Firearm Infobox
Name, Image, type, origin
Name Beretta Model 3
Type sub-machine gun
Place of origin Flag of Italy Italy
Service history
In service 1956 to ??
Used by
Production history
Designer {{{designer}}}
Designed 1956
Manufacturer {{{manufacturer}}}
Produced 1956 to 1959
Variants none
Weight 3.47 kg (empty)
Length 711/508 mm (stock extended/folded)
Width {{{width}}}
Height {{{height}}}
Barrel length 200
Diameter {{{diameter}}}
Crew {{{crew}}}
Cartridge 9 mm Para
Caliber 9 mm
Action blowback
Muzzle velocity
Effective range {{{range}}}
Maximum range {{{max_range}}}
Other identifying characteristics
Wood parts (Y/N) {{{wood}}}
Common color {{{color}}}
Imprint {{{imprint}}}

The 9 millimeter Beretta Model 3 was an Italian submachine gun produced from 1956 to 1959. It was essentially the World War II-era Beretta 38/42 redesigned for more efficient production. The wooden stock of the 38/42 was replaced with a steel folding stock. A pistol grip was provided at the trigger guard and the magazine receiver was lengthened to provide a foregrip.

Fully-automatic or single-shot fire is selectable by the use of two triggers, and it fires from an open bolt. Its relatively slow cyclic rate of fire, 550 shots per minute, and low recoil make it highly accurate during full automatic or selective fire. It is accurate to 200 meters. The Model 3 weighs 3.5 kilograms empty (about 7.7 lb) and is 711 mm) in length with stock extended (508 mm when retracted). Rifling: 6 grooves, rh.

20-round and 40-round box magazines are available for the Model 3. The weapon is chambered for the 9 mm Parabellum cartridge.

The Model 3 was succeeded by the Beretta Model 12 in 1959.

See alsoEdit

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