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    2 views from the 'working end' of the MG08 and large gunners shield.

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    Mark,

    I certainly enjoy this thread but cannot add much regarding the Maxims. I used to own an 08/15 but that was 40 years ago and it was traded away for a Thompson SMG.

    Most of my guns are U.S. Military from the WWII period but there is one early one in the collection that might be appropriate for this discussion. This a Colt M1895 Potato Digger in .30-40 Krag that was sold in 1904 in Telluride, Colorado. It was purchased by a gold mine during the strikes and labor unrest that swept Colorado in 1903-1904.

    These were used to protect the mines and mills from militant strikers of the Western Federation of Miners. A very interesting period of labor relations and an unusual machine gun with no military connection, just commercial use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Finneran View Post
    Dronic69 huge thanks for posting. Nice museum display but someone should tell them that the wooden butt stock of their German MG08/15 has been put on upside down!!
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    Good Spot!

    I thought something didn't look quite right............I'll post the rest of the photos from the visit in other thread.
    Cheers

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    skeleton drill purpose instructional MG08/15
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    nice 'captured' views

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    IMG_1839.jpgIMG_1837.jpgHere are some images of my battle damaged sled. There are a number of areas that have been damaged by either small arms fire or shell fragments. Still a reasonable amount of original paint left too.
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    Last edited by Mark Finneran; 2nd December 2016 at 04:46 AM.

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    some damaged...but all captured.

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    other images of dead and/or captured ground maxims.

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    some more images of relic damaged MG08.
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    some examples of the standard MG08 optic sight known as the ZF12.

 

 
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