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    WW1 Machine guns and Rifles

    For those interested, a short film with Dan Snow on BBC Iplayer. Firing and comparing

    German and British Machine guns and rifles -

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    Enjoyed that, thanks for the share
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    Quote Originally Posted by I. Farticus View Post
    Enjoyed that, thanks for the share

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    Very good, thanks for posting.
    Mr. Maxim used to demonstrate his product by firing at a tree until it fell down. Not a small one either.
    Barrels must have been totally knackered but I don't suppose they were too worried about accuracy.

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    Last edited by private fraser; 17-05-2014 at 22:07.
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    Quote Originally Posted by private fraser View Post
    Mr. Maxim used to demonstrate his product by firing at a tree until it fell down.
    Clearly a slack handful of deer stalkers = 1 maxim gun? Catton Rifleshoot on 10th May

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    Yes the Hiram Maxim gun otherwise known as "The Devils Paintbrush" if I recall correctly.
    The ORDNANCE QF 18 pounder Field Gun......I wonder if they will let me have one of these on an open ticket

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    Oh, gosh! Don't get me started. I have been collecting WW1 British weapons and gear since I was twelve. I still think about the semi-auto Lewis gun I missed buying in 1995 for $800 USD.

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    Fired a few rounds through with a 'Vickers' back in 1974 on Dartmoor- quite an experience.
    I was just about to leave for the Falklands for a year (well before the war) and the Falkland Island Defence Force were using them at the time - we had to be familiar with them

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