This is coolbert:
Seen this weapon as listed in the wiki entry for Ukrainian army small arms.
THEY GOT 35,000 OF THEM WAREHOUSED!! REMIND YOURSELF THE CURRENT YEAR IS 2022.
Thanks to "THE WAR ZONE" the story by JOSEPH TREVITHICK FEBRUARY 5, 2020.
"It doesn't hurt that it is chambered in the Russian standard 7.62x54mm cartridge, variations of which are still in widespread use after 129 years."
Ammuntion too presumably in abundance!
"Six years after Ukraine first found itself embroiled in armed conflict with Russia and its proxies, the country continues to rely heavily on stocks of Soviet-era aircraft, vehicles, weapons, and other military equipment, derivatives thereof, or newish designs that leverage those existing resources in some way. In one particularly extreme example, a recent video clip from the front lines shows that the Ukrainian military is still actively using the M1910 Maxim machine gun, a design that predates World War I."
Watch Miss Mae discharge a Russian M1910. Ukrainians have thirty-five thousand of these warehoused? That gun shield will stop a 7.62 mm ball round but that is about all? Ammunition of the Russian 7.62 X 54 exists in abundance I might well imagine. Used as a defensive weapon more than adequate. You do not want to be on the receiving end.
GENTLEMEN! Need I add to say that you not want to get Maxim Mae mad at you!