Ecuador was one of the few countries of the Americas that did not buy Vickers guns directly from Vickers Ltd. or via the British War Office. They did, however, purchase from Italy a number of .303-inch guns that Italy had either purchased or been supplied in previous years. These would have been either Class ‘C’ or Mk. I guns. These were purchased in the 1920s.

Six of these guns were subsequently sold to the US collectors market in the 1950s and one made its way the Ministry of Defence Pattern Room in the United Kingdom.