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M1915 Vickers Machine Gun, .30 Caliber
National Museum of American History, Behring Center

M1915 Vickers Machine Gun, .30 Caliber

Date: 1915
Catalog #: 1980.0399.MG.02    Accession #: 1980.0399
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Maker

Coltís Patent Firearms Mfg. Co.

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 39.25" H x 45" W x 29" D

Physical Description

Metal gun on tripod with canvas ammunition belt and box.

General History

This M1915 Vickers, .30 caliber, water cooled, was made by Colt. The Vickers machine gun was first used by the British Army in 1912. The gun is one of the most dependable and remained fairly consistent in form. The largest change was made to the ammunition, rather than the gun itself. The United Stated began using Vickers machine guns during World War I.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: World War I
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