Yes, the infamous "Lee Harvey Oswald " gun. Apparently, Mannlicher-Carcano is somewhat of a misnomer for this dubious Italian carbine. Mine was built in 1908, and has matching serial #s. My acquisition of the rifle was a comedy of errors from the get-go. First it sat in my LGS's safe for a few months, then I took it home, but other projects loomed large. When I finally got around to procuring ammo, about six months later, I realized, after it made the trip out to the range with me, that it wouldn't load ammo without an en-bloc clip. A couple more months passed, while I dealt with more pressing matters, at which point I procured some clips with the assistance of Matt from Milsurp dott comm. (TYVM) Finally, with ammo, clips(yes, CLIPS), and rifle in hand, I went to the range, and actually shot the rifle. Now, a word about the ammo. The projectile is shaped somewhat like the probe on a thermocouple, which protrudes from the cartridge about an inch. This made fast loading extremely impractical. Am I the only one who finds cycling ammo through this rifle to be a problematic proposition? Last but not least, the clip ejection port, now, maybe there's a good reason, of which I'm unaware, to introduce soil into a loading mechanism, so I'm keeping an open mind on this, but Mussolini's troops actually marched into battle with this gun? Really?