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IMBLITZVT
03-10-2007, 02:12 AM
Ok here is my new parts kit! I am pretty sure the Red Baron had a set of these in front of him when he check out.

Perro, you got one of these?

http://filebox.vt.edu/users/phiteshe/LMG0815.JPG

http://filebox.vt.edu/users/phiteshe/LMG0815Front.JPG

http://filebox.vt.edu/users/phiteshe/LMG0815Receiver.JPG

http://filebox.vt.edu/users/phiteshe/LMG0815rear.JPG

http://filebox.vt.edu/users/phiteshe/LMG0815Parts.JPG

M1 Tanker
03-10-2007, 10:45 AM
Wow man, that is awesome! Now you need 2 and you can put them on the hood of the car :)

IMBLITZVT
03-10-2007, 11:57 AM
Now thats a good idea! I could mount my MG08/15 but it would not look as cool.

You know, since this is fired using a rotating cable, when I make this into a semi gun, I wonder about attaching a crank to the wire and shooting this thing really really fast... see what I am saying?

Smokehouse69
03-10-2007, 02:37 PM
That's the coolest thing I've seen in quite a while! What are you gonna have to do to get it back to shooting condition?

weasel_master
04-02-2007, 07:53 PM
Dang, another sweet kit.

wandering_ronin
04-03-2007, 01:11 AM
Now that is cool!!! Now ya gotta find a Fokker!!!

wonderwolf
05-08-2007, 03:10 PM
I'm guessing thats a round counter on the back??

tanstaafl4y
05-08-2007, 03:26 PM
Now ya gotta find a Fokker!!!

What did you call him!

Neat chunk of history you have there. IDK about urning the cable really fast...Please submit you Dewalt Drill to the ATF Technical Bureau.

IMBLITZVT
05-08-2007, 03:29 PM
Yeah thats a round counter.

No drill. I would have it on a hand crank/wheel. Just like a remote gatling gun.

Glad you guys like it. I have so more parts for it now too!

turbothis
05-08-2007, 03:33 PM
good god where can i get one?

IMBLITZVT
05-08-2007, 07:58 PM
Well the FA ones are around for about 9K. Otherwise I have the only parts kit I have ever seen... I will give you a good deal.. lets say $6K :)

wonderwolf
05-08-2007, 08:30 PM
Thats just one of those things that a French farmer finds tucked away in the far back corner of a barn or in the basement of a old beer house or whatever.

Any Idea how many of those things were made?

IMBLITZVT
05-08-2007, 11:16 PM
Or its the kind of thing sitting if you local VFW house like this one from WV.

Highest serial number being 23540 (actually reads 3540b)

Mine being 422b (number 20422) with top cover marked 395 (number 000395).
The top cover is probably a replacement late in the war. Its very interesting as early in the war the markings were on the Fusee cover and mid to late war they were marked on the top cover. So mine is not marked anywhere with the normal "LMG08/15, spandau" info.

Germans used "a", "b" to mark 10,000 and 20,000

This is from the devils paintbrush... I very very very good book on maxims... you must get it if you are interested in the maxims.

IMBLITZVT
05-08-2007, 11:23 PM
Oh and mine gun was probably on a DVII (other guns close in number were...)

This was probably the best fighter of WWI:

http://www.jetplanes.co.uk/vintageaircraft/fokker-d7/fokker-dvii.jpg

The plane also has a very interesting history.

My gun is missing the cocking handle units and front sights. I should have replacement parts for everything else... oh and a few parts from the firing gears.