Can anyone ID this machine gun?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by DFlynt, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. DFlynt

    DFlynt New Member

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    Was reading an article on the French Foreign Legion and this was one of the illustrations but there was no mention of what machine gun this was.
     

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  2. Devin556

    Devin556 New Member

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    That appears to be a Hotchkiss M1914.
     

  3. TekGreg

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  4. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    That is a M1914 Hotchkiss..................
     
  5. DFlynt

    DFlynt New Member

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  6. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    That's crazy that you guys can ID random guns like that.

    I had no idea what it is.

    :embarrassed:
     
  7. DFlynt

    DFlynt New Member

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    Yes we have an amazing group of gun enthusiasts on this forum! :)
     
  8. Devin556

    Devin556 New Member

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    I'll be the first to tell you i dont have a huge knowledge of firearms. i know a little but i get really confused a lot of the time. All the numbers and letters kinda run together on me. All i did was google french foreign legion guns and found a website that listed every gun they use, past and present, with pictures. then when i found the one that looked right and googled it to find the op's original pic. It led to some really good weapons history. The company that helped produce it and one of the engineers that modified it from its original model were Americans.
     
  9. JW357

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    Haha. Nice strategy. Google. Love it.
     
  10. Devin556

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    Hey, we can't all be smart. For those that ain't, we got google.