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    MG08/15 blank?



    Does anybody know of the existance of WWI trg ammunition (Imperial German) be it blank or wooden for the MG08/15?
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    Seeking WWI Imperial German accessories to the MG08 and/or MG08/15 AND 13 mm T Gewehr ammunition.

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    Yes

    The first had a blue primer. Because it was not visible enough they colored the bullet blue.
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    Sir huge thanks for sharing. I understand the difference between wooden trg ammunition and blank. As the MG08 had a Blank Firing Attachment (BFA) I assume there was blank rounds. I cannot find any evidence of WWI MG08/15 BFA?
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    Just wondering if the red/purple projectile in the photo shown by Dutch is more likely a Gewehr Blank and not a MG Platzpatrone? Also, I see that the blue projectile blank has a 'sortie ring' around the case.....would this have occurred during 1914-18, or post WW1?
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    And by the way, nice 08/15 Mark!

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    Peter, you made the same mistake as solders in WW1. They looked to the bullet and not to the primer. This was the reason to give the bullet a blue color.

    The first years (1890) it was an indication of a factory made blank 88. Later a marking for a reloaded fired case as blank. Also during WW1.

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    Mark, a blank was only for making noise.
    After firing the wooden bullet was fragmentized, a few meters in front of the barrel.
    Perhaps it helps if you look inside.
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