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Types of Machine Guns

Automatic Rifle​
Automatic Rifle​

A machine gun is an automatic weapon designed for sustained fire. Generally they are more heavy-duty than rifles, because automatic fire will put way bigger stresses on a gun. Machine guns are chambered in rifle rounds, intermediate rounds amd high-power rounds.

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Breda 30​
Breda 30​

The Breda 30 was rather unusual for a light machine gun. It was fed from a fixed magazine attached to the right side of the weapon and was loaded using brass or steel 20-round stripper clips. If the magazine or its hinge/latch were damaged the weapon became unusable. It also fired from a closed bolt along with using short recoil for its action.

Bren Light ​Machine gun​
Bren Light ​Machine gun​

Ironically, the Bren light machine gun was very heavy, at approximately 10.3 kilograms (23 lb). The Bren was a licensed version of the Czechoslovak ZGB 33 light machine gun, which in turn, was a modified version of ZB vz. 26, which British Army officials had tested during a firearms service competition in the 1930s.

Charlton ​Automatic Rifle​
Charlton ​Automatic Rifle​

New Zealand’s Charlton Automatic Rifle is the most successful of the true rifle conversions, as well as one of the most ungainly looking. Well, despite looking a bit Italian, it was really a triumph of engineering under adversity.

Chauchat​
Chauchat​

The Chauchat was the standard light machine gun or "machine rifle" of the French Army during World War I (1914–18). Its official designation was "Fusil Mitrailleur Modele 1915 CSRG" ("Machine Rifle Model 1915 CSRG").

Degtyaryov ​Machine gun​
Degtyaryov ​Machine gun​

The Degtyaryov machine gun (Russian: Пулемёт Дегтярёвa Пехотный Pulemyot Degtyaryova Pekhotny "Degtyaryov's infantry machine gun") or DP-27 is a light machine gun firing the 7.62×54mmR cartridge that was primarily used by the Soviet Union, with service trials starting in 1927 followed by general deployment in 1928.

Fiat–Revelli ​Modello 1914​
Fiat–Revelli ​Modello 1914​

The Fiat–Revelli Modello 1914 was an Italian water-cooled medium machine gun produced from 1914 to 1918. It was the standard machine-gun of the Italian Army in the First World War, and was used in limited numbers into the Second World War.

FN Minimi​
FN Minimi​

The FN Minimi (short for French: Mini Mitrailleuse; "mini machine gun") is a Belgian 5.56mm Squad Automatic Weapon, or SAW developed by Fabrique Nationale (FN) in Herstal by Ernest Vervier. First introduced in the late 1970s, it is now in service in more than 75 countries.

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Light Machine ​gun​
Light Machine ​gun​

A light machine gun (LMG) is a machine gun designed to be employed by an individual soldier, with or without an assistant, as an infantry support weapon. Light machine guns are often used as squad automatic weapons

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M1918 ​Browning Automatic Rifle​
M1918 ​Browning Automatic Rifle​

The Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) is a family of American automatic rifles and machine guns used by the United States and numerous other countries during the 20th century.

M1941 ​Johnson Machine gun​
M1941 ​Johnson Machine gun​

The M1941 light machine gun was designed by a Boston lawyer and Captain in the Marine Corps Reserve named Melvin Johnson Jr. His goal was to build a semi-automatic rifle that would outperform the M1 the Army had adopted.

M249 Light ​Machine gun​
M249 Light ​Machine gun​

The M249 light machine gun (LMG), formerly designated the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) and formally written as Light Machine Gun, 5.56 mm, M249, is the American adaptation of the Belgian FN Minimi, a light machine gun manufactured by the Belgian company FN Herstal (FN).

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Madsen ​Machine gun​
Madsen ​Machine gun​

The Madsen was a light machine gun that Julius A. Rasmussen and Theodor Schoubue designed and proposed for adoption by Colonel Vilhelm Herman Oluf Madsen, the Danish Minister of War, and that the Danish Army adopted in 1902.

Maxim gun​
Maxim gun​

The Maxim gun was a weapon invented by American-British inventor Hiram Stevens Maxim in 1884: it was the first recoil-operated machine gun in production. It has been called "the weapon most associated with the British imperial conquest", and likewise was used in colonial wars by other countries between 1886–1914.