Hello Alain, the word translated Mitragliera is: MACHINE-GUN.
In Italian one uses the word “Mitragliera” when the weapon has a calibre larger than 12,7mm, for smaller gauges one uses “Mitragliatrice”.
For the portable weapons calibres .30 of them: “Fucile Mitragliatore”.
For the portable weapons with cartridges of handguns: “Mitra” or “pistola mitragliatrice”, but if the calibre is higher than 9 mm it is about a “moschetto mitragliatore”.
They are insane these Italian!
Alberto Riccadonna (Italia)
Giovanni Merolla was Italian and is known for a curious weapon with eight barrels. The eight barrels are assembled in two groups of four, and the eights can be put at fire from only one feature or four at the same time. This very attractive gun is Italian and has several not very common devices.
It is marked MITRAGLIERA PRIVILEGIATA SISTEMA MEROLLA GIOVANNI.
Merolla Giovanni, Naples, 1850-1875
Edoardo Mori (Italia)
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