US Bommarito semiauto rifle

The Bommarito was one of the many rifle designs sent to the US Ordnance Department when they announced a search for a capable autoloading rifle for the US Army. It was not one of the more successful entrants, though. It used a toggle lock like the Luger and later Pedersen rifle, and was heavy, unreliable, and liked to eat shooters’ fingers in its toggle mechanism.

Bommarito semiauto rifle

We have a couple more images available in the Bommarito page of the Vault…