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    For the moderators, I have tried looking for one stand alone thread, but it would be great to have one place for all period MG imagery, so here goes!
    Seeking all items to the MG08 & MG08/15 & T Gewehr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Finneran View Post
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    Very interesting bi-pod differences in that line-up - thanks for sharing.
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    Sir my understanding, or rather what can be seen in period imagery there are at least 5 variants for the MG08/15. The 3 standard and then 2 'armourer' or 'field altered' - there may be more!
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    The Imperial German's made some very smart postcards too. 😀
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    Nice pics. The guy cleaning the barrel in the first photo has a wild looking pipe. Can anybody make out what the sign says? I can't get the resolution sharp enough to make it out.

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    It says Eat AT Fritz's all you can eat for .50 Pfennings.

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    MG08 and Dreyse 7,65mm pistols.
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    http://forums.gunboards.com/attachme...0&d=1492234834
    Does any one know what the disc attached to the end of the barrel is for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nagantino View Post
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    Does any one know what the disc attached to the end of the barrel is for?
    Bullet deflector

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    Re No's 4 and 6, a modern print of this image is currently for sale on the NZ TradeMe site. It is alleged by the seller to be weapons captured by New Zealand troops in 1918.

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    Yes those are NZ troops but the original image is from their official war photograph archives. Not sure if it can be sold? Anyway the round disc that is seen on the muzzle booster assembly is a flash dispenser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nagantino View Post
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    Does any one know what the disc attached to the end of the barrel is for?
    Flash suppressor for the gunner during operation in subdued light.

    "German machine gun nest and its dead. For miles such scenes could be seen on the battlefield as the Americans passed through the German lines. Bellicourt, Aisne at the Hindengerg Line. France. Oct. 13th, 1918."


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    Awesome thread idea Mark!

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    I think that's a converted Russian Maxim fitted to an 08 Sled mount?


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    only an expert would spot! 😀
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    ? Dragging straps and the 08/15?


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    Seems in many photos 08/15 teams are seen with the straps. They were used to drag of course several ammo boxes into a position but your are right not often seen. Its a lovely photo though.
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    Thanks for posting these pictures. They are really interesting!!!

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