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

BarrelLength28.4 in.
BarrelLength723 mm
OverallLength43.5 in.
OverallLength1105 mm
OverallWeight19.7 kg
OverallWeight43.5 lb

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