badsnakeii wrote:Wow. Holy crap. I was figuring they would be worth a good coin but hadn't quite imagined that.
I'm more blown away that one can't find any 7.62 loaders except for maybe on GB where they get crazy money too when they used to apparently be given away with purchase of bulk ammo or sold for less than it cost to ship them.
So to do not 8mm and 7.62N I'd need 2 separate expensive loaders and to do rpd belts I'd need to modify something to make it work as well....
I read that most of the gfv-64 loaders were in fact modified original Nazi machines. Quite interesting indeed.
The Gfv64 isn't really a modified WWII loader as such but the main body of the loader is basically the same as the WWII style so I guess you could call it a modded WWII loader. I've never seen any but postwar markings on any of the Gfv loaders I saw. I've seen quite a few. I'd been through Ohio Ords shop quite a bit around the time these came through and I believe they were the biggest importer of the units.
If you check with RTG parts in Peoria Arizona you might find that they have belt loaders for the MG3.....the 7.62 loaders. I've modified quite a few of them to load both 8mm and 308 by extending the rear plate of the hopper backwards for loading 8mm and making a drop in spacer to allow the same hopper to be used for 308. WIthout the spacer 308 will tip and jumble up as it has more taper than the 8mm. RTG can be found with a simple google search.