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KE7
SIG Neuhausen KE7
Country of origin

Switzerland

Manufacturer(s)

SIG

Designer(s)

Pal de Kiraly
Gotthard End

Year(s) designed

1920s

Production began

1929

Production ended

1938

Weapon type

Light machine gun

Caliber

7.92x57mm Mauser among others

Action

Recoil-operated

Overall length

46.6 inches (119 cm)

Barrel length

31.5 inches (80 cm)

Weight

18.1 pounds (8.2 kg)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

25 round detachable box magazine

Cyclic rate

550 RPM

Used by

Republic of China


The SIG Neuhausen KE7 is a Swiss light machine gun.

HistoryEdit

The KE7 was designed by two men, Pal de Kiraly and Gotthard End in SIG's factory in Neuhausen am Rheinfall. Production commenced in 1929, with most guns being exported to China chambered in 7.92x57mm Mauser. In 1930, trials were run by the British to find something suitable to replace the Lewis Gun. This was one of the contenders, but lost out to a Czechoslovak weapon which would then become the Bren.

Design DetailsEdit

The KE7 uses recoil operation to fire. It can be mounted onto a tripod.

ReferencesEdit

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