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alan L27 Jul 2019 4:08 a.m. PST

Any suggestion for the colour of Maxim guns on infantry tripods (not the wheeled cavalry ones) for the 1890s? I presume it is either grey or khaki.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2019 4:49 a.m. PST

I think that the tripods were just blued metal rather than painted like an artillery carriage.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2019 6:39 a.m. PST

Scroll down for color photos to confirm Artilleryman'scomment:



Martin Rapier27 Jul 2019 8:51 a.m. PST

Yes, Maxims were just metal (blued and brass bits). Vickers guns were painted, but they were much later.

alan L27 Jul 2019 9:38 a.m. PST

Many thanks.

Lion in the Stars27 Jul 2019 12:14 p.m. PST

The pics I've seen have been brass and blued. Brass water jackets!

alan L27 Jul 2019 2:21 p.m. PST

Would the brass jackets not be dulled down for use in the field?

rmaker27 Jul 2019 7:11 p.m. PST

You've never met a regular army sergeant, have you?

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