Wimmersperg maschinengewehr

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Wimmersperg maschinengewehr
Type Machine gun
Place of origin  Austria
Production history
Designer Von Wimmersperg
Designed 1937
Cartridge 7.92x57mm
Barrels 2 over and under
Action Gas recoil
Rate of fire 3000rpm

The Wimmersperg maschinengewehr was a machine gun of Austrian origin. The weapon has over/under barrels that fire and reload vice versa.[1]


The Wimmersperg maschinengewehr is a combined gas/recoil operated firearm fed from either magazines or a belt feed. It is unusual that the top barrel acts as a gas piston.