Object Title

Centrefire automatic light machine gun - Vickers Berthier Mk. I

Centrefire automatic light machine gun - Vickers Berthier Mk. I

Date

1931-1970

Object Number

XII.11140

Provenance

Purchased 16 December 1998

Physical Description

A gas operated weapon similar in form and function to the Bren Gun.It comprises a finned QD barrel, short receiver with cocking handle on the right side, pistol grip and wooden butt. The magazine is a curved box type, with a capacity of 30 rounds. Overall condition is fair, with wear to blued surfaces and barrel

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 282

Calibre

.303 in

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Refer military Small Arms of 20th century by Hogg & Weeks.