Object Title

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

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

Date

1942

Object Number

XII.11139

Provenance

Purchased 16 December 1998

Physical Description

A fully sectioned Lithgow produced gun with Mk.V tripod. It is not a factory cutaway, but the work has been professonally done, preserving the working action.

Techniques

Pressing, Forging, Filing, Machining, Bluing

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength28.4in.
BarrelLength723mm
OverallLength43.5in.
OverallLength1105mm
OverallWeight19.7kg
OverallWeight43.5lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 5259

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Proof mark
'DA 97' crossed sceptres UK deactivation stamp for 1997
Various
Stamping
Maker's mark
MA
Several components
Stamping

Associations