Leningrad Defence industry in 1941-1945. Factory #810 NKMV

Full name – Factory #81Без имени-10 NKMV (Peoples Commissariat of Armament) in the name of Max Geltz

Factory logo – Г and M letters in the circle

Since first day of the war factory actively repaired infantry arms. Below is a picture of very interesting Mosin rifle, that was assembled from parts or repaired at this factory. Rifle was refurbished postwar

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But the main and well know item that was produced by factory in 1942-1944 is so called “siege” Maxim machine-gun. First example was produced and presented to Commeete of city defence at 19 march of 1942. After it was approved, serial production was stared. In 1942 1975 examples were produced. Before the end of Siege in January, 1941, 4000 MG’s were produced.

Factory introduced some simplification to the construction of machine-gun, and designed simplified mount. In 1942 and some period of 1943 machineguns were produced without “snow cap”, later it was added pulemet_prod аааа fileу file

“Siege” Maxim in action

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Example of early machine-gun (postwar refurb)

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Later modification with “snow cap”

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Examples founded at battlefields

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