Caricatori di Cartucce a Pallottola Calibro 6.5x52 e 7.35x51 per Fucile Mitragliatore BREDA Modello 1930

Feeding Strips of the bullet in the caliber 6.5x52 and 7.35x51for the Machine Gun BREDA Model 1930

The Fucile Mitragliatore BREDA Modello 1930 (Machine Gun BREDA Model 1930) was the standard light machine gun of the Regio Esercito (Italian Army)
The Breda Model 1930 originally used ammunition in the caliber 6.5x52, but as for the different 6.5x52 Carcano types it was decided to switch to the more effective 7.35x51 caliber.
During 1938 the first Machine Gun BREDA Model 1930/38’s with the new caliber went into service.
Because of the war threat it was decided in 1940 to discontinue the conversion program and to switch back to the 6.5x52 caliber. Italy eventually went to war with both calibers with all the logistical consequences.

The metal or brass Caricatori di Cartucce a Pallottola Calibro 6.5x52 e 7.35x51 per Fucile Mitragliatore BREDA Modello 1930 (Feeding Strips of the bullet in the caliber 6.5x52 and 7.35x51for the Machine Gun BREDA Model 1930) contains 20 rounds of the 6.5x52 or 7.35x51 caliber which are placed in a magazine. This magazine, which can be folded forward for the placement of the feeding strip, is attached to the right side of the BREDA Model 1930.

Sources:
Mussolini’s Soldiers; R. Trye; 1995
personal.stevens.edu/~gliberat/carcano/ammo/history.html

Caricatori di Cartucce a Pallottola Calibro 6.5x52 e 7.35x51 per Fucile Mitragliatore BREDA Modello 1930

This is a cardboard box with five brass feeding strips for the 7.35x51 ammunition of the Machine Gun BREDA Model 1930/38.
The following text is placed on the carton:
N.5 CARICATORI DI CARTUCCE a pallottola Cal. 7.35 per FUCILE MITRAGLIATORE POLVERE ALLA NITROCELLULOSA PURA Collaudate a CAPUA li 30 MAG. 1939
N.5 Feeding strip of the bullet in the caliber 7.35 for the machine gun Powder made out of pure nitrocellulose Tested in Capua on the 30th of May 1939