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    I have a Maxim cloth belt with brass fittings. I think it is 8mm because if functions flawlessly in my MG08/15. There is only one mark on one of the brass starter strips. Can someone tell me from which country the belt comes? Thanks.

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    Bill


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    Wow, really unusual belt! And in great shape, too!

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    The Tabs are not your usual Vickers/Maxim type tabs, as these have an enlarged end for the forward eyelet.
    The stamp is a "relief" stamp, also unusual for a V-M belt, as is the design...But it could be Siamese characters...they had Vickers in 8x52R ( Siam Mauser) T66 (1923) cartridge before WW II. ( and Possibly DWM Maxims in T45 Cartridge 8x50R Siam)

    Jean-Francois Lefevre ( France) may be able to enlighten you. He specialises in Feed belts and strips etc.

    Doc AV

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    Doc,

    Thanks. I was unaware that Siam had Maxim type machine guns. The belt was a gift from an individual I let shoot my MG08/15. He said he had it and had no use for it and thought I could put it to good use.
    Bill


    Every problem can be solved through the proper application of explosives, duct tape, teflon, WD-40, or any combo of the aforementioned items.

    A gun is like a parachute. If you need one and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again!

    Why is it that 46% of the population which pay NO taxes, complain that those who do pay taxes, are not paying their fair share?



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