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The Scotti Naval Model was an Italian prototype automatic rifle designed by Alfredo Scotti.

History[]

The Scotti Naval Model was developed in the early 1930s. It was proposed to the Italian Navy as a potential anti-aircraft weapon for sailors, specifically for targeting low-flying planes that posed a threat to patrol boats. After undergoing brief evaluation, the Scotti Naval rifle was not adopted and development of the weapon ceased. Only a few prototypes were made.

Design[]

The Scotti Naval Model operated on a combined gas and delayed blowback operation, in which an underbarreled short-stroke gas piston was used to unlock the bolt and the rest of the cycle was carried out via a blowback action. The gun fed from detachable box magazines.

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