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Deactivated Vickers MK V HMG

Availability: In stock

£14,995.00

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Deactivated Exceedingly Rare British Vickers MK V .50 Heavy Machine Gun. G Prefix serial number, Enfield production and 1940 dated, in excellent deactivated condition, with working cocking handle, trigger and opening top covers. We have been told that the pintle interface and stock are LRDG items, but I only have the word of one expert. The MK II .50 Cal Vickers Gun was adopted in 1932 and retired from service in 1954. They were mainly used on AFVs and by the Royal Navy. The MK V entered aservice in 1940 and the majority of these saw service in the North African campains. They were often found mounted on the Chevrolet trucks used by the LRDG and the SAS. In this role, they could devastate rows of Nazi planes, lined up on the tarmac, in one of the now famous lightnening raids that denied the Luftwaffe air superiority and ultimately led to them losing the war in Africa. The Vickers Machine Gun can best be summed up by Ian V. Hogg, the well-known and respected small arms expert. He describes an action that took place in August, 1916, during which the British Army's 100th Company of the Machine Gun Corps fired their ten Vickers guns continuously for twelve hours. They fired a million rounds between them, using 100 new barrels, without a single breakdown. 'It was this absolute fool proof reliability which endeared the Vickers to every British soldier who ever fired one.' No more needs to be said! All deactivated weapons sold by D and B Militaria are deactivated in the United Kingdom and hold London or Birmingham proof marks and a certificate stating that the weapon has been deactivated correctly.
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Deactivated Exceedingly Rare British Vickers MK V .50 Heavy Machine Gun. G Prefix serial number, Enfield production and 1940 dated, in excellent deactivated condition, with working cocking handle, trigger and opening top covers. We have been told that the pintle interface and stock are LRDG items, but I only have the word of one expert. The MK II .50 Cal Vickers Gun was adopted in 1932 and retired from service in 1954. They were mainly used on AFVs and by the Royal Navy. The MK V entered aservice in 1940 and the majority of these saw service in the North African campains. They were often found mounted on the Chevrolet trucks used by the LRDG and the SAS. In this role, they could devastate rows of Nazi planes, lined up on the tarmac, in one of the now famous lightnening raids that denied the Luftwaffe air superiority and ultimately led to them losing the war in Africa. The Vickers Machine Gun can best be summed up by Ian V. Hogg, the well-known and respected small arms expert. He describes an action that took place in August, 1916, during which the British Army's 100th Company of the Machine Gun Corps fired their ten Vickers guns continuously for twelve hours. They fired a million rounds between them, using 100 new barrels, without a single breakdown. 'It was this absolute fool proof reliability which endeared the Vickers to every British soldier who ever fired one.' No more needs to be said! All deactivated weapons sold by D and B Militaria are deactivated in the United Kingdom and hold London or Birmingham proof marks and a certificate stating that the weapon has been deactivated correctly.

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