[WWI] Hembrug heavy mg based on Schwarzlose M1908/15

Mike Fletcher nieuport at rogers.com
Thu Aug 19 16:15:08 EDT 2004

Lee Enfield .303 Mk.7's are still in use by Canadian cadet
orgaizations last I heard...
One provided my first experience with a firearm at the age of 13, and
it was stamped as having been made in 1943. I think it was longer than
I was tall.


Dickinson wrote:
> "From 1915 to 1939 there was not so much time after all! How many years
> the
> Colt 1911 was used by the US army? The current weapons of most armies
> have
> designs -perhaps modified or improved- that have more than 30 years."
> Up until the 1990's, a testament to the genius of John Moses Browning.
> Additionally, the Browning M2 .50 cal MG was designed at the end of WWI
> for the purposes (so I read) of providing quick counter-battery fire.
> It did not get to see service, it was too late.  However, it is still in
> use.  I do not know of any other weapons from WWI that are still in
> front line use.
> "Hey, what about the Kalashnikov?"
> Designed after World War Pt. II by a former Soviet tanker vet.
> Warren

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