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Barnitzke machine gun
Country of origin

Nazi Germany

Caliber

7.92x57mm

Action

Flywheel delayed blowback

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

Belt

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The Barnitzke machine gun is a machine gun of late World War II German origin. The weapon uses an unusual delayed blowback operation, where during firing the bolt opening is delayed by the rotational inertia of two flywheels, which are driven by a rack and pinion arrangement on the bolt carrier.

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