German MGs Id

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by pitfighter » 19 Dec 2013 05:48

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

MG13 ?? :?

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This is a nice example of an MG13 with the strange off angled 75 round "Patronentrommel" 13 -
I have an MG15 and the doppeltrommel on that is awkward and not always consistent to load - even with loading device, I imagine the angled feed tube on the 13 version must have been quite complex.
Nice pic - I have borrowed it for my reference collection - thank you!

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I own examples of the MG15 and MG13 if members want closer pictures - I do not own a patronentrommel 13 - so this pic is quite exciting - there are great reference pics of the MG13 drum from a manual in Musgrave and Oliver's German machineguns/

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by Sturm78 » 08 May 2014 12:21

Hi all,

Not german machine gun but.... :roll:

Does somebody know the US designation of this twin mount for these two 12.7mm M2HB machineguns? :?

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Dec 2014 09:54

Hi all,

Can anyone identify this SMG ?

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by LineDoggie » 22 Dec 2014 15:05

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Not german machine gun but.... :roll:

Does somebody know the US designation of this twin mount for these two 12.7mm M2HB machineguns? :?

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There is no designation as it is not an official mount. What you have is 2 M1917A1 tripod heads welded to a bar
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Re: German MGs Id

Post by StefanSiverud » 22 Dec 2014 23:58

I think it's some Mauser prototype. I saw the same photos in one of the later issues of Waffen-Revue, but I'm not sure which.

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Dec 2014 11:09

LineDoggie wrote
There is no designation as it is not an official mount. What you have is 2 M1917A1 tripod heads welded to a bar


Thank you, LineDoggie

StefanSiverud wrote
I think it's some Mauser prototype. I saw the same photos in one of the later issues of Waffen-Revue, but I'm not sure which.


Thank you, Stefan

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by StefanSiverud » 23 Dec 2014 15:28

No problem.
It was Waffen Revue 87, and the photos are held by Privatarchiv Schmid.

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by LineDoggie » 25 Dec 2014 08:12

Sturm78 wrote:
LineDoggie wrote
There is no designation as it is not an official mount. What you have is 2 M1917A1 tripod heads welded to a bar


Thank you, LineDoggie

I'll also mention on the M2HB's

Both have the early Colt slotted barrel support
Both have the Pre War 36 inch Barrel instead of the Wartime 45 inch barrel
Note the Porcelain or White Bakelite Knob cocking Piece rather than the much more common wooden/bakelite handle that dates the gun to first production 1938-40.
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Re: German MGs Id

Post by Sturm78 » 27 Dec 2014 10:28

Thank you for this aditional information, LineDoggie

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by Sturm78 » 05 Feb 2015 10:14

Hi all,

I am not sure: MG08 ??

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by Sturm78 » 12 May 2015 12:18

Hi all,

I m not sure : 7.92mm MG08 in AA postion on Dreifuss 16 tripod ??

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by forttravel » 12 May 2015 20:02

It looks like Austro-Hungarian hmg Schwarzlose M1907 without flash suppressor. See also soldiers caps.

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by Sturm78 » 19 May 2015 22:20

Thank you for your help, forttravel

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by forttravel » 24 May 2015 20:28

MG15? Picture from Ebay.
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Re: German MGs Id

Post by LineDoggie » 25 May 2015 07:19

forttravel wrote:MG15? Picture from Ebay.

Yup MG 15
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