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A "One-Man" Machine-Gun: The Automatic Machine-Rifle

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The machine-gun proper, whose vital importance tn the present war has been lately emphasised, is used for the most part for defensive purposes. The machine-rifle Is a iighter and more portable weapon, which a strong man can even fire from the shoulder. Consequently it can be used, not only for defence, but for attack. It ,s especially useful in trench-warfare, and mn close-range fighting. Its mechanism and use are fully


described in an article on another page. dealing with two of the best weapons of this type, the Lewis Automatic Machine-Gun, and the Hotchkiss ” mitrailleuse portative.” which is used by the French Army. These two models, illustrated above, act on the same general principles, though they vary in details of mechanism. The Lewis machine- gun attains a rate of continuous fire of as many as 44o rounds a minute.



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