The FARG have now ordered deactivated light machine guns (FM24/29) from a very limited stock for use in re-enactment scenarios.
These weapons are quite rare in the UK.
The FM 24/29 was designed and first manufactured in the late 20's. They went on to serve the French forces in early WW2 being used as a tactical field weapon and also to defend static locations e.g. the Maginot line.
The German army captured thousands of these light support weapons, and used them in large numbers. The weapon then saw use after the war in both Indo china and the Algeria conflicts.
They were phased out in the late 60's and replaced by the AA59.
The FM 24/29 were fitted to Hotchkiss jeeps in Indo china and Algeria, but pictures of them being used in anger are quite rare.
The weapons we have sourced are direct from storage and include the accessories shown to the right;