|The Modello 14 was an old weapon and developed before the First World War. It the standard heavy machine gun and was saw service right through the Great War. It had many faults and one of them the feed, as the rounds had to be oiled before firing. The ammunition was fed from a large box magazine, which could hold 50 rounds and fired the same 6.5mm round issued to the Infantry. Like many machine guns of that period, it was water cooled and cumbersome. It served through the interwar period and even into World War Two, but around the early 1930s, many were up-dated and these were called Modello 35.