Object Title

Centrefire automatic submachine gun - Naranjero

Centrefire automatic submachine gun - Naranjero

Date

1937

Object Number

XII.9828

Provenance

Acquired from Glencorse Museum, Penuick, Edinburgh, via SUSM Edinburgh Castle. 5th November 1991. Formerly Glencorse number 196. Probably previously from Weedon.

Physical Description

Stamped on the left side of the butt is a flag containing stylised letters: FAI, and underneath the following F.I. de G.G.A.A. los AUDACES VALENCIA. The bolt is missing from the the breechblock. The left side of the halfstock is cracked. The magazine housing and the triggerguard are of brass. Attached to the forward sling point is the correct swival which resembles a key-ring

Dimensions

BarrelLength192mm
OverallLength810mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 202

Calibre

9 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped on the top of the magazine housing are the following: F,A.I. no. 202

Associations

Places Spain/Europe

Notes

This weapon is believed to have been produced in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, 1936 - 1939, by the Spanish Second republic and probably used mostly on the republican side.