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**MG 08/15 MAXIM (C&R). SN 1601a. Cal. 8mm. 28″ bbl. Manufactured by M.A.N. (Machinen Fabrik Augsburg of Nurnberg) in 1918. Accessories include: orig pressed steel, bipod Model 1916, belt drum with hanger, one orig steel tab, cloth belt in poor to fair condition, one spare top cover marked “Erfurt 1918”, one orig brass tabbed cloth belt in serviceable condition with approximately 175 rnds of modern ammo, also reproduction leather carrying sling and adapter bracket to fire 08/15 from Bren tripod. Also included is desirable orig WWI German Maxim belt loader, complete in orig box with wall bracket and belt awl. Belt loader is marked “W. Sedlbauer, Munchen”. Serial Numbers on gun appear all matching. This weapon appears fully functional and serviceable. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Parts are well lubricated and functional. CONDITION: Overall dark brown smooth patina on water jacket, top cover contains less than 20% blue finish but is smooth. Fusee spring cover has some dents and dings but is orig and matching number to rest of arm, and shows remains of black enamel paint which has been chipping off. Pressed steel orig bipod has a coat of black enamel paint. Receiver side plates have a nice even brown patina. Buttstock SN matches rest of gun and has horizontal 4″ crack from butt forward on left side and 2 1/2″ corresponding cracks on right side. Also 1″ crack at top where stock meets receiver, and numerous dings and handling marks. But overall a handsome piece of wood. Hand grip is orig and although worn, is in good condition. Belt drum spindle moves smoothly when operated by hand. Drum retains 90% of green paint inside and out. Drum hanger serial number does not match gun. Belt loader accessory has non orig green paint. Wooden handles on belt loader although cracked are fully serviceable. Belt box also has non orig green paint. Difficult to find a more complete and matching 08/15. 4-37901 JWK23 (8,000-12,000)

Auction: Firearms - Spring 2009
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