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british machine gun
« on: April 10, 2014, 07:59:07 PM »
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Re: british machine gun
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2014, 11:44:36 PM »
Awesome! Was it de-mil or fully functional?

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Re: british machine gun
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 12:05:45 AM »
That's a water-cooled Vickers Gun which entered service in WW1 and served thru WW2. When being first tested, it fired continuously for 12 hours, firing 1,000,000 rounds with no stoppages other than to periodically change the barrels! That's reliability for you!
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Re: british machine gun
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 04:27:37 AM »
sorry, erik---i didn't ask if it worked, but this is california, so i'd be very surprised if it did. we are heavily burdened here by regs and rules, few of which seem effective or applicable.
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Re: british machine gun
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2014, 06:23:48 AM »
That's a water-cooled Vickers Gun which entered service in WW1 and served thru WW2. When being first tested, it fired continuously for 12 hours, firing 1,000,000 rounds with no stoppages other than to periodically change the barrels! That's reliability for you!

Ian , just a note , my Dad was also trained on the "Vickers"  in the late 50's ! ;)   

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Re: british machine gun
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 08:19:15 AM »
I see this is a Vickers from IMA. It is a great non-gun. I bought one when they first sold them years ago. I think with shipping it was under $600.00. I bought one with the smooth water jacket. The serial # dates it as made in 1936. The tripod is dated 1910. For an extra $100.00 I could have bought a WW! Vickers with the fluted water jacket.
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Re: british machine gun
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2014, 07:47:39 AM »
Here's a WW1 Vickers displayed a show here in the UK at the weekend.



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Re: british machine gun
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2014, 07:00:19 AM »
When I was a teenager in San Diego, there was a local gunshop at the strip mall. The owner had one all set up in his front display window. Us kid use to ogle it every chance we got. On day we saw the window boarded up. Aparently, someone backed their truck up, broke the window and made off with the Vickers. What a sad day indeed. Thanks for the memories guys. James
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