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Knötgen automatic rifle
Type Automatic rifle
Place of origin  German Empire
Production history
Designer M. Knötgen
Designed 1910, 1911
Cartridge 7.92x57mm
Caliber 7.92mm
Barrels 2
Action Delayed Blowback
Feed system Detatchable box magazine
Sights Iron

The Knötgen automatic rifle is a two barrel automatic rifle of German origin.[1][2] A machine gun derivative also existed as the Knötgen maschinengewehr.[3]


The Knötgen automatic rifle is a two barrel, magazine fed light machine gun using a delayed blowback operation. It uses two bolts and has a spring buffer and cocking lever in the stock. It was the first firearm to have a pistol grip inserted magazine.


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