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Schwarzlose M7 1913- Manual Einrichtung und Verwendung der Maschinengewehr

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Schwarzlose M7 1913- Manual Einrichtung und Verwendung der Maschinengewehr

77 pages, about 11" x 8", glossy soft-cover in full color. New re-print restored and digitally enhanced from an old photocopy. Printed on high quality 20# 97 bright acid-free paper. Illustrated. Note - some of the illustrations and text are not perfectly clear.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 77
  • Schwarzlose M7 1913 Einrichtung und Verwendung der Maschinengewehr
  • Packung der Waffenmeisterta
  • Allgemeine Beschreibung
  • Anhang
  • Aufsatz
  • Beim Laden et Schieben
  • Ester Abschnitt
  • Figurenfalein
  • Gehause
  • Instruction
  • Komplettierungs
  • Lauf
  • Munition und Packung
  • Ubernehmen
  • Wasserjacke
  • Wirkungsweise des Maschinengewehres
  • Zweiter Abschnitt

The Maschinengewehr Patent Schwarzlose M.07/12 (Known as the O' seven twelve) was a medium machine-gun, and was used as a standard issue firearm in the Austro-Hungarian Army throughout World War I. It was also used by the Dutch, Greek and Hungarian armies during World War II. It was also routinely issued to Italian colonial troops, alongside the Steyr-Mannlicher M1895 rifle.


The Schwarzlose M.07 was a water-cooled, belt-fed weapon designed by a German named Andreas Wilhelm Schwarzlose. It was usually mounted on a tripod and looked broadly similar to the family of Maxim-derived machine-guns such as the British Vickers and the German Maschinengewehr 08. The Schwarzlose, however, was of simpler design and featured an unusual, delayed blowback mechanism which contained only a single spring. The initial variants of the M.07/12 had a cyclic rate of about 400 rounds/m, but this was later increased to 580 rounds/m during World War I by fitting the mechanism with a stronger spring. The Schwarzlose was a robust and reliable weapon in its intended role as an infantry weapon, but unlike the highly adaptable Maxim-derived machine guns, met with less success when it was used in roles it had not been designed for.


The Schwarzlose enjoyed moderate export success in the years leading up to World War I. Apart from the armies of the Austro-Hungarian empire (8 mm caliber) it was adopted by the armies of Greece (6.5 mm caliber), the Netherlands (6.5 mm caliber) and Sweden (using the 6.5x55mm cartridge and designated kulspruta m/1914).[1] After the First World War the Schwarzlose continued in use with the new nations that emerged from the fragments of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Captured examples of the Schwarzlose saw some sporadic use by Russian and Italian units during the First World War. During World War II captured Schwarzlose machine guns of various types saw service with second line units of the Nazi German army, especially during the desperate fighting that took place in the final phases of that conflict.