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by fractal
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: MG08 or British Maxim?
Replies: 4
Views: 1372

Re: MG08 or British Maxim?

Really cool to see a bronze-jacket Maxim gun with its paint on! Definitely a Maxim/Vickers tripod but can't conclusively say if the Maxim is British or German. Recall that DWM made these for commercial sales as well as for the German Navy so the possibility exists that it is a DWM gun. The feedblock...
by fractal
Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Need drain valve assy and top straps
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Need drain valve assy and top straps

Well, the MG08 is looking great but i need to find a drain valve assembly and a top strap for the sled. Any drain valve parts would be appreciated. I am also very open to either original or repro top strap. As to the top straps, can anyone comment on how to positively ID a repro? Thanks for your col...
by fractal
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Another great image!
Replies: 97
Views: 22327

Re: Another great image!

This comes from the forgottenweapons website...wish this was my basement! I would love to know where this pile currently resides.
Joe
by fractal
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: MG34 General Discussion
Topic: How hard to find an early MG34 bolt?
Replies: 2
Views: 583

How hard to find an early MG34 bolt?

Looking over Folke's book, I note that the MG34 had an early style firing pin retainer that looked like a cylinder. How hard are these to find and what would one expect to pay for one?

Thanks,
Joe
by fractal
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Matching serial on Rec, Bolt, bbl and feed tray
Replies: 16
Views: 1769

Re: Matching serial on Rec, Bolt, bbl and feed tray

I can provide other photos if there is something specific that you guys want to see. Please just let me know.
Joe
by fractal
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Matching serial on Rec, Bolt, bbl and feed tray
Replies: 16
Views: 1769

Re: Matching serial on Rec, Bolt, bbl and feed tray

Okay, here are some photos. First is of the rear of the receiver, bolt and barrel.
by fractal
Sat May 26, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Matching serial on Rec, Bolt, bbl and feed tray
Replies: 16
Views: 1769

Matching serial on Rec, Bolt, bbl and feed tray

Hello All,
I'm looking over an MG-42. It's a 1944 gun with dfb as the manufacturer. I noted that the bolt head and body, barrel and feed tray all match the serial number of the gun. How common is it to find matching numbers these days?

Regards,
Joe
by fractal
Tue May 22, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Rewriting MG08 Production History! The Spandau 1918 MG08.
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

Re: Rewriting MG08 Production History! The Spandau 1918 MG08

Sad to say that I no longer own the gun. I'm holding out hope that it will return home some day. It was a huge challenge to get it running again!
by fractal
Mon May 21, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Rewriting MG08 Production History! The Spandau 1918 MG08.
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

Re: Rewriting MG08 Production History! The Spandau 1918 MG08

Noting that the top cover photo is terrible, here is the serial number blown up. I apologize for the early digital quality...
Joe
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by fractal
Mon May 21, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Rewriting MG08 Production History! The Spandau 1918 MG08.
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

Re: Rewriting MG08 Production History! The Spandau 1918 MG08

I looked at my old paperwork and the serial number is actually 5743e, not d. I have just a few crappy photos but fortunately one is just enough to see the top cover. I wrote to Dolf about this gun, but it was too late to be added into the revised book. The photos show the top cover, the gun on the d...
by fractal
Sat May 19, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Rewriting MG08 Production History! The Spandau 1918 MG08.
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

Re: Rewriting MG08 Production History! The Spandau 1918 MG08

I used to own a Spandau MG08 dated 1918. It came to me as a dewat that someone had fairly well destroyed, including taking a torch to the trunion and denting in the right sideplate. It was gun number 5743d. It took me about two years to get it running again.

Joe
by fractal
Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: What are gurtfullers going for now?
Replies: 13
Views: 1585

Re: What are gurtfullers going for now?

I'm aware of two that have sold in the past six weeks for between $1300 and $1600. Both mostly complete with all tools and parts in the box. One nice the other beautiful. Neither had the instruction booklet, but I've only seen one pamphlet ever.

Joe

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