• Not that I know of. It’s big selling point was the relatively mild recoil as an aircraft flexible gun.

      At the time, the Japanese aviation industry was getting outside consulting assistance from companies like Sopwith. I wouldn’t be surprised if they at least looked at it.

      • Фёдоров (designer of Fyodorov Avtomat) describes Beardmore-Farquhar in his book Эволюция стрелкового оружия from 1938-39, including the description of operation and drawings explaining it.

        You can download mentioned book from: http://ww1.milua.org/biblio.htm
        namely Эволюция стрелкового оружия, ч.2 (it is part 2) and see drawings on the pages 46 and 47, you will need program to open .djvu file.
        Fyodorov notices that: in respect of work of spring the Beardmore is similar to Sjogren but is compressed by gas not recoil

        • Great site, Daweo. I’m reading Fyodorov’s History of the Rifle (well, struggling with it, my Russian is rusty). I’ll get to his other book in due course. I was pretty weak on Russian imperial black powder weapons, so I’m getting a lot out of Fyodorov. Spasibo!

  1. Do you have the image of the Steyr 1912’s being used on tripods? I’ve been looking for it and I can’t find it.

  2. Any photos of long stroke gas system incorporating a compressed recoil spring? This is what makes this LMG unique.

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