Original Imperial Russian M1910 Brass Maxim Display machinegun with Original Brass Sokolov Mount

Item Description

Original Item: This is an M-1910 Imperial Russian smooth water jacket Maxim gun reassembled from original parts as a totally legal BATF approved non-firing display gun.

It originates from the Russian maxims lost in battle to the Finns during the Winter War of 1939-1940. The smooth jacket models are very rare and were made to replace the all brass water jacket Russian Maxim Gun known as the M1905.

Very swiftly it was realized that a fluted jacket of thinner gauge metal was easier and less expensive to manufacture and in fact had more structural integrity. Consequently the M-1910 smooth jacket guns were obsoleted and replaced with fluted jacket models. The Russians (Soviets) went on to use the "fluted" guns right up until the end of WW2.

The very first wheeled Sokolov mounts were all steel, however, brass was easier to work and during WW1 brass mounts were extensively produced for that very reason. Once hostilities ceased and urgency was not the question the new Soviet administration, for cost cutting purposes, returned to the less expensive all steel Sokolov mounts.

Here we offer, not an M-1905 nor do we offer an all brass M-1910, we offer an early steel smooth jacketed M1910 that has had the water jacket brass plated in an attempt to simulate the most attractive earlier model.

We have added a new made fusee spring cover in brass which bears replicated wartime markings and we have replaced the steel feed tray with a brass version to bring this display gun as close as we are able to the legendary all brass maxims of pre WW1 Imperial Russia.

We are not trying to fool anyone, as these are pre WW1 Maxims, just not constructed from solid brass jackets. To enhance the display we have found some original WW1 era solid Brass Sokolov Mounts which have had all the paint removed from the brass to make the whole presentation that much more compelling. Remember Brass or steel construction meant nothing at the time as everything was painted in military colors.

This sokolov mount is clearly dated 1925!

So we offer the most striking brass and brass finished Imperial Russian M1910 Maxim Display Gun that will look like solid gold in any office or man cave.

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