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FNA-B 43

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FNA-B Mod. 43, early model, with 20-round magazine - 9x19mm Parabellum
FNA-B Mod. 43, later model, with 40-round magazine - 9x19mm Parabellum

The FNA-B Mod. 43 (sometimes incorrectly referred to as the FNAB-43) is an Italian submachine gun that was developed by Fabbrica Nazionale d'Armi di Brescia (FNA-B; 'National Arms Factory of Brescia') in 1943. The design was influenced by several existing submachine guns, such as the MP 40 and Danuvia 43.M; unlike these guns, however (and, indeed, unlike most submachine guns of its day), the FNA-B 43 fires from a closed bolt. Originally intended for the Italian Royal Army, it was later produced for the Italian Social Republic and German occupation troops from 1944 - 1945. The total production quantity only reached about 1,000 units, though the serial numbers were artificially inflated to give an appearance of at least 7,000 guns made. After the end of World War II, some of these guns were trafficked to Algeria, where they were used by the National Liberation Front in their war against the French colonial administration.


(1943 - 1945)

  • Type: Submachine Gun
  • Caliber: 9x19mm Parabellum
  • Weight: 8.15 lbs (3.7 kg)
  • Length: 31.15 in (79 cm)
  • Barrel length: 7.8 in (19.8 cm)
  • Feed System: 20, 30, or 40-round detachable box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-auto/Full-auto

The FNA-B Mod. 43 appears in the following movies, TV shows, and video games:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Five Branded Women Silvana Mangano Jovanka 1960
Barbara Bel Geddes Marja
Caliber 9 Macado's henchmen 1972
The Boss Henry Silva Nicola Lanzetta Not used in action 1973
Antonia Santilli Rina Daniello Not used in action
Lanzetta's and Cocchi's henchmen
Rabid Dogs George Eastman "Thirty-Two" With removed barrel shroud 1974
The Last Four Days Franco Nero Walter Audisio 1974
Italian partisans
Shoot First, Die Later (Il poliziotto è marcio) Pascal's henchmen 1974
Kidnap Syndicate Luc Merenda Mario Colella 1975
Loaded Guns (Colpo in canna) Silvera's and Don Calo's henchmen 1975
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man Franco Citti Ruggero "The Dog" Ruggerini 1976
Ruggero's henchman, robbers, carabinieri
Young, Violent, Dangerous (Liberi armati pericolosi) Stefano Patrizi Mario With removed barrel shroud and shortened barrel 1976
Benjamin Lev Joe
Ruggero Diella A robber
Giorgio Loccuratolo A robber
A Special Cop in Action (Italia a mano armata) A bank robber 1976
The ... Beautiful Country (il ... Belpaese) Bank robber 1977
Weapons of Death (Napoli spara!) Henry Silva Santoro 1977
Santoro's henchmen
Fracchia the Human Beast (Fracchia la belva umana) Carabinieri 1981
Bonnie and Clyde Italian Style (Bonnie e Clyde all'italiana) Carabinieri 1982
Senso '45 Italian Blackshirts 2002

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Sniper Elite 4 "FNAB-43" Late model 2017
Strange Brigade "Stoudenmire 960" Late model w/ fictitious 80 round magazine 2018
Enlisted Late model 2021

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