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    A Machine Gun School at the Front (#VickersMG Film Analysis)

    Another film analysis and this time it's a Great War period video. A really interesting once that includes the Maxim and Lewis machine guns as well as the Vickers. There are also Colt 'Potato...
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    Vickers MG film analyses

    We've found some new software that lets us start, stop and annotate on films so we've picked a few period clips of the Vickers machine gun in service and analysed them. I hope they're of interest....
  3. Vickers MG Study: L1053 with battle damage

    In the next episode of our 'gun study' series, we take a look at .303-inch Mark I 'L 1053' that dates to June 1915. This gun is particularly interesting on two counts: firstly, it has sustained...
  4. Information on the Bren gun - new page on the #VickersMG website

    For those who want more information on the Bren light machine gun, we've started to collate information we have in the archive here on a new webpage on the #VickersMG site. It includes the videos...
  5. The #VickersMG website is now updated with the...

    The #VickersMG website is now updated with the high-resolution screenshots for each of the years. Manual pages and lists to come soon. Spare parts and tools The Vickers Machine Gun
  6. Evolution of the #VickersMG spare parts box, case and wallet contents 1914-1960

    In this long video we track the development of the spares and tools carried with the Vickers machine gun (in British, Empire and Dominion service) from 1914 to 1960. Each iteration goes through what...
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    Q&A Video #3 now available

    Q&A #3 is now available. Links to the specific questions in the video description on YT, or watch the whole video - please do like and subscribe to the channel. As always, if you've got any questions...
  8. I suppose it's a case of doing what you can with...

    I suppose it's a case of doing what you can with the weapons you've got. It gave an MG platoon its own in-house anti-aircraft protection when the only other option was the Bren. These would have...
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    Thanks for sharing. The one we're looking at is...

    Thanks for sharing. The one we're looking at is one of the Portuguese-made guns. Slightly different in style. We've got a couple of commercial Vickers in the collection and they're finished so much...
  10. #BrenIn60Seconds - series of videos

    For some short and snappy 'entertainment' we decided to do a series of videos stripping and assembling the Bren (using the L54A1 in the Association's collection).

    Hopefully of interest. Half are...
  11. Radial Anti-Aircraft Mounting 1944 (#VickersMG photo analysis)

    A pair of Vickers MGs mounted on the Radial Anti-Aircraft Mounting. In use with Australian troops in Queensland. This was a standard 'ack-ack' mount used in the back of the 15-cwt. trucks by the...
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    Yes, the one we've seen is the same. Hoping to...

    Yes, the one we've seen is the same. Hoping to acquire it early next year but trying to raise the support and funding at the moment. The Association's collection is owned by the not-for-profit so has...
  13. Vickers MG Study: B2240 Australian Mk I with a previous life

    Our next #VickersMG gun study where we look closely at one of the guns in the collection. This one is an Australian-made Mark I gun but it didn't start out as a Mark I - it was a Mark XXI tank gun...
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    Not at the moment. But we're planning to acquire...

    Not at the moment. But we're planning to acquire one reasonably soon hopefully.
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    Hi Bruce, Yes, we reproduce the posters from...

    Hi Bruce,

    Yes, we reproduce the posters from the originals we have in the collection here. Smallest is A3 and largest is A0. Any poster, any size....
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    Vickers MG Questions & Answers

    As part of our ongoing series of videos, we're doing a monthly Q&A video where you pose the questions and I'll do the research to answer them (thanks to Patreon funding - Patreon).

    Our first video...
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    A common repair needed for the Mark IV mounting of the Vickers machine gun. The 'feather' is the small locking pin on the crosshead and elevating joint pins. This 'feather' stops the joint pin...
  18. Vickers MG study: H 5529 (and the Vickers machine gun mechanism)

    Here we take a closer look at one specific gun in the collection. This time it's H 5529 - a 1918 gun with a smooth barrel casing. An added bonus with this gun is that it's a skeletonised version and...
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    We have 1900 to 1938 (excluding 1902 just now but...

    We have 1900 to 1938 (excluding 1902 just now but that should be sorted next week). This is the entire period of the 'modern' Small Arms Committee. We're then moving on to the Ordnance Board...
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    Today we've added a Q&A video responding to some...

    Today we've added a Q&A video responding to some of the common questions we've been asked.

    What are the different muzzle attachments? What bullets should inert ammunition have? Did guns and...
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    Small Arms Training, Pamphlet No. 10,...

    Small Arms Training, Pamphlet No. 10, Range-Finder No. 12, 1942: The first lecture in the Range-Finder training scheme. This outlines the content of the course, main definitions, how the training...
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    Vickers MG videos and info

    Good day all,

    Some of you might well be aware of our YouTube channel and Patreon pages but I wanted to share it specifically as we’re adding much more regular content at the moment.

    Some of...
  23. Now you mention it, I have seen them marked to MG...

    Now you mention it, I have seen them marked to MG companies as well. It's likely to be a generic, and useful, way of carrying oil for the Vickers but not something I've seen marked up as Vickers or...
  24. I believe these were originally for the 18-pdr. ...

    I believe these were originally for the 18-pdr. I've yet to find official records of their use for the Vickers but they are very similar to the half-pint oil can. I think these are 1.5 or 2 pints....
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    Fergs, Happy to help out if I can. I haven't...

    Fergs,

    Happy to help out if I can. I haven't got too many detailed pictures to hand but can get some over the next couple of weeks. I'll see about improving the ones on my website.

    Regards
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