German MGs Id

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by Sturm78 » 06 Dec 2017 10:37

Hi all,

Can somebody identify these MGs? I think not MG08, as they have grooved water jackets...
Captured Russian M1910 ?? althought the muzzle break not match, I think.... :?

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by MG1918 » 07 Jan 2018 09:40

If they are both the same, then they are Vickers L guns - top cover shows the 5 arch bridge and first pattern larger drum sight. Although impossible to tell, but with the addition of the parabellum type ammo belt 'disc' these .303 Vickers were converted to German standard!! Great photo!!!
Here is the normal L Vickers image.
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Re: German MGs Id

Post by MG1918 » 07 Jan 2018 09:51

captured British machine guns with L Vickers clearly visible.
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Re: German MGs Id

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Mar 2018 20:56

Hi all,

Not German but.... :roll: This machinegun is an 7.62mm Maxim M1910 but.... Any idea about the mount ?? :?
Image taken during Spanish Civil War

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by Sturm78 » 24 May 2018 21:25

Hi all

Can anyone identify this Swedish machinegun?? First I thought an 6.5mm m1921 (BAR) but...now I am not sure...

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by LineDoggie » 25 May 2018 01:14

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all

Can anyone identify this Swedish machinegun?? First I thought an 6.5mm m1921 (BAR) but...now I am not sure...

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Kg m/1921- mags a dead giveaway
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Re: German MGs Id

Post by Sturm78 » 25 May 2018 15:41

Hi LineDoggie,

See this new image. The m1921 had a hole in his right part for the empty cases ......is it not ?

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 25 May 2018 16:51

See here for both sides of the m/21
http://www.tjelvar.se/vapen/4-139.htm
Looks like the winter picture has been reversed. Bottom picture has the soldier using right hand on grip and trigger. Top uses left hand and yes, he might be lefthanded and not using an m/21 :)

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by LineDoggie » 26 May 2018 12:48

Sturm78 wrote:Hi LineDoggie,

See this new image. The m1921 had a hole in his right part for the empty cases ......is it not ?

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Only an Experimental BAR had the Ejection port on the left side. All other versions had it on the right. The initial image was reversed
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Re: German MGs Id

Post by von thoma » 27 May 2018 02:21

Do you know which kind of MG is used during the movie "Desert Fox" ?
Not german for sure.
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Re: German MGs Id

Post by Knouterer » 27 May 2018 08:40

British .303 Hotchkiss Mk 1 (or Mk 1*) I think - used in WWI tanks and armoured cars, and still standard issue for mounted cavalry units in 1939-41.
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Re: German MGs Id

Post by Sturm78 » 27 May 2018 14:18

Waleed wrote
See here for both sides of the m/21
http://www.tjelvar.se/vapen/4-139.htm
Looks like the winter picture has been reversed. Bottom picture has the soldier using right hand on grip and trigger. Top uses left hand and yes, he might be lefthanded and not using an m/21 :)
LineDoggie wrote
nly an Experimental BAR had the Ejection port on the left side. All other versions had it on the right. The initial image was reversed
Thanks, Waleed and LineDoggie... :wink:

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Re: German MGs Id

Post by LineDoggie » 27 May 2018 17:06

von thoma wrote:Do you know which kind of MG is used during the movie "Desert Fox" ?
Not german for sure.
Thanks.

Desert Fox.jpg
A Hotchkiss Portative Mk 1 series IIRC had the metal buttstock

Fitted with a german 50 rd drum and mounted on a M24 Chaffee Tank Turret
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Re: German MGs Id

Post by Sturm78 » 02 Jul 2018 22:20

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this machinegun ?

Image from Ebay
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