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

TripodWeight14.1kg
TripodWeight30lb
GunWeight18.1kg
GunWeight40lb
Barrellength28.2in.
Barrellength717mm
Overalllength1180mm

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