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    'cause who doesn't like machineguns?

    A quick comparison of WW2 MGs. Check out the way the Type 11 gets loaded.


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    Thanks for posting that.

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    Who doesn’t like machine-guns?

    Altogether too damned many firearms owners throughout the world.
    To show that men can travel to the moon and return, use the American experience.

    To show that public safety isnít hurt by responsible individuals carrying to protect life, use the American experience.

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    Here’s a little more detail on that Type 11 feed system. It’s even cooler than I thought.

    Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

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    Interesting operation. Thanks for posting this Kennymo.

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    Yep. Ain't nothing as much fun as FA. And those are just the 'Light' MGs.
    Last time I got to Second Chance, years ago, there was a guy who had a French Hotchkiss(an M1914, I think) in 8mm Lebel. He got the thing from some U.S. cemetery, refurbished it, bought 1 million rounds of ammo(I said it was years ago) and a bunch of the 25 round brass ammo trays. For the entire week this guy did nothing but load trays and shoot this MG. Somebody asked him when he figured he'd run out of ammo. He said he was going to Idaho for several months after 2nd Chance and he'd be out of ammo after that. Yep. MG's are fun.
    I think the Type 11 was a BREN copy/clone.

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    The Japanese designs were largely derived from the various Hotchkiss guns. They had purchased a bunch of them around the time of WWI and really liked them. They may have even produced them under license, but I can’t recall. The magazine on this Type 11 is certainly of Hotchkiss design, the gas piston and cooling fins look quite Hotchkiss-like as well. Their heavier tripod guns still used the Hotchkiss ammunition clips through WWII, I’m guessing they were unsuitable for a shoulder fires weapon.
    Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

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