Years ago when Springfield Armory was selling the BM 59 I contacted the Italian Ministry of Defence to see if they could supply any infomation on the BM 59. While going through some papers recently I came across their reply form long ago. For what ever reason all they sent me was a title page from a manual. That page read:
PER LA MAUTENZIONE E CONSERVAZIONE
DELLE ARMI PORTATILI
Fucile Automatico Leggero BM 59 cal. mm 7,62 NATO
(tipo normale - per truppe alpine - per paracaddutisti)
Fucile s. a. Garand cal. mm 7,62 NATO (tipo 1 e 2)
First, what is this manual? Second, does anyone know where I might obtain an original copy of this manual? Third, does anyone know where I might obtain an Engiish translation of this manual?