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SBYRW : 10377

Unit unknown or none - German MG08 Maxim registered number 8248. This gun was captured by 1 R Berks on 10 Mar 1917, an action recorded in the Battalion's War Diary. It ended up in Australia for reasons which are not known. It was offered to the Museum by 133 Signal Sqn Royal Australian Signals in 1995. It has battle damage and is incomplete.


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SBYRW : 35077

1st Bn, Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment - A deactivated SA80 A2 LSW (Light Support Weapon). When fired from the integrated bipod and using the standard SUSAT sight, LSW is accurate and consistent. It is 95% reliable, better than any of its competitiors. Calibre 5.56, Weight 6.58 kg (with loaded magazine and optical sight), Length 900 mm, Barrel Length 646 mm, Muzzle velocity 970 m/s, Feed 30-round magazine, Effective Range 1,000 m, Cyclic rate of fire 610 - 775 rounds per minute. [This was originally intended to replace the General Purpose Machine Gun but was found to be too light ? The GPMG has been retained in service]


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SBYRW : 5486

Unit unknown or none - German MG 34 machine gun Serial number 746. This was their standard light machine gun fired from the shoulder or tripod during the 2nd World War


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SBYRW : 5497

Unit unknown or none - German MP40 sub-machine gun internals absent; grips are replicas. It has a Serial number 3464 and is of the sort used during the 2nd World War


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SBYRW : 5528

Unit unknown or none - Light Japanese machine gun Type 96 Serial number 46936 calibre 6.5 mm as used by the Japanese Army during the 2nd World War


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SBYRW : 5547

Unit unknown or none - British L86A1 Light Support Weapon 5.56mm calibre. It has serial number 86A001323 with magazine


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The whole machine gun

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SBYRW : 5703

Unit unknown or none - Thompson M1A1 0.45 inch calibre machine gun with magazine. Serial Number 281380.


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A General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)

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SBYRW : 5843

Unit unknown or none - A General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) 7.62mm serial number 1005-12-0100156 dating from around 1968. [The battalion was issued with the GPMG in 1968 in West Germany]


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SBYRW : 6651

Unit unknown or none - Bren light machine gun 0.303 inch calibre Mark I as used in the 2nd World War and thereafter, with magazine. It has serial number BD 2551.


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The right hand side of the gun.

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SBYRW : 9480

Unit unknown or none - A Sten sub-machine gun Mark V serial number 235235 with a damaged stock as used by the Infantry from 1944 to the 1960s.


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SBYRW : 9589

Unit unknown or none - A replica of a Sten sub-Machine Gun Mark II as used in the 2nd World War and for many years afterwards


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The whole machine gun

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SBYRW : 9850

Unit unknown or none - Japanese Taisho 11th year LMG (Light Machine Gun) 6.5 mm calibre introduced into the Japanese Army in 1922, serial number 3645


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