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Franchi LF-57

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Franchi LF-57 - 9x19mm

The Franchi LF-57 is an Italian submachine gun designed by Franchi, the first and so far only submachine gun manufactured by the company. Introduced in 1957, it is a simple weapon made almost entirely of stamped steel and operates via simple blowback. Most of the bolt is located above the barrel, with the barrel itself being held in place by only a single nut. The heavy bolt assembly gives the weapon a low, controllable rate of fire of 460 rounds per minute and relatively low felt recoil. A semi-automatic only variant with a longer barrel known as the "police model" was introduced later in its production life.

In its home country, only the Italian Navy adopted the LF-57 in significant numbers. The SMG had to compete with the likes of the IMI Uzi and Beretta M12 internationally and did not see much success in sales. Outside of Italy, it was sold to a number of African nations such as Zaire, Angola, and Nigeria.

The Franchi LF-57 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


(1956 - 1980)

  • Type: Submachine Gun
  • Caliber(s): 9x19mm
  • Weight: 7 lbs (3.17 kg)
  • Length: 16.5 in (41.9 cm) butt folded, 27 in (68.6 cm) butt extended
  • Barrel length(s): 8 in (20.3 cm)
  • Capacity: 20 or 40
  • Fire Modes: Full-Auto Only (Semi-Auto on police model)


Title Actor Character Note Date
Total Recall Debbie Lee Carrington "Thumbelina" 1990
Predator 2 Jamaican Gangster 1990
Soldier Kurt Russell Sgt. Todd With nickel finish, stock removed, and tube sight 1998
The Big Hit Mark Wahlberg Melvin Smiley Mounted on Colt Model 725 1998
Ghosts of Mars Ice Cube James "Desolation" Williams With nickel finish and stock removed 2001
Natasha Henstridge Melanie Ballard With nickel finish and stock removed
A Man Apart A cartel assasin 2003
The Siege of Jadotville Mercenaries 2016
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Ali Larter Claire Redfield 2017


Title Character Note Date
Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino Padania Terrorists 2008

Video Games

Title Appears as Note Date
Call of Duty: Vanguard Marco 5 Added with Season 4 update (June 2022) 2021

See Also

  • Franchi - A list of all firearms manufactured by Franchi.

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