Masenne machine gun

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Masenne machine gun
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TypeLight machine gun
Place of origin Yonderre
Service history
In service1902–1946
Used by
WarsGreat War
various other worldwide conflicts
Production history
Designed1896-1902
ManufacturerCompagnie Masenne
Produced1902-1920s
Specifications
Weight9.07 kg (20.00 lb)
Length1,143 mm (45.0 in)

Cartridge7.75x60mm Yonderre
ActionLong recoil-operated
Rate of fire450 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity870 m/s (2,854 ft/s) (7.92x57mm Yonderre)
Feed system25, 30, and 40-round detachable box magazine
SightsRear V-notch and front post

The Masenne machine gun, officially the Mitrailleuse modéle 1902, is a light machine gun developed and produced by Compagnie Masenne in Willing, Yonderre. It is notable for being one of the earliest practical light machine guns, featuring an articulated folding bipod and detachable box magazines.

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