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25 - return spring, 28 - protrusion of the guide rod, 29 - trigger, 30 - mainspring, 31 - self-timer, 32 - trigger, 33 - trigger rod, 34 - pistol grip, 37 - guide rod, 47 - box cover, 48 - shoulder rest, 49 - cover latch, 50 - cartridge holder in the receiver, 51 - sight rack, 52 - casing,

The Bergmann MG 15 was the World War I production version of 1915 (MG 15 n.A.) light machine gun developed by Germany. It used 100/200 round belts and utilized a bipod, which allowed the weapon to mount on a surface for more accurate firing. It was briefly used in World War II due to the poor resupply abilities as a last ditch weapon used by the Volkssturm, Germany was using any weapon they had in the last parts of the war.

The Bergmann MG 15nA, in 7.92mm weighting "a more manageable 11kg(25bs)" than the MG08/15, had a bipod mount and was fed from a 100/200-round metal-link belt contained in an assault drum instead of fabric belts. Despite its qualities, it was overshadowed by the production volumes of the MG 08/15 and exiled to secondary fronts, being largely relegated to use in limited numbers on the Italian Front. The Bergmann MG 15nA was also used by the Asien-Korps in Sinai, Mesopotamia and Palestine. Being air-cooled, the Bergmann MG 15nA's barrel would overheat after 250 rounds of sustained fire. Other light machine guns would maintain the water-cooling system but had weight problems unlike the MG 15nA

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