Barnitzke machine gun

The Barnitzke machine gun is a prototype 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.[1][2]

Barnitzke machine gun
TypeMachine gun
Place of originNazi Germany
ActionDelayed Blowback
Feed systemBelt

See also


  1. "Archive Photo". Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  2. "Archive Photo 2". Retrieved 13 September 2014.

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