~ New Specification Deactivated Russian DT (Degtyaryov Tank) Light Machine Gun ~
The Degtyarev Machine Gun was developed after the 1st World War for the Russian Army. Two versions were produced the DP "Infantry" weapon and the DT "Tank" version. DP is a light machine gun firing the 7.62×54mmR cartridge that was used primarily by the Soviet Union starting in 1928. It remained the standard Red Army Light Machine Gun until 1944 when a new weapon was produced the DPM.
The body is stamped on the right hand side with '4416 ZTD, tgf' and between the stock and sight it is etched with the serial number '19, H3452'.
The adjustable stock, the stock metal support and the hammer are stamped also with the serial number '4416'.
The DT comes with its deactivation certificate dated 04/03/2014.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel length is 23.6 inches (60 cm) and the overall length of the machine gun is 31.8 inches (101 cm).
It weighs approx. 10 kg.
~ Condition ~
It can be cocked and dry fired.
The barrel does not have a muzzle, just the thread, this is often the case with DT's.
The metal work has minimum wear and looks very good.
The magazine is also fine as seen in the images.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £25 or the machine gun can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.