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Mitrailleuse M1893
Type Heavy machine gun
Place of origin  Austria–Hungary
Service history
Used by Austria-Hungary
Wars Boxer Rebellion
Production history
Designer Archduke Karl Salvator and Army Major George Ritter von Dormus
Manufacturer Škoda Works
Produced 1893-1918
Variants M1893, M1902
Weight 20kg

Cartridge 8x50mmR
Action Delayed Blowback
Rate of fire 180-250RPM
Feed system 20-30 round magazine
Sights Iron

The Salvator-Dormus M1893 was a heavy machine gun of Austro-Hungarian origin that was manufactured by Skoda Works Plzeň. It was chambered in the 8x50mmR round fed from an overhead magazine and was water-cooled with an oil lubrication device. The M1893 was cheaper than the Maxim gun but was gradually replaced by the Schwarzlose MG M.07/12. The M1893 machine guns were mounted aboard the SMS Zenta during the successful defence of the Austro-Hungarian Embassy in Peking.



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