Italian MG Id.

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Re: Italian MG Id.

Post by audrew » 21 Jun 2012 16:46

Museum Rovereto -fiat 1926
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Post by audrew » 22 Jun 2012 08:06

Maxim m1906 machine gun
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Post by audrew » 16 Jul 2012 09:05

Breda m1924 tipo 5a
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Post by audrew » 16 Jul 2012 09:22

perino
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Post by audrew » 16 Jul 2012 09:24

perino machine gun
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Post by audrew » 17 Jul 2012 11:12

Alpine exercises with SIA1918 and Fiat1914 machine guns
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Re: Italian MG Id.

Post by karlik » 20 Jan 2013 17:46

Hi!
Help me please id this 2 italian 12,7-mm or 12,0-mm ??? FIAT MG
i think 1 it is FIAT Mod.1928 although he signed as FIAT Mod. 1926
and second ??????

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Re: Italian MG Id.

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Feb 2013 18:49

Hi all,

Any idea?

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Re: Italian MG Id.

Post by audrew » 02 Sep 2015 13:36

Breda SAFAT 7,7 mm
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Post by audrew » 02 Sep 2015 15:37

[quote="audrew"]Maxim m1906 machine gun
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Re: Italian MG Id.

Post by audrew » 02 Sep 2015 19:50

audrew wrote:Can anybody identify these italians MGs ?
Eureka!
Fiat typ.S mod.1922
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Post by audrew » 02 Sep 2015 19:52

Fiat typ.S mod.1922
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Re: Italian MG Id.

Post by audrew » 03 Sep 2015 14:51

The earliest Maxims purchased by the Italian government were chambered for either 10.4x47R Vetterli or 6.5x52 Carcano. Trials span between 1887 and 1906 when finally the Italian Army officially adopted the Maxim machine gun under the designation Mitragliatrice Maxim M. 1906 calibro mm 6.5. A total of 220 Maxim machine guns chambered for the 6.5x52 Carcano cartridges were purchased from the Vickers Sons & Maxim company (VSM). Tripods were not purchased together with the weapon itself from VSM but rather from the Spanish company Gabolino y Cia in Eibar. Some ammunition belts might have probably been supplied from VSM but others were manufactured locally in Italy. So far, only one scarce Italian-made Maxim belt has been encountered by the author and it remains unknown if any other different Italian makers ever produced belts, or even if VSM ever provided ammunition belts on a large scale.
The Italian-made belt described here was made by the company Unione Elettrotecnica Bresciana in the city of Brescia. It is characterized by an odd capacity of 200 rounds, which reason might perhaps find its origin in the size of the ammunition box available.
As soon as 1914, the Italian Army adopted a new domestically designed machine gun, the Revelli Model of 1914, whose only major advantage was being of Italian origin. This new weapon soon caused the end of the Italian Maxim adventure.
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