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Perino Model 1908 Machine Gun Manual (Ital. & UK)

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Perino Model 1908 Machine Gun Manual (Ital. & UK)

30 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. Text is in English and French. This document was put together by J&P Hill of Sheffield, England.

NOTE: The original was water damaged and very small portions of the text were washed out- pictures and most text were unaffected. See bottom center-left of image.

The Perino Model 1908 was an early machine gun of Italian origin designed earlier in 1901 by Giuseppe Perino, an engineer (Tecnico dell'Artiglieria). Perino's design apparently was the first Italian-designed machine gun, and in its original configuration weighed in at a heavy 27 kilograms (60 lb). It was redesigned in 1910 and brought the weight down to 34 pounds (15 kg), which is more in keeping with other machine guns of its class and era. After various successful field tests, the gun was adopted by the House of Savoy and was used along with the Maxim guns in Italian service.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 30
  • Perino Model 1908 Machine Gun Manual
  • J. P. Hill Ordnance Works Sheffield England (In French and English)
  • Accessory Secondary Parts
  • Appointed by the Italian Parliament
  • Characteristics and Workings
  • Component Groups and Parts
  • Dismounted Gun
  • Hood and Hopper
  • Parts of the Moveable Body
  • Protection of Shooter
  • Recoil
  • Round or Volley Firing
  • Simple and Perfect Machine Gun
  • Specifications, Weights
  • Water Cooled