History[edit | edit source]
The Onorati submachine gun was designed by Umberto Onorati, an inventor living in Toledo, Ohio, in 1931. Development appears to have continued until around 1936. 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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