M1910 7.62 Maxim heavy machine gun
Maxim Maschinengewehr 1910
Type Heavy machine gun
Place of origin Russian Empire, Soviet Union
Service history
In service 1910- 1960s
Used by Communist forces
Wars World War I, Russian Revolution of 1917, Russian Civil War, Polish-Soviet War, Finnish Civil War, Spanish Civil War, Winter War, World War II, Second Sino-Japanese War, Korean War, Vietnam War, Chinese Civil War
Production history
Designed 1910
Produced 1910 to 1939
1941 to 1945
Variants M1910/30, Finnish M/09-21
Weight 64.3 kg (139.6 lbs)
Length 1067 mm
Barrel length 721 mm

Cartridge 7.62x54mmR
Action short recoil,Toggle locked
Rate of fire 600 round/min
Muzzle velocity 740 m/s (2,427.2 ft/s)
Feed system 250 round belt

The PM M1910 (Пулемёт Максима на станке Соколова, Pulemyot Maxima na stanke Sokolova or "Maxim's machine gun model 1910 on Sokolov's mount") was a heavy machine gun used by the Imperial Russian Army during World War I and the Red Army during World War II. It was adopted in 1910 and was derived from Hiram Maxim's Maxim gun, chambered for the standard Russian 7.62x54mmR rifle cartridge. The M1910 was mounted on a wheeled mount with a gun shield and was replaced in Soviet service by the SG-43 Goryunov, starting in 1943. In addition to the main infantry version, there were aircraft mounted (PV-1) and naval variants.

Kursk Soviet machineguns

Soviet Red Army machinegunners with a M1910 in the Battle of Kursk.

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