Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I am not quite in the same league as Bob and others but I hope to add value to this web site. I do study all aspects of German WWI usage and of course collect too. To kick off a thread on MG training here are my 3 wooden 08/15s. They have some stamps/markings from the WWI German MG school. They function in that they simulate stoppage and loading drills and are I guess reasonably rare. The Imperial War Museum in London and the Brussels Military Museum have other examples. I am not aware of any others.

 

post-262823-0-84793400-1593976902_thumb.jpg

post-262823-0-67086800-1593976917_thumb.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 74
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Timkel thanks for the reply. Many many years ago some museums (and dependant upon the personalities involved) had the mission of building upon and improving their collections. I am sure there are still some museums who choose to maintain what they have and not evolve and that is fine, but for me under certain conditions museums should develop. I was lucky then in those days to have some very desirable vickers, Lewis and hotchkiss accessories and therefore in controlled conditions I obtained these 3 as trades. The museum still has examples like this and 08 so therefore it was a win win for them, which realistically is the only way any decent museum would operate!
Nowadays it is so much harder to do this due to Govt legislation following abuses so as ever a minority spoil it for the majority. I know for a fact many private collectors could add significant value to recognised collections/museums and concurrently enhance their own collections but really whichever country you are in it is next to impossible. So a long reply, and now to find some period imagery of these items in action!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Rare MG08 ‘action’ cover. From the person I bought it from says this has a dual purpose. It is part of the covering when on the horse driven MG cart, but also used when in position requiring some weather protection. With a belt in it is still immediately usable in an emergency.

post-262823-0-61222900-1595094898_thumb.jpeg

post-262823-0-03984500-1595094918_thumb.jpeg

post-262823-0-94029800-1595094949_thumb.jpeg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 2 months later...
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 3 weeks later...
  • 3 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 5 weeks later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share


×
×
  • Create New...