Object Title

Centrefire automatic belt-fed machine gun - Vickers-Maxim Mark I machine gun

Centrefire automatic belt-fed machine gun - Vickers-Maxim Mark I machine gun

Date

1900-1930

Object Number

XII.11295

Provenance

Purchased from 5 TA Regiment, Grantham, Lincs, 28/10/1995

Physical Description

A standard production Vickers with fluted jacket. The receiver is blued, and jacket is painted green. The feed block is brass. The tripod is a MK IV pattern, with its pintle and traversing plate in green painted brass. A condenser hose and water tin accompany the gun. Both gun and tripod are supplied in carrying chests.

Dimensions

TripodWeight14.1 kg
TripodWeight30 lb
GunWeight18.1 kg
GunWeight40 lb
Barrellength28.2 in.
Barrellength717 mm
Overalllength1180 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number H1711

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Standard proof marks and military acceptance stamps.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

A pair to gun No XII.10720