Barnitzke machine gun

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Barnitzke machine gun
TypeMachine gun
Place of originNazi Germany
Specifications
Cartridge7.92×57mm
Caliber7.92mm
ActionDelayed Blowback
Feed systemBelt
SightsIron

The Barnitzke machine gun is a prototype machine gun of late World War II German origin. The weapon uses an unusual delayed blowback operation, where during firing the bolt opening is delayed by the rotational inertia of two flywheels, which are driven by a rack and pinion arrangement on the bolt carrier.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Archive Photo". Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Archive Photo 2". Retrieved 13 September 2014.