It's the reason I collect mil-surp, the connection
to the past. My 1925 Izzy was there in WWII,
probably during Operation Barbarossa, when the
Eastern Front SHTF.
I have a centennial Carcano. How many times during
WWI and WWII, did some poor Italian Trooper hit the dirt,
jamming mud into the clip ejection port in the mag?
The 1943 Winchester M1 Garand- did it fight Germans or
If only, if only, they could talk...