The origins of Mannlicher-Carcano bullets
Where did the bullets come from?
An intriguing tidbit from a faithful reader about the bullet that allegedly killed President Kennedy.
Scroll down to the heading- “Non-Italian Military Rounds.”
“Winchester Repeating Arms, of the U.S., manufactured 6.5×52 Carcano under a CIA [contract] during the early 50’s [emphasis added]. The intended use is not certain, but varies from being supplemental production for the Italian Military, use during the Greek Civil War, anti-communist efforts in Albania, etc. These rounds found their way into the surplus market in the early 1960’s. The rounds supposedly used by Lee Harvey Oswald to assassinate John F. Kennedy were from this production.”