Object Title

Centrefire automatic belt-fed machine gun - Vickers Mk. I

Centrefire automatic belt-fed machine gun - Vickers Mk. I

Date

1901-1930

Object Number

XII.10720

Provenance

Purchased from 5 TA Regiment, Grantham, Lincs, 28th October 1995

Physical Description

Standard wartime model with fluted jacket. The receiver is blued, jacket is green painted. Feed block is brass. The Tripod is a MkIV pattern, and its pintle and traversing plate are brass, painted green. A condenser hose and tin accompany it.Gun and tripod are supplied in carrying chests.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall: 46.5 in [ 1180 mm] Barrel: 28.25 in [717 mm] Weight: Gun: 40 lb Tripod: 30 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number B6827

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Vickers Mk1. B6827 Tripod stamped : MkIV 8546

Associations

Places Britain