Hotchkiss gun


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Hotch´kiss gun


1.A built-up, rifled, rapid-fire gun of oil-tempered steel, having a rectangular breechblock which moves horizontally or vertically in a mortise cut completely through the jacket. It is made in France.
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From the satisfactory manner in which the Hotchkiss gun, No.
There is no mention of Coventry except that they used Daimler engines in the 105HP tractors they were making for the war office which were used for moving 15in Howitzers and 1 Hotchkiss gun which (possibly) was made in Gosford Street, Coventry, with a rate of fire 250 rounds per minute.
Two troops of the 8th Cavalry, a total of 109 men and officers with one Gatlin gun and one breach-loading Hotchkiss gun (cannon), were waiting for daylight on the crest of a hill overlooking Sitting Bull's camp some 1500 yards away.
He had orders to take Big Foot and his people to the military prison in Omaha and he installed two more Hotchkiss guns on the hill overlooking the Sioux encampment.
303 cartridges at a rapid rate was pressed into service, including large numbers of World War I-vintage Lewis and Hotchkiss guns, and so it was quite some time before the Home Guard received any machine guns.