I've been lurking the ww2 subject for my entire life, sometimes, just sometimes, I get angry watching the constant mistakes my country made in weapon procurment.
With Italian weapons you can be ensured that the constant thing you are gonna say is "overall an interesting idea" "it would have been a great weapon/plane/ship IF", it is always like this (with the notable exeption of the Breda 30, which I refuse to even acknowledge).
Look at the Breda 37, it took my people 20 years to remake the M2, and somehow they managed to make it more complicated and worse.
"but at least we can collect the spent brass"
If your concern in the war is to harvest spent cases, maybe you should not get involved in a war to begin with.
The only thing we didn't fucked up was handgrenade, and mines. Those were actually good or at least normal, the rest is hipster stuff.
People talk shit about Germans over engineering their stuff, at least their equipment worked, ours was more complicated only to offer worse results.