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Can you i.d. this machine gun?
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The caption says it's a Maxim, but I don't think so. Any ideas?

https://cdn.britannica.com/28/60728-050-CA6992FF/infantrymen-German-Maxim-World-War-I-machine.jpg



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MG08 on a different mounting...



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Hello!
That´s right. The mounting is called "Hilfslafette" (Auxiliary Mount), Model 2 with four iron "earth spikes" (I don´t know the english translation - in german: "Erdsporn").
The scope might be a M12 new pattern.
I recommend the following book:
www.militaria.at/Book.aspx



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Ruhrpottpreusse wrote:

Hello!
That´s right. The mounting is called "Hilfslafette" (Auxiliary Mount), Model 2 with four iron "earth spikes" (I don´t know the english translation - in german: "Erdsporn").
The scope might be a M12 new pattern.
I recommend the following book:
www.militaria.at/Book.aspx


 

 Maybe you have a pic or link?

Heres a french page on the MG08 that has a number of different "trench" mountings, scroll down the page, though I wasn't convinced it has any of the types shown here:

http://www.mitrailleuse.fr/Allemandes/Mg08/MG08.htm



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Hmmm. It looks to me to be too slender for an 08. Could it be a Dreyse or Bergmann?



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Its doesnt look a Dreyse etc first guns I looked at to check the similarity, it doesnt have the armoured plate over the water jacket... I think its just light which gives that impression...

 

http://www.mg08.de/index.htm



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Ironsides wrote:
Ruhrpottpreusse wrote:

Hello!
That´s right. The mounting is called "Hilfslafette" (Auxiliary Mount), Model 2 with four iron "earth spikes" (I don´t know the english translation - in german: "Erdsporn").
The scope might be a M12 new pattern.
I recommend the following book:
www.militaria.at/Book.aspx


 

 Maybe you have a pic or link?

Heres a french page on the MG08 that has a number of different "trench" mountings, scroll down the page, though I wasn't convinced it has any of the types shown here:

http://www.mitrailleuse.fr/Allemandes/Mg08/MG08.htm


 Hello!

Unfortunately not. I don´t know, if I can show a photo from the book because of the copyright...



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DEU - MG 08 (01).jpgKa9g-ALg/s-l225.webp

 

https://www.ebay.de/itm/363477711171?hash=item54a0f5b943:g:rvsAAOSwKa9g-ALg

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/rvsAAOSwKa9g-ALg/s-l500.jpg



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