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#1 MG08

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 01:18 PM

Just got my new MG08 (well, new to me) in from the Julia Auction.  Needs a good cleaning, and a small part ( water hose connection for the water jacket in case some of you might have one) .  What I found interesting and rather cool, is that the new MG08 was originally made very close to my old one .  they are only 285 guns apart....  Both are 1918 DWM guns.  I was going to re-sell the now one, but I am having second thoughts now.   The new gun appears to be all matching except for the barrel and lock.  (Russian 1910 in back - built By Bob Naess on an MG08 plate.  A work of art by the way.)

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#2 StooperZero

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 01:34 PM

wow, those are beautiful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I remember when i was younger and had $$$ to burn looking at 08's and thinking,  Why the hell would I want one of those.


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#3 hawksnest

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 01:37 PM

If they could only talk!


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#4 RoscoeTurner

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 02:53 PM

Looks very nice.  I have a 1918 dated MG08 myself that I have been considering selling to buy another Russian Maxim.  Currently have one without the tractor cap looking for another with it.  Gotten hooked on those Russian Maxims recently.


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