F.LLI PIETTA MK-85: Sterling clone in .22

The F.LLI Pietta’s MK-85 is a .22 LR pistol that is a scaled down semi-automatic clone of the British Sterling submachine gun. Its single stack magazine holds 15 rounds. The barrel is 7″ long. It weighs 3 lbs.

Apparently the F.A.P. (Fabbrica d’Armi Fratelli Pietta) MK85 pistol was on
display at SHOT Show. Because of all the new black rifles which debuted, they decided to hold launching it until next year.

I can’t wait to take this baby Sterling to the range 🙂

[Hat Tip: Casatic ]



Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • Royi

    Pietta was already known for its PPSh .22 version. I had one of those, was a neat and fun little cute thing.

    I’m definitely looking forward for this one.

  • Aurelien

    Who’s gonna be the first to make a stormtrooper blaster based on that ?

  • Sian

    Aw no folding stock?

  • curtis

    that looks neat but the company name has a realy unfortunate abrevation

  • I’d really like to see a rifle version with the folding stock

  • Greetings from Texas,
    Looks like fun. I see the .22 PPHs at gunshows and on line auctions from time to time. I sure wish I had gotten one when they first came out!

  • Jusuchin

    Also: Did you misspell ‘debuted’?

    • Jusuchin, I don’t think so.

  • Chris

    @curtis, it’s appropriate considering my reaction to this

    Looks like it would make a cute SBR.

  • Cute! Any word on price?

  • Peter

    I can’t help but think that when you fire it, it will go fapfapfapfapfapfap

  • flatdarkmars

    Aurelien beat me to the Stormtrooper comment. Unfortunately it seems that it is scaled down from the Sterling (about 3/4 scale), so it wouldn’t really be right.

  • Bryan S

    15 round magazines are no fun…. not in a 22!

  • Mac_Trekkie

    Looks cute but the sights do not look conductive to miniscule groups…

  • C3P0

    Stormtroopers? Here?! I must warn the others! …

  • Jusuchin, lol, I was looking at the wrong post. Thanks. its corrected.

  • zach

    I think a nice folding stock would be great for this thing. and a 50 round mag and a selector switch 🙂

  • bubban

    I want one…maybe 2! Any word on price yet?

  • Mang

    +1 stormtroopers, +1 bigger clip. Seriously, this could be a cool carbine. 30 rd clip plz!

    I’d actually rather see a full-size carbine copy with a 16″ barrel and a 25rd.+ clip… A carbine would be better for this platform in any case.

  • ishida

    It better be cheap, because you can get Sterlings in 9mm for cheap.

  • Aw C’mon guys,never mind the price!Either you want it or you don’t!Remember,the difference between men and boys,is the price of their toys!