This is a Russian Degtyaryov or DT-29 light machine gun breach section this gun was used mounted on to tanks and armoured vehicles. The part which is 16 inches long it is de activated by condition it has no moving parts and is in relic but solid condition and is empty of all ammunition it is rusty and pitted as well it has been very well cleaned and retains some original colour it is perfect for display or any collection and is a rare find from the battlefield .The machine gun part was recovered from Russian IS-2 Josef stalin tank destroyed near Kaunas in Lithuania from Battles around the City in August 1944 during the Russian offensive in Operation Bagration. The gun part which comes with a laminated A5 information card with picture.
Operation Bagration which cleared German forces from the Belorussian USSR and eastern Poland between 22 June and 19 August 1944. The operation resulted in the almost complete destruction of an entire German army group, with the loss of Army group centre’s Fourth Army, Third panzer Army and Ninth Army. The Kaunas Offensive covered the operations of Chernyakhovsky's 3rd Belorussian front from 28 July to 28 August, towards the Lithuanian city of Kaunas, subsequent to their completion of the offensive against Vilnius. By 30 July all Wehrmacht resistance on the approaches to the Neman River had retreated or been annihilated. Two days later the city of Kaunas was under Soviet control.
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