Italian AZ-49 submachine gun

I was going through some of the pictures that I have taken in the past and found these. This sub machine gun was made by S.A.M.T. of Rome. It is reported to have been design by Toni and Zorzoli Giandoso in 1944. Never being produced in quantity, approximately 6000 were made,  it is none the less an interesting combination of Sten, M-3 grease gun and Beretta.



You can see the grip safety that was used on the magazine housing.

IMG_0815csA close up of the back end with it’s Sten like housing.


IMG_0811ccsAs see with the stock folded.

The tooling was sold at the end of the war to Burma and made there.



1 comment to Italian AZ-49 submachine gun

Leave a Reply





You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>