Another bit of kit I’ll never get to use. The Italian M30 Breda Light Machinegun fired Carcano 6.5×52 rounds just like the standard Italian military rifles of the time. This is a stripper clip designed to refill the horizontally fed magazines for this gun.It holds 20 rounds.
Archive for Machine Guns
The big problem with owning machineguns, functional or not, is how do you display them.They weigh about 30 pounds and personally I don’t trust them to stay on a wall hanger. A few weeks ago I found a Lafette for the MG42. This one is original 1941 manufacture but used postwar by the Austrian Bundesheer. It has all original pads as well as the correct range card still attached. Looks lovely. Of course the feet will do terrible things to my hardwood floors so I still have to solve for that.
This is my 1938 Mauser manufactured MG34. It is numbered 8998 and matches except for the stock. It is stamped BSW 1938. What’s nice about these pre-war mg’s is the machined top cover, compared to the stamped ones that they changed to later. Again, it’s a demil. But it’s also a beast. Thank you Arms Code of Canada.