Spare parts case : Vickers Medium Machine Gun

Accession Number REL31709
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm accessory
Physical description Leather, Steel
Place made Australia
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Rectangular brown leather stitched storage case, designed to hold essential spare parts for the .303 inch Vickers Medium Machine Gun. The outside of the lid is reinforced on three sides with a 19mm steel strip attached by seven copper rivets. A further 19mm steel strip, attached by six copper rivets, reinforces the inside top edge. The lid is secured by a leather strap and steel buckle. The storage case comes with a fitted adjustable leather carry strap. The parts which it originally contained are not present.

History / Summary

Case issued with the Vickers .303 inch Medium Machine Gun. It contained spare parts for the weapon, including a lock.

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