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TZ-45 with extended stock (20 round magazine) - 9x19 mm
TZ-45 with extended stock (40 round magazine) - 9x19 mm

TZ-45 is an Italian submachine gun designed by Aldo Zorzoli and produced by Società Anonima Meccanica Torinese (SAMT). Originally developed in 1943 as a cheaper and more compact alternative to the Beretta Model 38, the TZ-45 was taken into service with the Italian Social Republic in late 1944. It was one of the first submachine guns to feature a grip safety, which was located on the forward magazine housing; this would lock the bolt in place unless pressed down, rendering the gun unable to fire without one hand on the magwell. An estimated 6,000 guns were assembled in the late stages of the war in Italy, before the SAMT factory was captured by partisans in April 1945. After the war, the gun was revived in a slightly improved form as the AZ-49 (or AZ-50), and was adopted by Burma under the designation BA-52, but otherwise saw no export sales.


(1943 - 1945 (Italy, World War II), 1949 - 1952 (Italy, post-war))

  • Type: Submachine Gun
  • Caliber: 9x19mm
  • Weight: 7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
  • Length: 33.5 in (85.1 cm) (with unfolded stock); 21.5 in (54.6 cm) (with folded stock),
  • Barrel length: 9 in (22.9 cm)
  • Feed System: 10, 20, 30, or 40-Round Detachable Box Magazine (the same as Beretta Model 38A)
  • Rate of Fire: 600 rpm
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto

The TZ-45 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Dirty Game Maria Grazia Buccella Natalia 1965
Wake Up and Die (Svegliati e uccidi) Robert Hoffmann Luciano Lutring 1966
Italian criminals
The Boss Cocchi's henchmen Barrel shroud removed 1973
The Last Four Days Blackshirts and partisans 1974
Convoy Busters (Un poliziotto scomodo) A hitman 1978
Flatfoot in Egypt Karl-Otto Alberty "The Swede" 1980
Senso '45 Italian Blackshirts 2002

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Enlisted 2021

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