The worst machine gun ever

Armed conflicts in the history of humanity from the ancient times to the 20th Century.
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Re: The worst machine gun ever

Post by Byron Angel » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:18 pm

hammy wrote:well come on over and see us again , I'll get the Ouzo bottle out and start on the Meze .

..... I'll bring the pastroma.


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Re: The worst machine gun ever

Post by hammy » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:04 am

Μπραβο σας Φιλο μου , παμε !

( Righto , lets go ! ! )
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Re: The worst machine gun ever

Post by neil hilton » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:31 am

I believe the Chauchat was also called the 'potato digger' because the reload mechanism included an externally mounted bar under the weapons body that swung violently downward when reloading a cartridge, in effect digging a hole in the ground under it and tossing dirt up all around. What a complete mess.

BTW the Cumbrian lakes and the Highlands of Scotland (especially around the great glen) are the most scenic areas in Britain IMO. :wink:
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Re: The worst machine gun ever

Post by marcelo_malara » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:22 pm

The potato digger was a Colt machine gun. The name came for the design of the bolt mechanism, which had a semicircular piece externally under the gun that moved it back and forth in a curved way.


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