AMERICA'S WWI MACHINEGUNJune 7, 2020, 7:52 p.m. - Unknown Section -
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America’s Heavy Machinegun of The Great War 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 (8X50R OR 8X51R LEBEL) which is available from SGAmmo.com and other sources, and is 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! You want to know the historic machine you are purchasing functions well. A video of this Hotchkiss being fired is included in this GUNSPOT ad. If you can not open it, email [email protected] and we will email the video to you. Note in the photos – This Hotchkiss has all matching serial numbers – it is 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 a century later: that is a tribute to the Hotchkiss design. These Hotchkiss machineguns, mounted on the 1916 French tripod, included in the purchase, are becoming familiar weapons as Americans watch WWI movies and documentaries that celebrate the centennial of America’s involvement in that world war. Imagine being able to actually own one of those historic machineguns. This is your opportunity! As we have all discovered, opportunities come when we believe we can’t afford them. C&R, live and fully transferable. $23,500. Trades considered. Call 575-405-0911 on questions, text for a video of it shooting. Or email [email protected] Thank you.
- Publish date: June 7, 2020, 7:52 p.m.
- Expiring Date: Jan. 18, 2021, 10:14 a.m.
- Shipping Cost: $400.00
- Shipping: Seller Will Ship!
- Location: No Location on file.
- Listing ID: 76123678