|Physical description||Paint, Steel|
Small Arms Factory, Lithgow
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Lithgow|
|Date made||c 1944|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Vickers Mk 1 Machine Gun
Vickers Mk 1 Medium Machine Gun. Rectangular box section construction receiver with a fusee spring cover on the left and cocking lever on the right. Twin wooden spade grips with oil bottles and brushes in the handles. Central thumb trigger that has a safety lever stop. The water cooled barrel has a non-fluted jacket painted green. The muzzle is fitted with a recoil booster and the left side of the receiver has a steel Mk II optical sight bracket. This weapon is contained in a transport chest and is covered in grease.
The Vickers Mk 1 Machine Gun with the non-fluted jacket was the standard medium machine gun employed by the Australian Army during the Second World War and Korean War.