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what would be the today,s value of a german MG08 belt loader
according to the owner, it has gotten a army conversion, and is able to load either cloth but also steel belt
no transit box, all whats in the picture, seem to run fine..
any idee,s ....

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These were the ones modified to load the aluminum Turkish belts, I don’t believe it’ll load the brass tab belts reliably without the second pin.

IMA sold these for a long time.

I’d say $800.
 

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ok, thanks, i just checked IMA, last price they had on was $995.-
but sold out now, dont know for how long these are out of stock.
https://www.ima-usa.com/products/german-wwi-maxim-mg-08-ammunition-belt-loader-winder?variant=25653077253


this one aint an IMA one, differant manufacturer also
tag says : " sedlebauer munchen"
from what i understood, this one never left germany,..
but, it might be an idee the add the missing row of pins,
is there any member who added a row of these pins on the rolling mechanisme...
that way it could be brought back in the old configuration.
 

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The loader shown, as noted above, is missing the outer row of pins and will not reliably load the standard belts. That it will not load the standard belts is not much of an issue since very owners few use the vintage belts to shoot their German Maxims. The vintage belts are too valuable to damage by use and there are other options for belts.
The row of missing pins were clearly ground down and replacing them will be a time consuming and expensive endeavor. I have some experience in repairing these loaders and the pons need to be precise.
Selling the loader as-is, in my opinion, is the better choice and the buyer can do the restoration.
I'd say $750. FWIW
 

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This one I purchased at Knob Creek in April, no box or other accessories. All part numbers match the serial number except the handle. Works perfectly.
Price was $800.


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what would be the today,s value of a german MG08 belt loader
according to the owner, it has gotten a army conversion, and is able to load either cloth but also steel belt
no transit box, all whats in the picture, seem to run fine..
any idee,s ....

thanks


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The other issue for the loader is the hopper. The standard 8mm loader has three slots in the side. This one is too short to accommodate 8mm.
 

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The Turks were running 7.65 Mauser until near the end of WWI so its likely the loader was never modded after that. This might explain the shorter hopper. DWM sold a lot of Maxims to the Turks in that cal. The round is shorter than the 8mm by enough to make it tough to fix.

I've seen a couple that were modified back to the original cloth belt configuration and worked well with Vickers belts. As Bob noted the pin locations are critical and shoddy work won't cut it.

Frank
 
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