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Perino Machine Gun

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Perino Machine Gun - 6.5x52mm Mannlicher-Carcano

The Perino is a medium machine gun that began development in 1901 when Giuseppe Perino (an Italian Army officer) patented the design for a recoil-operated machine gun with a novel twist. The Perino gun fed from 20-round feed strips (like a Hotchkiss). When all 20 rounds were fired, the feed strip fell out the right side of the gun filled with all the empty cases. The idea behind this feature was to prevent spent casings from hitting troops and getting underfoot. The machine gun could mount a box on the left side of the receiver which held 6 loaded feed strips, pulling the bottom one into use when firing. This made it simple for the assistant gunner to keep the weapon topped off by simply adding loaded strips to the top of the ammo box as the gun was firing. Between this and its water jacket to keep the barrel cool, the Perino theoretically could fire more continuously than any other gun available in its day. However, when WWI broke out in 1914, the Perino lost out to the Fiat-Revelli M1914 machine gun, because Fiat was willing and able to put their gun into mass production immediately.


(1908 - ????)

  • Type: Medium Machine Gun
  • Caliber: 6.5x52mm Mannlicher-Carcano
  • Feed System: Hopper with 6 x 20-round feed strips
  • Fire mode: Fully-Automatic (450 RPM)

The Perino Machine Gun and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Battlefield 1 "Perino Model 1908" "In the Name of the Tsar" DLC (2017) 2016

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