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Old 10-10-15, 07:22
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Default Charlton machine gun

I've always been fascinated with the Charlton machine gun as a locally produced weapon to counter the imminent Japanese invasion of this country during WW2 and thought a replica would look pretty good up front in my LP2a.
Unfortunately the carrier has since long gone but I did eventually get around to building my replica. There's still a couple of items to complete, pistol grip etc ,but here she is built on the bones of a 1941 Lithgow SMLE, deactivated. The action works but that's about it. Might have a go at building a gas operated one. David.
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Old 10-10-15, 08:53
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this a very unique design. with the gas tube on the side of the weapon.
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Old 10-10-15, 15:43
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Default The Northern cousin

A clever Canadian inventor named Huot created a similar light machine gun in WWI using a Ross rifle.
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Old 11-10-15, 10:51
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Hi David, are you still lurking here! You must still have the disease!
Very nice effort. You are rather clever. Thank you for posting.

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