|Place made||United Kingdom: England|
First World War, 1914-1918
Vickers Mk 1 Medium Machine Gun : 4th Machine Gun Company, AIF
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 fluted jacket painted khaki. The muzzle is fitted with a recoil booster. The breech lock is missing from this weapon and it has brown ochre paint splatters on the jacket and receiver.
This gun was used operationally by the 4th Machine Gun Company for 960 days in the field, commencing at Gallipoli and finishing at Hamel in France on July 1918.