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Maxim 1945 Auto Machine Gun, First Model - Marsh

Roger Marsh

Item #2981: $11.95
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Maxim 1945 Auto Machine Gun, First Model - Marsh

14 pages, about 11" x 8", glossy soft-cover in full color. New re-print restored and digitally enhanced from a nice original. Printed on high quality 20# 97 bright acid free paper. Fully Illustrated. Written in 1945

Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (February 5, 1840 November 24, 1916) was an inventor born in the U.S. who emigrated to England and adopted British citizenship. He was the inventor of the Maxim Gun the first portable, fully automatic machine gun and the ubiquitous mousetrap. He patented the first silencing device for a firearm, and laid a claim to inventing the lightbulb. He also experimented with powered flight, but his large aircraft designs were never successful. However, his "Captive Flying Machine" amusement ride, designed as a means by which to fund his research while generating public interest in flight, was highly successful. (quoted from

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Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 14
  • First Model Maxim Auto MG
  • Auto Weapons Design Series 1945
  • Letter to Major Ned Roberts from Roger Marsh
  • Accelerator
  • Cross Views of Mechanisms
  • Firing Rate Control
  • Front and Side Views
  • Historical Background
  • Letter to Ned Roberts
  • Operating Principle
  • The Feed