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WW2 Italian Guns

Though adequately equipped at the outset of war, Italian firearms industry generally still lacked behind her contemporaries during World War 2.

There are a total of 33 WW2 Italian Guns in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. This listing also includes portable weaponry such as hand grenades and mortars. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

1936
5cm leichte Granatwerfer 36 (leGrW 36)
The 5-cm Granatwerfer 36 (abbreviated as "leGrW 36") was the standard light mortar utilized by the German Army in the early y...

1915
Beretta Model 1915
The Beretta Model of 1915 was the beginning of the long-running and storied Beretta semi-automatic pistol line (their first-e...

1918
Beretta Model 1918
While the Italians developed and issued the first submachine gun in World War 1, it was hardly used quintessential submachine...

1934
Beretta Model 1934
Beretta - founded as far back as 1526 in Brescia, Italy - introduced their first semi-automatic pistol during World War 1 thr...

1935
Beretta Model 1935
The storied firearms concern of Beretta was founded in 1526 by Maestro Bartolomeo Beretta out of Brescia, Lombardy, Italy. Si...

1938
Beretta Model 38
The Beretta Model 38/42 tried to build upon the Beretta Model 38A, which proved to be too expensive to produce in a wartime e...

1935
Breda Hand Grenade Model 1935
In 1935, just prior to World War 2, the Italian Army adopted three infantry hand grenades under the Modello 35 ("Model 35") ...

1930
Breda Modello 30 (Breda 30)
Prior to World War 1 (1914-1918), Breda Meccanica Bresciana (or simply "Breda") was a heavy industry supplier of locomotives....

1938
BREN LMG
The BREN Light Machine Gun was the standard light machine gun of the British Army and Commonwealth forces throughout World Wa...

1919
Browning M1919 GPMG
Like many of the infantry weapons made available to US servicemen in the Second World War, the M1919 shared the common histor...

1921
Browning M2 (HMG)
Very few machine guns in the history of the world own a legacy such as that of famous the Browning M2 heavy machine gun serie...

1892
Carcano Modello 1891 (M91)
The Carcano Modello 1891 (Model 1891) was the standard Italian Army service rifle of both World Wars. The design emerged from...

1895
Colt Browning M1895 (Potato Digger)
Convinced of the inherent value of machine guns based on experiences in the Spanish American War of 1898 (and not wholly sold...

1933
Fabrique Nationale FN M2HB
The Fabrique Nationale FN M2HB (HB = "Heavy Barrel") is essentially a Belgian copy of the American Browning design with sligh...

1914
FIAT-Revelli Modello 1914
The FIAT-Revelli Modello 1914 (Machine Gun, System Revelli, Model 14) was the first large-scale indigenously-designed and dev...

1935
FIAT-Revelli Modello 1935
The FIAT-Revelli Model 1935 (Modello 35) of 1935 was a modernization of the World War 1-era FIAT-Revelli Model 1914, first te...

1935
Lanciafiamme Spalleggiato Modello 1935
The Italians joined the Germans, Americans, Soviets and British in deploying flamethrowers in World War 2. The Italian Army a...

1914
Lewis Machine Gun
American Isaac Newton Lewis (1858-1931) served in the United States Army and lent his talents to invention when possible. In ...

1942
M1 Carbine (US Carbine, Caliber 30, M1)
The American arms industry reached all new heights with its commitment in World War 2. Much of the existing stock of guns wer...

1936
M1 Garand (United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1)
Little discussion can be had on the subject of American infantrymen in World War Two without the mention of the highly-acclai...

1939
MAS 38 (Pistolet Mitrailleur MAS modele 38)
World War 1 introduced the concept of "machine pistols" to help bridge the gap between the portable pistol sidearm and the le...

1896
Mauser C96
One of the most recognizable early-form semi-automatic pistols became the Mauser C96 series. The C96 shape was classic with i...

1918
Mk II / Mk 2 (Pineapple Hand Grenade)
The Mk II/Mk 2 series fragmentation grenade was the standard American Army infantry hand grenade from 1918 until the 1960s. P...

1935
Mortaio da 81/14 Modello 35
The Italian Army made use of two main mortar designs during World War 2 - the 45mm Modello 35 and the 81mm Modello 35, both i...

1935
Mortaio d'assalto 45/5 Brixia, Modello 35
Like all other modern militaries participating in World War 2, the Italian Army adopted a light infantry mortar to provide in...

1935
OTO Hand Grenade Model 1935
Italian Army infantry elements of World War 2 relied on three hand grenades of varying effectiveness and designed along the s...

1918

1891
Pistola a Rotazione Modello 1889 (Bodeo)
The Model 1889 "Bodeo" revolver served as the standard Italian Army service revolver for decades after being adopted in 1891....

1910
Pistola Automatica, Modello 1910 (Glisenti)
The Italian Army took on the Model 1910 Glisenti in an attempt to field a semi-automatic pistol to replace their aged "Bodeo"...

1907
Roth-Steyr Model 1907 (M07)
The Roth-Steyr M07 (or "Model 07") holds the distinction of becoming the first self-loading pistol to be accepted by a major ...

1938
Solothurn S-18/100
The rise of the tank in World War 1 (1914-1918) forced the development of tank-killing systems to follow. Artillery proved a ...

1935
SRCM Hand Grenade Model 1935 / 1938
The Italian Army of World War 2 utilized three primary hand grenade series all under the designation of "Model 1935" - the ty...

1941
STEN SMG
The British STEN submachine gun is one of those rare firearms in history that was born of desperation and turned into a war-w...
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