T24 machine gun

The T24 machine gun was a copy of the MG42 developed during World War II as a possible replacement for the Browning Automatic Rifle & M1919A4 for infantry squads, the new version being adapted for the .30-06 cartridge. Saginaw Steering Gear constructed a working prototype designated as the T24 machine gun which could also be used on an M2 Tripod. However, the realization that the .30-06 cartridge might be too long for the gun's mechanism to easily cope with, and most notably a design flaw in the prototype resulted in the discarding of the project.

T24 machine gun
Class Manportable
Type Machine Guns
Manufacturer Saginaw Steering Gear
Origin United States of America
Country Name Origin Year
United States of America 1944
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
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Type General Purpose Machine Gun
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service n/a
Used by n/a
Wars n/a
Production history
Designed 1944
Manufacturer Saginaw Steering Gear
Cartridge .30-06 Springfield
Caliber 7.62mm
Action recoil-operated
Feed system belt
Sights Iron

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