I would echo that.
In my experience, when it comes to the fit, finish, and proper hardening or tempering of parts, Italian reproduction long arms and revolvers suffer from what appears to be random or indifferent levels of "Quality Control."
As a result, one lad's experience might be great, the next lad's dismal, with the majority falling in between.
This is particularly true when one looks to say revolvers used by reenactors versus the high volume live fire of Cowboy Action Shooting lads.
I have a theory, unproven, that various importers actually contract for Italian reproductions that are priced on the price their businesses want/need to sell them for. Say, a Cabela's versus a Cimarron Firearms Company. AS a result, on average the QC of the lower priced guns even though from the same Italian maker had more "problems."
A classic illustration of that was the first offerings of Pietta through Cabela's about 12-14 years ago (since remedied as it almost drive Pietta out of business). On-line boards at that time were full of complaints about out-of-box revolvers that would not cock, whose cylinders would not revolve, whose hands were gouging tracks in the cylinder, and even some still filled with metal shavings and oil.
Cabela's had excellent customer service though, and exchanged any sent back. Some lads reported going through there or four before one worked.
In gleichem Schritt und Tritt, Curt Schmidt
Not a real Civil War reenactor, I only portray one on boards and fora.
I do not portray a Civil War soldier, I merely interpret one.