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Old 12-26-2009, 01:52 AM   #1
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Display room still not ready but can anyone advise on when the various type of German ammo belts (WWI) came into service? ie the brass to metal variations.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:14 AM   #2
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Very nice Mark. Looks like you can outfit your own Stosstrupp.
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Maxim belts
Old 12-26-2009, 09:39 AM   #3
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Mark,
At some point during the war due to brass shortages the germans started making belts steel mounted. My guess is late 16 early 17. All dated 08/15 100 round drum belts I,ve seen are steel mounted. That does,nt mean to say you wont find a late dated belt in brass the priority was to use steel.
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Mg08
Old 12-26-2009, 02:30 PM   #4
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Superb MG08/sled Eric - and great colour. TY for info on belts - I am still looking for 100 rd 08/15 belts and have never seen any.
Like the vickers there are many many accessories and I am far from locating all WWI items - for MG08 and MG08/15.

I will send an email ref armour etc in due course.
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Old 12-26-2009, 07:39 PM   #5
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Old 12-26-2009, 07:53 PM   #6
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Very nice. I need a standard pistol hand grip/trigger and plate with the two mounting pins for a display copy if anyone has one.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:54 PM   #7
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Fantastic collection, is the MG 08/15 that I got for you displayed yet .(still waiting for my chopper ride
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:45 AM   #8
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great MG08/15's Mark and a fantastic MG08 Erik
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:57 AM   #9
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Donk... That was my jaw dropping on my desk.... Fantastic MG's you are showing Guys...

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MG08 Collection
Old 12-28-2010, 12:37 AM   #10
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I am still seeking guidance please on identification of repro v real items. Thanks. Mark
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Early MG08/15 with dust/rain cover
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Battle Damagaed MG08/15
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Nice 08/15 image
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