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Italian Breda, Type 30, LMG

Article about: by samnev With all due respect. A few years ago I upgraded my Nikon F3 (Film) to the Nikon D80 with a 2 auto focus Nikon lenses. 75-300 and 28-75 to the tune of \\$1500. I don't see another ca

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    Here's one that you do not see very often a fully functional a Breda Type 30 LMG. The Italians complex solution to a simple problem. The top of the receiver is a reservoir for a lubricant the was sprayed onto the 6.5x50 cartridges. Very quickly producing a soupy mixture ay the bottom of the receiver. In the sands of Ethiopia and North Africa the dust and sand quickly made the Breda inoperable. I have shot this LMG many times but lube the cartridges with a light coat of Johnson's paste wax. I do the same for my Type 96 Japanese Nambu which has weak primary extraction and Type 92 Japanese HMG which also has a lubricant reservoir.
    Well any way it had a quick barrel





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    Very nice,but I bet the MG gunners didn`t think so....Pete.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Thanks Pete,
    I can not imagine how bad it must have been. We went to Egypt in 1981. I kept my Nikon in a plastic bag. Only taking it out to shoot some photos. Wasn't windy at all. My camera quite working after 10 days, I couldn't advance the film and had to send it to Nikon for an overhaul.
    Regards,
    Sam

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    Wow Sam! My Nonno would like this MG very much!

    I'd love to see some vids of you shooting your machine guns!

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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    Wow Sam! My Nonno would like this MG very much!

    I'd love to see some vids of you shooting your machine guns!
    I have video but it on an older tape cam corder with no way I know of to transfer them. So only have pictures to share.

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    Time to update to a digital camera w video, kind sir!

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    A scarce mg allright, Sam...Quite a few were captured by Greeks during the short Italian-Greco conflict in 1940...They're now exibits in various war museums in Greece...
    Take care, Thanos.

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    Quote by COLT 1911A1 View Post
    A scarce mg allright, Sam...Quite a few were captured by Greeks during the short Italian-Greco conflict in 1940...They're now exibits in various war museums in Greece...
    Take care, Thanos.
    the same in north africa, british and commonweath troops used captured bredas......first one iv see outside of period photos thanks for posting, its a beauty

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    Very nice weapon friend.

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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    Time to update to a digital camera w video, kind sir!
    With all due respect. A few years ago I upgraded my Nikon F3 (Film) to the Nikon D80 with a 2 auto focus Nikon lenses. 75-300 and 28-75 to the tune of $1500. I don't see another camera in my future unless I want to get divorced. Besides think about the nice weapon I could buy for that money. I don't buy cheap or lenses.
    Last edited by samnev; 02-29-2012 at 03:40 PM.

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