Object Title

Centrefire automatic machine gun - Hotchkiss Modèle 1914 machine gun

Centrefire automatic machine gun - Hotchkiss Modèle 1914 machine gun

Object Number



Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005.

Physical Description

Brass-coloured and blackened metal parts. Pistol and spade grips. Cocking handle on left side of receiver. Trunions at front of receiver for mounting on tripod. Cooling vents at rear of barrel. Conical muzzle compensator. Has three types of sight; diopter type , anti-aircraft type, and notch and blade type sights. Diopter sight has dials on top and to the rear, which are numbered, and a spirit level to the rear of the diopter.


Whole, with mountWeight47.5 kg
Whole, with mountWeight105 lb
Barrellength31 in
Barrellength785 mm


Serial Number C51/8


7.65 x 54 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

C55right side of diopter
front portion of gas system
gas system
left of receiver
right side of receiver
top of diopter mount
top of diopter
top of feeding port


Places Belgium.


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