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WW1 Maschinengewehrhandwagen


Gildwiller1918

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Below are some images of a WW1 German maschinengewehrhandwagen or machine gun hand cart. There were possibly at least 2 models, one for the MG 08 and another for the Mg 08/15. 

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The above images how the MG 08/15 hand cart. Note the wood holders around the water jacket and receiver to secure it for transport. 

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WW2 version of the same cart, however the main body was made from stamped steel instead of wood. 

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WW2 version for the MG 08

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Another view of the WW1 gun cart, this time being used to haul a Tank Gewehr rifle. 

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Here is my replica cart I just finished, I made it based upon period images and some areas, such as the under carriage and towing arm were made with practicality in mind. So its not 100% accurate, but seeing as I did not have access to a real one, its pretty close. 

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You even have the MG !

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Yes Fritz, I have been putting it together for awhile now, non functional of course. 

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Thanks, took a lot of work, but it turned out pretty nice. Now I have to figure out what to build next, lol.

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If you have the long artillery Luger, you could build the wooden stock and accessories?

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I probably could, I don't have any originals though. As long as I have a template to work from its fairly easy. There are rather good replicas available for a decent price though. 

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Well I have some land, so theoretically I could put it in a shed outside. It sure seems like since the centennial, WW1 items have gotten quite expensive. I can't imagine how much a WW1 tank would cost. 

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