tranham

WTS: 102 year old Maxim $11,000

Location: Nashville TN

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Possible pre-WWI German DWM maxim. This is the earliest German mg08 maxim I've ever seen. Dated 1914 in 1200 serial number range. Complete gun but mismatched. Reciever, top cover, water jacket, spade grips, trigger bar, rails and some small parts match. 

 

Complete gun with scope, belt, some spares and post war tripod adapter. Gun is not C&R, made by Catco. Located at my TN dealer currently. 

Pics

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/w6a2c9k1l04jzxu/AADyIdmFwx95kXLbH9BYMAZRa?dl=0

 

Tranham@hotmail.com

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Yes. I'm in Nashville as well as dealer. 

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Nice to see MG08s from earlier production. Most are '16,'17 and '18. I had the good fortune to acquire DWM manufactured MG08 #39, dated 1908. It has some differences from later production. Have seen a 1910 date, several 1912s and some '13s, '14s and 15s over the years. 

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Thanks for the info Bob. 

 

Another interesting piece of history is the top cover markings "3.G. M.G.K." "1. Kong." "2. Gew".  I'm not 100% sure but I think 2nd Gun for 3rd Genadier Gaurds Machinengewehr Kompanie, 1st Konigsburg Army Korp. 

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The #39 gun is Brandenberg marked, with three different sets of Roman numbers indicating which number gun it is. The last number it had was III, with the previous two sets lined out. 

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Bump.  Still available 

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OBO. Trades?  References available 

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Reduced to 11,750.  Can deliver stripped parts to Knob Creek this weekend.

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Price drop to $11000.  Includes 2 belts, extra barrel and some small spares 

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What kind of trades are you looking for?

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WWI or WWII weapons, parts kits, vehicles, Ordnance, etc. 

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