America’s Heavy Machinegun of The Great WarJune 19, 2019, 12:37 p.m. - Unknown Section -
The Machinegun that kept the German Maxims at Bay
The 1914 Hotchkiss machineguns were used by our grandfathers and great-grandfathers to silence the German Maxims. This original example must have been proudly brought back from the war by an American veteran because he couldn’t leave it behind - it saved the lives of so many of his friends. See vintage WWI images attached. This machinegun is fully functional, firing the 8mm Lebel cartridge which is available and easily reloadable. Metallic feed strips are used to feed the gun and can be filled by hand. A dozen strips are included. It is a true joy to be able to fire a machinegun that Americans used to defeat the Germans 100 years ago! And the feed strips hold only 24 rounds, so firing a full feed strip is thrilling, yet does not break the bank like firing a 250 round belt of ammo. Yet it is just as much fun! And note in the photos – This Hotchkiss has all matching serial numbers – not a parts gun! This can be a very important issue if you are concerned about functionality. The 1914 Hotchkiss was popular because it was air-cooled, saving the time required to service a water-cooled machinegun. Plus, it had less than half the parts of the German Maxim machinegun. Simply designed, reliable and still functioning nearly a century later: that is a tribute to the Hotchkiss design. These Hotchkiss machineguns, mounted on the 1916 Universal tripod, included in the purchase, are going to become familiar weapons as Americans watch the WWI movies celebrating the centennial of America’s involvement in WWI. Imagine being able to actually own one of those machineguns. This is your opportunity. As we have all discovered, the opportunities come when we BELIEVE we can’t afford them. Trades considered – even broken machineguns. Call 575-405-0911 on questions or text for a video of it shooting. Or [email protected] $25,000 – C&R and fully transferable
- Publish date: June 19, 2019, 12:37 p.m.
- Expiring Date: Nov. 15, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
- Shipping Cost: $300.00
- Shipping: Seller Will Ship!
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- Listing ID: 7612670