Object Title

Centrefire automatic submachine gun - Twin Villar Perosa

Centrefire automatic submachine gun - Twin Villar Perosa

Date

about 1915

Object Number

PR.7339

Provenance

Former Pattern Room Collection.

Physical Description

Dual spade grips, with wooden grips. Metal part of grips are bronze-coloured. All metal surfaces are blued. Twin triggers. Twin, linked, cocking handles mounted to right side of receiver. Twin box magazines inserted into top of both receivers. Magazine release catches siuated forward of magazines. Ejection ports to underside of receivers. Circular site device mounted on both barrels. With bipod attached.Bipod clamped to muzzles. Bipod has spiked legs and is adjustable using a wing nut.

Techniques

Mass manufacture

Materials

Dimensions

Overall, including bipodHeight14.4in.
Overall, including bipodHeight365mm
Overall, including bipodWidth16.5in.
Overall, including bipodWidth420mm
BarrelsLength12.4in.
BarrelsLength315mm
OverallLength23.8in.
OverallLength605mm
OverallWeight8.15kg
OverallWeight17.9lb oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

9 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

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Diamond containing a backwards letter 2/
Next to grip left side
Stamped
Manufacturer's mark
In cartouche: OFFICINE VILLAR PEROSA 13428
Underside of spade grips
Stamped

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