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MG08 and MG08/15 parts

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:58 pm
by MG1918
In supporting the MG08 and MG08/15 thread, I thought now that PICORATOR is working well, members would like an 'accessory'' thread.

Re: MG08 and MG08/15 parts

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:07 am
by MG1918
MG08/15 bipods

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Re: MG08 and MG08/15 parts

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:19 am
by MG1918
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Re: MG08 and MG08/15 parts

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:24 am
by MG1918
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I am aware of three main bipod patterns used in WWI for the MG08/15. There are no proper names so perhaps the standard pattern, the ersatz/expedient pattern and the tubular pattern (as used with the T Gewehr). Here is an image of the expedient (which I am looking for). So any imagery details of any other variations - outside of trench patterns - would be very welcome.

Re: MG08 and MG08/15 parts

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:10 am
by MG1918
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Clearly my image hosting does not work, so some images of 0815 bipods that I seek. Firstly the most common as seen in period images:

Re: MG08 and MG08/15 parts

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:12 am
by MG1918
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Bipods and trench mounts

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:00 pm
by MG1918
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many examples were produced even close to the front line. If any members are aware of different patterns please let me know?

Re: MG08 and MG08/15 parts

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:30 am
by kaiser
Never seen this type before great closeup from this one

Re: MG08 and MG08/15 parts

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:05 am
by MG1918
Always looking for the unusual mounts :>) but as you can imagine the variants of trench mounts are enormous. Unit armourers, field and echelon workshops and then add all the anti aircraft variations - lots to find!!!

Re: MG08 and MG08/15 parts

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:18 am
by MG1918
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Still looking and will pay 4 figures.

Re: MG08 and MG08/15 parts

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:07 pm
by ebeeby
I have a pal looking for some missing sled parts as shown below - please PM if you can help!

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Re: MG08 and MG08/15 parts

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:31 am
by MG1918
Can you list the items? I suspect they are most sought after and costly!!!
Mark

Re: MG08 and MG08/15 parts

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:33 pm
by ebeeby
Sort of...
THe top photos shows the missing top "band" and has a bent bolt in its place.
The lower photo shows two zip ties in the place of a part that holds the receiver to the transit face.

Re: MG08 and MG08/15 parts

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:38 pm
by Gustaf
Hey Eric, here is the top strap, the dealer in France has been good for me, the strap is probably a reproduction, but I doubt you will find an original.

http://aassniper98.com/en/mg-08/10297-l ... 0815-.html

Best
Gus

Re: MG08 and MG08/15 parts

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:37 pm
by ebeeby
Thanks Gus! I passed on the info to my pal with the MG08