Machine Guns

Machine Guns

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...and downward to have the projection gauge locking cut in the side plate, and so that the handle lock stop (3) will spring over the stem. Place the gun in the mount and run a few cartridges (preferably dummies) in a belt through gun to see that the mechanism functions properly. Keep the hand away from the trigger during this operation, unless you use dummies, and be sure to work the gas lever until all the cartridges are out of the gun. To obtain more leverage with large screw driver insert the blade of the small screw driver into hole in large screw driver and use it as a lever. Belt Loading Machine: This machine is shown in the photograph. To Fill a Belt with Cartridges.--Fasten the machine to a table or bench and turn the crank (10) to the right until it is straight down. 'Release the tension-spring hook (28) and raise the upper feed wheel (18) as far as it will go. Turn the belt guide cover (56) to the right far enough to admit the belt into the belt guide (53) and raise the upper needle bar (45) as far as it will go. There is a black thread running on the side of the belt which indicates the side for the entrance of the cartridge. Put two cartridges by hand into the two loops of the belt nearest the end with the brass tip, and place the belt in the machine with the first cartridge resting in the top groove of the lower feed wheel (22), and the belt passing out at the back through the belt guide. Return the belt guide cover to place over the belt (being careful to see that the belt is free to pass under it), and lower the needle bar. Turn the upper feed wheel down upon the belt and secure the tension spring under the hook. Fill the feed guide with cartridges by stripping them from the clips. Turn the crank to the right and the cartridges will...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236634470
  • 9781236634474