Original German WWI MG 08/15 drum
Drum is marked as manufactured by
“E&G” (Ehirch & Graetz, Lampen-Fabrik Ehrich & Graetz OHG"
(E&G).Berlin) with typical “Feuer! / Kurbel hoch” (Fire! – Handle
up) markings impressed at rear of drum. Spool moves freely. Exterior of
retains about 90% of its green paint with the balance showing as deeply
scaled corrosion, typical of these vintage original. A very nice
offering for the WWI Maxim MG 08/05. All appear to be in working order, there some denting on the the top cover.
Maxim MG08/15 100 round drum magazine
was introduced by the German Army in 1917. The drum magazine is of
pressed metal construction and fits on the right side of the Maxim 08/15
machine gun. The magazine has a metal hinge cover that is
opened to accommodate a 100 round cloth belted loaded ammunition belt.
Once the belt is loaded, a mechanical crank handle engages the
ammunition belt and the proper tension is adjusted by a lockable cam
SOLD - Original German WWI MG 08/15 drum
- Product Code: O-20
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