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by mg34nz
Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1910 MAXIM BRASS BOTTOM PLATE
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: 1910 MAXIM BRASS BOTTOM PLATE

Still hunting for this elusive item
by mg34nz
Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Gun Show Finds
Replies: 4
Views: 4274

Gun Show Finds

Gun Show booty this weekend Had a guy come up to me with this lot, he knew I was restoring Maxim guns and had these left overs from way back in the dark ages when he had some Maxim guns Obviously a stripped feed block, water plugsand water fitting are 08 and the firing pin may be Vickers but the oth...
by mg34nz
Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1910 Maxim Sokolov Mount Part Required
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: 1910 Maxim Sokolov Mount Part Required

Hi Frank Thanks for the reply I think you and I are referring to different bolts, the one Im talking about is one of two bolts that hold the draw bar of the Sokolov mount to the side rails of the Sokolov mount at the pivot point where the draw bar can fold either under the main body out fold outward...
by mg34nz
Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1910 Maxim Sokolov Mount Part Required
Replies: 3
Views: 520

1910 Maxim Sokolov Mount Part Required

Im in need of one of the bolts which holds the draw bar/trail of the Sokolov mount to the side rails of the base.
One of my bolts went missing in transit. Anyone scrapped a mount??

Regards
Andrew
by mg34nz
Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1910 MAXIM BRASS BOTTOM PLATE
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: 1910 MAXIM BRASS BOTTOM PLATE

must be one somewhere?
by mg34nz
Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: rather early MG08?
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: rather early MG08?

100RMC or maybe RMG, as you can see it is a little corroded

Cheers
Andrew
by mg34nz
Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: rather early MG08?
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: rather early MG08?

No I hadn't forgotten about the "a" I just didn't realize that prefixed numbers started with the second 10.000 guns rather than from the first gun produced. I have not had any dealings with Spandau guns so have not studied the numbering system in depth. Thanks for your input Matt, much app...
by mg34nz
Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: rather early MG08?
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

rather early MG08?

this one appears to be rather early

Andrew
by mg34nz
Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1910 MAXIM BRASS BOTTOM PLATE
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: 1910 MAXIM BRASS BOTTOM PLATE

still looking if you can help :)
by mg34nz
Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: MG08 water jacket original green paint
Replies: 18
Views: 2208

Re: MG08 water jacket original green paint

This subject has been discussed quite regularly and their has been no definitive answer to date. From what I have read and seen I have concluded the following. It appears that at least some guns (if not All)left the factory with a blued finish Paint "Field Grey" was mixed and applied in th...
by mg34nz
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Removing backplate on 08
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Re: Removing backplate on 08

jbaum wrote:All I see is a half black picture with a white square. Surely you can get a picture with something visible.


Its a pic of the back plate bottom pin protruding from the side of the receiver, I downloaded and edited so I could see what it was.
by mg34nz
Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Removing backplate on 08
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Re: Removing backplate on 08

Not a lot of options if its stuck, try a gentle tap using a drift that is close to the size of the pin,worked for me.

Andrew
by mg34nz
Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: MG 08 FROM BATTLEFIELD
Replies: 11
Views: 1973

Re: MG 08 FROM BATTLEFIELD

Looking at the rivet holes Mark I would suggest the barrel box has been broken off or removed, the muzzle retaining bit is still there at the top end of the sled base.

Andrew
by mg34nz
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: MG 08 FROM BATTLEFIELD
Replies: 11
Views: 1973

Re: MG 08 FROM BATTLEFIELD

Fantastic! I love it,looks great! Well done :beer:
by mg34nz
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Gurtfuller 16
Replies: 16
Views: 2519

Re: Gurtfuller 16

Thanks jmann, thats a good help

Regards
Andrew
by mg34nz
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1910 MAXIM BRASS BOTTOM PLATE
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: 1910 MAXIM BRASS BOTTOM PLATE

still looking
by mg34nz
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Gurtfuller 16
Replies: 16
Views: 2519

Re: Gurtfuller 16

Fishpaw wrote:I just got a gurtfuller thats also missing its handle. If ya feel like making an extra, let me know.

I will keep that in mind Fishpaw, still waiting on pics/measurements before I look at progressing the handle project

Regards
Andrew
by mg34nz
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Gurtfuller 16
Replies: 16
Views: 2519

Re: Gurtfuller 16

Thank you, Nice looking set !

Andrew
by mg34nz
Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: Gurtfuller 16
Replies: 16
Views: 2519

Gurtfuller 16

Recently acquired a Gurtfuller 16 which is missing its handle, can some of you that are lucky enough to own a complete unit please post some detailed pics of the handles? Or if you have the time I would really appreciate some measurements so I can try and make a replacement....unless someone happens...
by mg34nz
Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: German Firearms
Topic: 500 round MG08 Ammo Can/oil box?
Replies: 11
Views: 1483

Re: 500 round MG08 Ammo Can/oil box?

Thank you for the pictures David, it is great to see the oil chest in a period photograph. The Oil cans are lovely also,seeing them in the chest is definitely inspiration to try and find some for my own oil chest.

Regards
Andrew

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