In this video Matt takes a look at the extremely rare Maxim-Tokarev Light Machine Gun. Less than 10,000 of these early Soviet light machine guns are believed to have been made. They were quickly replaced by the DP-28 but saw action during the Spanish and Chinese Civil Wars.
Matt stumbled across this example of the MT while visiting the excellent Menorcan Military Museum on the Spanish Balearic Island of Menorca. The video discusses the history of the MT and then takes a look at the weapon.
Check out our website https://armourersbench.com for an indepth article looking at the context, origins, history and development of the MT!
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The Armourer’s Bench is a collaborative effort from Vic Tuff and Matthew Moss. We will be bringing you detailed examinations of historic small arms from around the world. We will delve into the history, use and operation of the weapons using videos, blog posts and high resolution images to tell their story.