MG08 and MG08/15 parts

MG1918

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In supporting the MG08 and MG08/15 thread, I thought now that PICORATOR is working well, members would like an 'accessory'' thread.
 

MG1918

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MG08/15 bipods

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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.
 

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:
 

MG1918

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DF (149).jpg many examples were produced even close to the front line. If any members are aware of different patterns please let me know?
 

MG1918

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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!!!
 

ebeeby

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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.
 

Gustaf

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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-lot-de-2-pieces-pour-mg-08-ou-mg-0815-.html

Best
Gus
 

MG1918

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911car thanks for posting. Yes indeed a fine example and more surprising still relatively intact. Here are some from other members.
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