German MGs Id

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby Sturm78 » 20 Feb 2016 09:32

Thank you, Markus.. :wink:

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby LineDoggie » 20 Feb 2016 17:38

Sturm78 wrote:all,

I am not sure: 7.92mm MG30t ??

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The gun is clearly a maxim based weapon.

Recognition point is the fusee spring typical of Maxims & Vickers

Off hand I would say it is a Soviet PV-1
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Re: German MGs Id

Postby peeved » 21 Feb 2016 10:23

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Vz.30 ??

Probably posing with an incomplete MG 30 (t). Note receiver bottom contours etc. similarities with the assembly photo below and lack of ejector tube. Also the cartridges in the eBay shot look rimless to me which would fit a vz. 30.

Sturm78 wrote:all,

I am not sure: 7.92mm MG30t ??

MG 30 (t), yes.

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby Larrister » 23 Feb 2016 08:03

MG 08 - 5.jpg
From my own collection. Can someone ID this MG for me.

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby peeved » 23 Feb 2016 10:08

Pz B 38 AT rifle.

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby Larrister » 23 Feb 2016 21:19

Hi Markus,

Thanks for the ID, much appreciated.

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby Sturm78 » 16 Mar 2016 12:50

Hi all,

I am not sure: MG08 ??

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby shamirnewell » 17 Mar 2016 00:43

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

I am not sure: MG08 ??

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Yes it appears to be. The crew look to be gebirgsjager showing the wear of the mountain jacket. Nice photo.

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby Sturm78 » 17 Mar 2016 12:44

shamirnewell wrote
es it appears to be. The crew look to be gebirgsjager showing the wear of the mountain jacket. Nice photo.


Thanks for your answer

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby von thoma » 23 Apr 2016 17:20

Which machine gun are using ?
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Re: German MGs Id

Postby peeved » 23 Apr 2016 17:24

MG 37 (t).

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby Sturm78 » 16 Mar 2017 22:04

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this MG ??

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby ROLAND1369 » 17 Mar 2017 19:52

I have serious doubts that the soldiers in this photo are German. Look at their belts and the high collar on the man on the extreme left. In addition the pistol on the man firing appear to be a revolver in a low Cavalry style holster unlike any I have seen on a German. The uniforms look more like South Americans of the 1930 and 40s. Having said that the gun is a water cooled 50 Caliber Browning colt commercial M 52 model on an AA mount patterned on the us army M1 AA mount and probably designated M 74 by Colt when sold commercially. This would fit as Cuba and Argentina among others bought these between the Wars. In Europe the Dutch bought some also but the water cooled guns went to the Netherland East Indies and the French Purchases were, to my knowledge, only used on naval mounts unlike this one. The french version were chambered for the French 13.2 MM cartridge instead of the standard 50 caliber.

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby Sturm78 » 19 Mar 2017 20:35

Hi ROLAND1369,

Obviously they are not German soldiers.... :) According to the photo caption, he would be the Cuban president Grau San Martin during an inspection....

Thank you very much for your help...ROLAND1369

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Re: German MGs Id

Postby LineDoggie » 21 Mar 2017 11:08

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Can somebody identify this MG ??

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American made Browning .50 Watercooled Model 52 Colt Commercial. Not lack of improved compound cocking handle

Interesting in that the gunner is using a US Model 1903 revolver cartridge belt
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