Wimmersperg maschinengewehr

The Wimmersperg maschinengewehr was a machine gun of Austrian origin. The weapon has over/under barrels that fire and reload vice versa.

The Wimmersperg maschinengewehr is a combined gas/recoil operated firearm fed from either magazines or a belt feed. It is unusual that the top barrel acts as a gas piston.

Country Name Origin Year
Austria 1937
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Austria View

Type Machine gun
Place of origin  Austria
Production history
Designer Von Wimmersperg
Designed 1937
Cartridge 7.92x57mm
Barrels 2 over and under
Action Gas recoil
Rate of fire 3000rpm

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