Parabellum Gun/MG14 info needed

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Angelus Domini
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Parabellum Gun/MG14 info needed

Post by Angelus Domini » 31 Mar 2011 03:44

The Parabellum Gun or the MG14 fires 7.92x57mm Mauser rounds.

But what's it's overall length including the butt stock?

Also, as shown on these pictures below, it has an attached ammo drum with belts inside. But how many 7.92x57mm Mauser rounds does it hold inside that ammo drum? The capacity, I mean.

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Additional info would be appreciated.
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Re: Parabellum Gun/MG14 info needed

Post by audrew » 31 Mar 2011 10:59

Photo No 4 shows the 08/15 Maxim LMG and not Parabellum LMG 14

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Re: Parabellum Gun/MG14 info needed

Post by Angelus Domini » 31 Mar 2011 17:09

Oh. Thanks! I removed the 4th picture.

What are those photos you're posting? The MG 14 or the Maxim?

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Re: Parabellum Gun/MG14 info needed

Post by Angelus Domini » 02 Apr 2011 01:56

Anyone know how many Mauser rounds are in that drum?

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Re: Parabellum Gun/MG14 info needed

Post by GD,grenedier » 03 Apr 2011 02:54

Very likely the standard 250 round belt,the canvas belts of the time only came in standardized lengths/round count,and couldn't be linked to other belts,250 rounds being average for the period.

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Re: Parabellum Gun/MG14 info needed

Post by Angelus Domini » 04 Apr 2011 00:55

So there are 250 rounds in that drum? From the way it looks though, do you think it could fit 250?

Also, how do you think they reload? Do they switch drums or do they fill the drum up with the belt again?

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Re: Parabellum Gun/MG14 info needed

Post by hotchkiss.1900 » 05 Apr 2011 20:55

Hello,

The Parabellum spool accommodates a 200-round belt.

Cheers,

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Re: Parabellum Gun/MG14 info needed

Post by Angelus Domini » 06 Apr 2011 21:45

Wait.. so what's right? 200 rounds in it or 250 rounds?

Also, what type of Mauser round did the Parabellum Gun/MG14 fire? The 7.92x57mm Mauser I or the IS?

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Re: Parabellum Gun/MG14 info needed

Post by hotchkiss.1900 » 07 Apr 2011 17:19

200 is right.

Cheers,

JFL

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Re: Parabellum Gun/MG14 info needed

Post by Angelus Domini » 08 Apr 2011 02:49

Ok, 200.

Now, what 7.92x57mm Mauser round does it fire? The I or the IS?

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Re: Parabellum Gun/MG14 info needed

Post by Rikard Hufschmied » 08 Apr 2011 10:01

IS as it was adopted in 1905. No offense Angelus but these facts are easy to find and cross reference with a minimum amount of searching on the internet (Google, Bing etc.)

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Re: Parabellum Gun/MG14 info needed

Post by Angelus Domini » 08 Apr 2011 17:09

Thank you all for your help! :-)

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Re: Parabellum Gun/MG14 info needed

Post by audrew » 13 May 2011 13:28

LMG 14 Parabellum - Karl Heinemann (air cooled machine gun, luftgekühlten Maschinengewehr)
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Re: Parabellum Gun/MG14 info needed

Post by audrew » 14 May 2011 11:12

Parabellum LMG 14
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Re: Parabellum Gun/MG14 info needed

Post by audrew » 15 May 2011 09:55

air coled machine gun Parabellum
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