I recently picked up a near pristine Armi Galesi in 6.35mm. 99.9%+ bluing, original box, information sheet, and embossed proof stamp-dated, signed and serialized.
My first question : Does anyone here have one?
My second question: In 1954 they switched to a Roman numeral style of date stamping, yet mine is dated in standard numeric date form-- 1956. Is there a reason for the overlap in date stamping styles?
Preliminary guess would be that it might have something to do with whether or not the pistol was intended for domestic or export markets. Most of these guns were made for the US market (or so i have read) and the majority of the examples I see online have the Roman Numeral style date stamp. But I'm only guessing. And online searches have revealed very little -- and none of it corroborated.
Thanks for any help or links.