Object Title

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

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

Date

about 1944

Object Number

XXIV.8841

Physical Description

A Lithgow manufactured gun in original transit chest. Gun is fitted with the later pattern smooth water jacket, and mounting bracket for the long range sight (post-Second World War). The gun is as per standard issue in every other aspect. Painted in medium green colour. Includes dial sight, condenser hose and can, ammunition box and tools.

Techniques

Pressing, Forging, Filing, Machining, Bluing

Materials

Dimensions

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

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number B2206

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
MA
Various
Stamping

Associations