my old vickers

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my old vickers

Post by gunner cooper » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:19 pm

here are some photo's of my old Vickers, her serial number gives her a manufacture date of April - June 1918
right in the middle of the spring offensive so must have been sent out urgently
note the dates on the rounds these were dug up in France the whole lot (several hundred) came out of one hole so probably fired originally from one of these.
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Re: my old vickers

Post by Gustaf » Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:07 pm

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OK, they are dolls, but they have kung fu grip! and weapons.

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Post by Gustaf » Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:14 pm

By the way, I am going to have to add you to the hate list and I am headed to your house with my truck:)
OK, they are dolls, but they have kung fu grip! and weapons.

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Post by joerookery » Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:17 pm

For God sakes Gus the man has a machine gun – I don't think you will make it ](*,)
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Post by Gustaf » Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:43 pm

Hey Joe, I am not too worried, it looks like the ammo is all duds.
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Post by chinstrap » Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:10 am

joerookery wrote:For God sakes Gu the man has a machine gun – I don't think you will make it ](*,)
It's not a problem - Gus can take his ambulance, just in case!

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Re: my old vickers

Post by Khukri » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:02 am

Lovely piece of hardware it is !
Thank you for sharing this one.

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My MINIMI 5.56 was fun as well !

The Vickers in this clip is WW II: Just to have an idea.
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The way the shooter handles the weapon. Like a sewing machine.... 8)
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Take this little beast to Bisley !!!

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Post by Gustaf » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:22 am

I had a friend in Wien who was invited to join the German army in WWII, he was asked what his profession was and when he told them he was a concert pianist, they made him a machine gunner, because with his musical training, he would be able to fire the machine gun with out melting the barrel.
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Re: my old vickers

Post by Khukri » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:36 am

Just a question of Fingerspitzengefühl

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Post by Peter_Suciu » Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:18 pm

I love the Vickers. The only problem is that the poem wouldn't work as well:

Whatever happens we have got...
A Vickers and they have not.

Then again in World War I everyone had Maxims and Vickers and that was the problem!

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Post by MG1918 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:32 am

Lovely gun. Here are a few images just to add some background.
These are German photos who as we know loved to take images of captured equipment, destroyed positions and sadly battle casualties.
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Post by MG1918 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:45 am

Particularly special photo. This gunner stuck to his post.
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Post by Khukri » Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:04 pm

Great pics !!!

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Post by Jistuason » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:04 am

Impressive photos of old vickers,, this is really amazing weapons in our past time.. =D>
I can't imagine that this weapons are really standing for this time.

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