Mystery Italian Submachine Gun

    Gun archaeologists Max Popenker and Anthony Williams uncovered a previously unknown prototype machine gun that dates back to WWII. Max blogged the below photos, but is tight lipped about the details. The gun will be featured in their upcoming book Sub-Machine Gun.

    This gun has some interesting features for a gun of its antiquity. The receiver is stamped steel, the magazine is used as the pistol grip and the bolt extends nearly all the way to the end of the barrel. I look forward to reading about this gun when the book is published.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!