Pavesi 1942 Prototype

Discussion in 'World War 2' started by GearZ, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. GearZ

    GearZ Member

    I found this video fascinating. It is the only known example of the Italian Pavesi prototype semi-automatic rifle. Externally, it has a very SVT-40 appearance, though mechanically, it is very different. One can't help but wonder if the Italian experience on the Eastern Front didn't influence the cosmetic nature of the rifle. Anyway, I enjoyed the video, so I thought I'd pass it along. Cheers!

  2. GearZ

    GearZ Member

    And an interesting follow up video is another prototype. This one actually is a copy, of sorts, of the Soviet SVT-38/40. It is, however, chambered in the powerful 8x59mm Breda cartridge. Details are scant, but it does set the mind abuzz considering the rifle's provenance. Cheers friends.

  3. What an interesting set of rifles. Thanks for sharing!

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