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Old 01-03-2009, 02:26 PM   #1
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Hello,
I've been looking for a MG belt loader for a while now, but they are unfortunate quiet expensive. I've saved some money and was interested in this belt loader 34.

I haven't owned one before, so I'd like to be sure that I buy a original one.
I know from this forum that the original belt loaders are often used post war.
That can be reconised by the replaced or adjusted funnel.(modified to NATO rounds)

Are there other details that I should check, or parts that are often missing?
I did notice some added fake ss markings on the belt loader. That could indicate that other markings are added as well, but perhaps not.

What do you think about the other markings and the loader itself?

Thanks!

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Old 01-03-2009, 03:31 PM   #6
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As a matter of fact, and I know a WHOLE lot of people will disagree with me, the funnel itself is indeed a SS-TV item. The loader is a standard cnx, with unmatched accessories, but the funnel is indeed from a batch of loaders procured by the SS-TV. I have seen 2 loaders. Both are marked SS-TV 1938 and with the same makers logo. Both came from surplus army stores in Norway (and had not been messed with!). I have never untill now seen any of the SS-TV marked accessories though!
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Old 01-03-2009, 03:53 PM   #7
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Most that I have seen are mismatched, as indeed mine is. They aren't cheap! Obviously you'll be paying more for a matched loader I would presume. Thanks for the info Reidar! I too made the automatic assumption that the markings were false, as so many SS Markings tend to be. Might next purchase will be to get a Gurtfuller 41. Why is it that the earlier gurtfullers seem to be more common? Chris....
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One small clue here is which part bears the SS marking! If indeed someone was faking them he should have faked the main part and not the funnel!

Two years ago there were plenty of Gurtfüller 41's around. Now they are getting scarce again.....
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:28 PM   #9
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Hello,
Thanks for the help. I normally never ask prices, but I can't find very much info and images on these belt loaders. What would be the value of such belt loaders? Than I know what I should pay.

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