The Onorati submachine gun was an American conceptual twin-barreled submachine gun that was designed by Umberto Onorati.

History[edit | edit source]

The Onorati submachine gun was designed by Umberto Onorati, an inventor living in Toledo, Ohio, in 1931.[1] Development appears to have continued until around 1936.[2] It is not known whether any physical prototypes were ever actually constructed.

Design[edit | edit source]

The Onorati was a blowback-operated submachine gun that utilized a dual-bolt system and fed from two 20-round detachable box magazines inserted horizontally into the weapon via the front grip. It appears at least two different versions of the gun existed; one with a full stock and one with no stock but a pistol grip. Both iterations however utilize the same feed system and same dual-bolt system.

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