1917 Vickers Machine Gun Ammo Tin

1917 Vickers Machine Gun Ammo Tin

1917 Vickers Machine Gun Ammo Tin

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1917 Vickers Machine Gun Ammo Tin

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1917 Vickers Machine Gun Ammo Tin

Nice condition Vickers Machine Gun Ammunition tin , nicely marked 1917, No 8  H&E Ltd  2,  Leather strap handle to the top, leather front catch , leather straps to the sides are missing .

Tin is in sound condition especially for the age, front lid opens and has its cloth liner .

Obviously this is still a relic piece.

Length 15 inch width 4 inch height 7 inch.

1917 Vickers Machine Gun Ammo Tin

The Vickers machine gun or Vickers gun is a name primarily used to refer to the water-cooled .303 British (7.7 mm) machine gun produced by Vickers Limited, originally for the British Army. The machine gun typically required a six- to eight-man team to operate: one fired, one fed the ammunition, the rest helped to carry the weapon, its ammunition, and spare parts.[11] Not to be confused with the Maxim machine gun, it was in service from before the First World War until the 1960s, with air-cooled versions of it on many Allied World War I fighter aircraft.

The weapon had a reputation for great solidity and reliability. Ian V. Hogg, in Weapons & War Machines, describes an action that took place in August 1916, during which the British 100th Company of the Machine Gun Corps fired their ten Vickers guns to deliver sustained fire for twelve hours. Using 100 barrels, they fired a million rounds without breakdowns. “It was this absolute foolproof reliability which endeared the Vickers to every British soldier who ever fired one. It never broke down; it just kept on firing and came back for more.”[12]

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