Mystery SMG Revealed: Armaguerra OG-43

    Last month I blogged a photo of a mystery submachine gun. Pierangelo Tendas (aka. The Italian Commie) posted a comment suggesting it was an Armaguerra OG-42 prototype. He was very close, it has been revealed to be the ultra-rare Armaguerra OG-43. writes

    This earlier weapon is extremely rare, with probably only one specimen surviving to this day in a private collection. The OG-43 is historically important because it is probably the world’s first submachine gun to combine stamped-steel construction, bolt with most of its weight in front of the breech face AND the magazine in the pistol grip, all in one weapon.

    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!