Original WWI Imperial Russian Maxim M1910 Tzarist Royal Cypher Engraved MG with 1915 Dated Brass Sokolov Mount

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Original Item: Only One Available. One of our very last and our very best! This superb original WWII issue Russian M-1910 Maxim was built to BATF approved specs using one of our all original WWII stunning parts sets assembled on our BATF approved steel dummy receiver incorporating most internal parts. Features of this set include in this set are-

• All original WWI and Pre-WW1 issue MG parts.
• Newly made BATF approved side plate.
• Tsarists Royal Cypher of the Double Headed Eagle engraved water jacket.
• 1915 dated excellent condition brass sokolov wheeled mount with piano shaped lock box.
• Sokolov steel mount shield.
• Ammunition belt.
• Ammunition box.

Among the 1,250 maxim guns we purchased in 1996 from the Finnish Government were some amazingly rare examples. Among these just four we received are easily the most notable and exciting. What makes these guns so interesting is that the smooth water jacket still shows the deeply engraved Tsarists Royal Cypher of the Double Headed Eagle holding both Orb and Scepter around a shield showing St. George slaying the Dragon. Only weapons used for guarding the Royal Palaces of the Hermitage and the Winter Palace, or in the personal household of the Tsar were so engraved. It is truly amazing that despite the Revolution in 1917 these few examples were not defaced as so often happened under the Government of the Soviet Union.

One of the very rare earliest variations of Hiram Maxim's Russian Water Cooled Machineguns introduced at the later half of 1905. Known by its smooth water jacket constructed from steel with brass facings, and called the M-1905/1910 model, which superseded the M-1905 massively heavy and expensive, all brass water jacket, only made during the first year of production. As these weapons were always painted modern Collector’s did not discover this steel/brass variety until the release of captured Russian Maxim Guns from Finland in 1996.

These M-1905/1910 Maxim Guns has been painstakingly rebuilt into Inert Display Status using all original parts on new made display side plates converting these WW1 era machineguns into true museum quality pieces. Complete with the large early back sight, opening top cover and moveable (but inert) internals.

This Maxim comes on an original brass 1915 Dated very heavy wheeled Soklov mount which itself was replaced in WW1 by a lighter all steel version.

Very decorative, very historical from a "Fallen Imperial Empire" and will polish up to be every man's fantasy; straight out of *Dr. Zivago!

Approximate Dimensions:

Length (mounted): 56"

Width (mounted): 24"

Height (mounted): 23

The PM M1910 (Пулемёт Максима образца 1910 года на колёсном станке А.А. Соколова образца 1910 года,  Pulemot Maksima obraztsa 1910 goda na kolosnom stanke A.A. Sokolova obraztsa 1910 goda) or "Maxim's machine gun model 1910 on Sokolov's model 1910 mount was a heavy machine gun used by the Russian Army during World War I and the Red Army during World War II. It was adopted in 1910 and was derived from Hiram Maxim's Maxim gun, chambered for the standard Russian 7.62x54mmR rifle cartridge. The M1910 was mounted on a wheeled mount (Sokolov) with a gun shield and was replaced in Soviet service by the SG-43 Goryunov, starting in 1943. In addition to the main infantry version, there were aircraft mounted (PV-1) and naval variants.

Again, this is among the finest M1910 we have offered and certainly one the very last we have.

Note: belt only included where permitted.

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