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Straightening out the Maxims
By Dan Shea

At a trade show recently there was a discussion of the various Maxims and what they had done in relation to our community, and general legends. One person thought it was the same Maxim who designed the firearms sound suppressor as had designed the Maxim machine gun - not true. In the interest of providing a short guide, here are the attributes of the various members of the Maxim clan as they pertain to the firearms community. - Dan

Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim

Born 5 Feb. 1840, died 24 Nov. 1916


Hiram Percy Maxim, Sr.

Born 2 Sept 1869, died 17 Feb 1936


Hudson Maxim

Born 3 Feb. 1853, died 6 May 1927


Hiram Percy Maxim, Jr.

Born —, died Nov. 1992

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