Italian Royal Army in WW1

Wonderful items, I tried for years to find a nice Italian tunic and ca[ with no luck
A beautiful firearm! Some gun enthusiasts believe the M1910 Glisenti was an awful gun, but I can’t remember the reason why. I think it had something to do with the power of the cartridge?
You are right. Even in Italy at the time there was a lot of criticism regarding the adoption of a 9mm cartridge, dimensionally the same as the 9x19mm Parabellum but with a reduced charge. The lower powered cartridges was dictated by the design and action of the weapon (the locking mechanism was the same of the M1914 Fiat-Revelli light machine gun wich made it a hybrid between a locked-breech ad a retarded blowback weapon) , but it was still a relatively powerful cartridges for a blowback pistol. It produced a muzzle volocity of 290 meters per second as compared to the 330 meters per second of the 9x19mm Parabellum.
And now the complete uniform grouping belonged to the first lieutenant Italo Tinazzi of the 9th regiment of fortress artillery.
It was a first-hour fascist and died in 1921 near Padua. It was shooted during a black shirt raid agains socialist opponents.

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A nice pistol! I love pistols from this time period. Excellent machine work and complicated designs as new features were put into place and tried out. I guess "value added" features would be the current speech.
Beautiful photos of the entire grouping. That's also a really incredible background story. Incredibly Impressive.
And this is not all. By doing some research I was able to put together Italo's short but intense life.
Italo Tinazzi was born on 11.30.1898 in Poiano di Valpantena, a small village near Verona in the north of Italy. At the outbreak of the war he attended the first year of the Engineering Application school. On 22 april 1917 he was enlisted in the 15th siege group and subsequently promoted to 2th Lieutenant of the 9th fortress artillery regiment.
At the end of the war he was promoted to 1th Lieutnant and was one of the first to join the fascist combat group.
He died on 21 december 1921 in Pozzonovo near Padua, shotted during a raid against socialist opponents.
Awarded with: 1 Silver medal for military valour
2 Military Cross bronze
On 1926 received the honorary university degree (honoris causa).
He becames a "fascist heroe" and at his funeral the highest fascist officials were present.
I can show Italo Tinazzi in this post-card photo of the period. He wear a M1903 artillery uniform that I'll show you later.
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Translation : "Affectionate greetings. Italo Tinazzi".
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This is a most incredible Grouping. It is one thing to have a name, but also to put a face, that is very cool. Thank you for sharing. This is truly a great set.
I love these identified groupings. They really speak to a collector/researcher and tell the story of the original owner.

Good work and congratulations.
And now I want to analize in details the headgears.
The embroidery gold metallic thread is composed of two crossed cannons and two crossed rifle (only fortress artillery) with above a flaming grenade.
The number 9 indicate the 9th regiment and the two stripes indicate the rank of 1th leutnant.
On both sides the convex metallic buttons with the golded artillery logo.

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The italian war era M1915 soft kepi was realized in grey-green heavy wool. The shape is about the same of the old headgear.
The officer rank's stripes are in grey cotton thread and the artillery badge is of black cotton thread to ensure low visibility
All this characteristics, in my opinion, gives the headgear a very combat look.
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