent back from Italy ... new, unfired that got me into Milsurps ... reloading ... wildcatting. Every reloader I've ever talked to can remember the first time he took HIS ammo out to the range and shot it. That FIRST round is ALWAYS priceless! Milsurps and old sporters (Savage 1920s and Newtons) and old target rifles (the 50s) have always been my weakness ... and my first love!