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Maxim M1910 Machine Gun

Quick Details

  • Caliber: 7.62x54R
  • Type: Fully-Automatic
  • Category: Belt-fed/Medium Machine Gun
  • Origin: Russia
  • Capacity: 20, 40 and 100 round belts
20 Rounds

The M1910 was a heavy machine gun used by the Imperial Russian Army during World War I, during Russian Civil War and World War II. Later, the gun saw service in the Korean War and the Vietnam War, and some have been spotted in the recent War in Donbass (Ukraine).

It was adopted in 1910 and was derived from Maxum Gun, chambered for the standard Russian 7.62x54R rifle cartridge. The M1910 was mounted on a wheeled mount with a gun shield and was replaced in Soviet service by the SG-43 Goryunov, which retained the wheeled and shielded carriage, starting in 1943. However, production of the Maxim did not end until 1945. In addition to the main infantry version, there were aircraft-mounted and naval variants. Our M1910 wase fitted (from the factory) with a tractor radiator cap fitted on top of the water jacket to allow handfuls of snow to be packed in to melt while firing. This was called the “Snow Cap” model.

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