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Maxim M1908/15 light machine gun – £2500 at Lockdales.

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This example, a Maxim M1908/15 light machine gun, the adaptation of a heavier existing weapon, was described by Lockdales (18% buyer’s premium) as having been “stripped of all its component parts leaving just a carcass” but still making an “excellent display piece”.

It included a small plaque added to the barrel stating Captured By 2.C.M.R. on 2.10.1918.

Bidders saw past the condition issues and it sold for £2500 on July 9 in Ipswich, five times the low estimate.