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Re: MG08/15

Post by MG1918 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:15 pm

Jonas there are as far as I am concerned 3 main patterns, but there are examples of 'variations'. These variations do appear on period imagery and are often a repair or a modification of the 3 main types. Either way having a bipod, whatever type it was, in the middle or near middle did not make it a very stable firing platform, hence the inter-war modification.
I will post some images and mention the differences. If other members have some imagery of unusual bipods that would be very useful too.
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Re: MG08/15

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Inter-War MG08/15

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Re: MG08/15

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Re: MG08/15

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Re: MG08/15

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Re: MG08/15

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Fantastic pictures. :thumb up:

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Re: MG08/15

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MG08/15

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Re: MG08/15

Post by b.loree » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:28 am

I am a bit late to this discussion as I tend to concentrate on pickelhauben rather than W&O. However, great photos and discussion. Obviously some primo examples of MG08/15's also shown. Congratulations to those who own them. Chas....make sure you wear a stahlhelme and get lots of pics when you fire that beast!
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Another captured MG08/15

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Re: MG08/15

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Re: MG08/15

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knocked out MG08/15 position

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Re: MG08/15

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Wow .... absolutely great !

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Re: MG08/15

Post by MG1918 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:02 pm

yes some great images, but not so great for this chap who stuck to his post! The German machine gunners were truly professionals and taken from the ranks for various attributes. Of course the MGC formed in 1916 were pretty good too :thumb up:
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MG08/15

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Re: MG08/15

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MG08/15

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Re: MG08/15

Post by kaiser » Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:33 am

you can almost look right into the gun at this view
funny to see two diffrent shoulderboards in this picture
one is cypered one is not
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Re: MG08/15

Post by aicusv » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:26 am

Board looks like it may be for IR 120, but the cuff doesn't match .
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Re: MG08/15 and MG08 barrel interchangeability

Post by ebeeby » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:21 pm

Are MG08 and MG08/15 barrels interchangeable?

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Re: MG08/15 and MG08 barrel interchangeability

Post by MG1918 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:14 pm

ebeeby wrote:Are MG08 and MG08/15 barrels interchangeable?
They are the same barrel, identical. just check the 'front end' for the 08/15 for a screw on cap, which comes off.
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Re: MG08/15 and MG08 barrel interchangeability

Post by ebeeby » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:39 pm

MG1918 wrote:
ebeeby wrote:Are MG08 and MG08/15 barrels interchangeable?
They are the same barrel, identical. just check the 'front end' for the 08/15 for a screw on cap, which comes off.
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Re: MG08/15

Post by ebeeby » Sat May 07, 2016 6:45 pm

'nother question for you MG08/15 veterans:

Got a field strip lesson from the resident elder guru. He had concern that the ejection tube was missing. It does look like a tube had once come out and was screwed or welded in place. On the inside of the receiver, there is a milled piece "fronting " the ejection port - perhaps a guide. Isn't that the important piece? Why would the tube itself be important on the outside?

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Re: MG08/15

Post by MG1918 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:59 pm

ebeeby is he getting confused with an air gun which had the 'ejector tube' sometimes fitted, but not on the ground gun!!
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Re: MG08/15

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Re: MG08/15

Post by MG1918 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:55 pm

In fact on the relic MG left hand side you can just make out the 'ejectir port' the hole on the face of the main body. Just behind the bipod as you look at it.
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Rare trench mount for the MG08/15

Post by MG1918 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:41 am

Not often seen. and because it seems we have to nowadays - Inert ammunition and main item all deactivated.
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Re: MG08/15

Post by ebeeby » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:30 pm

MG1918 wrote:ebeeby is he getting confused with an air gun which had the 'ejector tube' sometimes fitted, but not on the ground gun!!

Yes, I'm sure he is since he had an airplane version on hand!

I sure could use one of those tripod set-ups......

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Re: MG08/15

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Re: MG08/15

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Re: MG08/15

Post by MG1918 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:16 pm

Due to PHOTOBUCKET change in hosting policy you will see many posts now 'deleted'. Please be patient as I replace them again with period MG08/15 imagery.
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Re: MG08/15

Post by kaiser » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:02 pm

Thanks to al for replacing your pictures it is far nicer to see the original pictures back
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Re: MG08/15

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Wanting to re-energise both MG threads - can anyone suggest a reliable picture hosting web site fo I can get this back on track?
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Re: MG08/15

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MG08/15

Post by MG1918 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:41 pm

All fixed now so working backwards I will replace the MG08/15 imagery. Please look at the wanted section too!!
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Trench Mount MG08/15

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Re: MG08/15

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Re: MG08/15

Post by MG1918 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:42 am

3 main MG08/15 bipods which I am looking for but if anyone has any imagery of any variants this would be great to see?
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