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Posted 12 months ago

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I was reviewing some post that Hems303 had on machine-guns and remembered I had a book somewhere on machine-guns. I found it and I found the articles that correspond with Hems303 postings.
The book:
The Complete MACHINE-GUN 1885 to the Present
By Ivan V. Hogg & Illustrated
Published by Exeter BooksNew York
Release date: January 1, 1979
128 pages beginning with The Defence, James Puckle's gun, patented in 1718, was in effect a flintlock revolver. The chamber in the cylinder was aligned with the barrel by hand, and a crank used to screw it tight and trip the flintlock. It was allegedly intended to fire round balls at Christians and square balls at Turks. In a demonstration in 1722, it fired 63 shots in seven minutes, which was most impressive for the time.
The book ends showing the AKM. This weapon is a simplified version of the AK-47, which uses more stamped parts for ease and speed of manufacture. It has a rate reducer and a compensator, which reduces the tendency for the barrel to climb when the gun is fired on full automatic. Weight: 6 lb 15 oz. Rate of fire: 600 rpm. Muzzle velocity: 2345 fps.
The book jacket:
U.S. Marines in action in Hue during the Tet Offensive; they are firing the M-60 GPGM, a gas-opperated belt-fed gun capable of 600 rounds per minute.
Photo #1: The book with jacket cover
Photo #2: The Sten Mk2 & Mk5
Photo #3: The Browning 50 Heavy Barrel M2 & 30 M1919A4
Photo #4: Bren Mk 1 & Mk 2
These correspond with the postings by Hems303.

Hems303 Machine-Gun postings:

Sten Mk 2:
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/68261-my-ww2-collection-sten-mk-ii

Browning 30:
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/69385-ww2-browning-30-mg

Bren Light Machine-Gun:
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/71707-bren-light-machine-gun

Bren Light Machine-Gun mounted on a British Daimler Ferret Scout Car:
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/76500-daimler-ferret-restoration-no-10-final

Thanks for looking,
Dave

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 12 months ago
    Quick links to:
    Hems303 Machine-Gun postings:

    Sten Mk 2:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/68261-my-ww2-collection-sten-mk-ii

    Browning 30:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/69385-ww2-browning-30-mg

    Bren Light Machine-Gun:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/71707-bren-light-machine-gun

    Bren Light Machine-Gun mounted on a British Daimler Ferret Scout Car:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/76500-daimler-ferret-restoration-no-10-final
  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 12 months ago
    I see several in your selection that I have had & fired.
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 12 months ago
    Thanks BB2 for the appreciation. I would have to go to another state to fire any of these.
    Dave
  4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 12 months ago
    I was friends with our local ATF agent, you know, the one with the blind eye. Way things look, you may have to go to another country to fire a .22 soon.
    Americans have it in their heads that they are the only country where citizens have guns. Just where most of the crazies live. Maybe it's in the food?
  5. pw-collector pw-collector, 12 months ago
    Thanks mustangtony, petey & walksoftly for the appreciation.
    Dave
  6. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks BELLIN68 for the appreciation.
    Dave

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