Mendoza C-1934

The Mendoza C-1934 was a light machine gun similar to the M1918 BAR manufactured in Mexico. It was chambered in 7 mm calibre and had a 20-round magazine fed from the top.

Rafael Mendoza produced machine guns for the Mexican Army beginning in 1933 and all have been noted for their lightness and cheap construction without sacrificing reliability. They use a gas cylinder system that delivers a short impulse to the piston, and the bolt is similar to that of the Lewis Gun, rotating and driven by two cams engaged with the piston rod. The C-1934 model adds a simplified method of stripping, by simply removing a lock pin, the stock and rear of the receiver can be folded down to allow the bolt and piston to be withdrawn backwards.

Mendoza C-1934
Class Manportable
Type Machine Guns
Manufacturer Productos Mendoza
Origin Mexico
Country Name Origin Year
Mexico 1934
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Productos Mendoza 1934 View

Type Light machine gun
Place of origin Mexico
Service history
In service 1934-?
Used by Mexico
Production history
Designer Rafael Mendoza
Designed 1928-1933
Manufacturer Productos Mendoza
Produced 1934
Variants Mendoza RM2
Weight 8.4 kg
Length 1170 mm
Barrel length 630 mm
Cartridge 7x57mm Mauser
Action Gas-operated, open bolt
Rate of fire 450 round/min
Muzzle velocity 805 m/s (2,640 ft/s)
Effective firing range 548 m (600 yd)
Feed system 20-round detachable box magazine

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