Object Title

Centrefire automatic machine gun - Miniature Maxim gun

Centrefire automatic machine gun - Miniature Maxim gun

Date

about 1890

Object Number

PR.7163

Physical Description

Of brass and steel construction. Brass pistol grip fitting into base of receiver. Cocking handle on right side of receiver. Feeding port on forward part of receiver. Brass-coloured barrel jacket, vented on underside. Blued muzzle, receiver and cocking handle. Post and notch type sights. Rear notch type sight is crank adjustable. Receiver top cover release catch situated at rear of receiver top cover. Receiver held together by rivets. Switch located above trigger guard.

Dimensions

Barrellength9.8in.
Barrellength250mm

Component parts

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number A5774

Calibre

7.63 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Manufacturer's mark
Maxim monogram
cocking handle
stamped

Associations

People Hiram Maxim
Places Britain