Hotchkiss Model 1922 LMG found in Afghanistan

    CombatDriver writes at

    I discovered this light machine gun last month at a SF team house here in Afghanistan. Its an old post WWI French Mdle 1922 light machine gun in 7.92mm Mauser. There were two models one that fed from a box magazine on top and this one that used stripper fed clips (15,24 &30 rd cap). The French made them is several calibers, including 6.5mm Mannlicher-Schoenauer (Greek), 7×57 Mauser (Spain), 7.7x56R (.303, UK) and 7.92×57 Mauser (Czechosolvakia). This one is missing the charging hande, bipod and muzzle brake.

    Cleaning rod has been jammed into the bolt carrier and used as improvised charging handle.
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