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Beretta Model 1918
Type Submachine gun
Place of origin [1] Kingdom of Italy
Service history
Used by See Users
Production history
Variants Model 1918

Model 1918/30 Hafdasa C-1

Weight 7 lb 3 oz (3.3 kg)
Length 43 in (1092 mm)
Barrel length 12 in (305 mm)

Cartridge 9mm Glisenti


Caliber 9 mm

22. short silenced also known as the pea shooter round

Action Blowback, automatic only
Rate of fire 900 round/min
Feed system 25 round detachable box

The Beretta Model 1918 was a submachine gun that entered service in 1918 with the Italian armed forces and came with an overhead inserted magazine. Another variant was the Model 1918/30 with the magazine inserted underneath and came with a bayonet[1]. The Model 1918/30 was also manufactured in Argentina by Hafdasa as the C-1, which formed the basis of the Ballester-Riguard submachine gun.


[hide] *1 Design


  • Barrel rifling: 6 grooves with a right hand twist (6-right)
  • Automatic carbine, cal. 9mm, having a barrel length of 12.5" and a magazine capacity of 25 rounds.



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