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Article about: Hey Swingcat, Steve T is correct in telling you it is a post war link belt, but it is a french 7,5mm belt and not german. I have posted a pic of the french model and the postwar german. The

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    Hey Swingcat,
    Steve T is correct in telling you it is a post war link belt, but it is a french 7,5mm belt and not german.
    I have posted a pic of the french model and the postwar german.
    The 7,92mm rounds are WW II period, it is not abnormal to see tourists buy these, jammed in a french mg belt as most of them don't know the difference.
    Probably a tourist who bought it and lost it on the beaches.
    German war and postwar links are exactly the same except the connector tab, it is curved and the links have a groove on top down the middle.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture postwarbelt.jpg   7,5FRENCH mg belt.jpg  

    PostwarMG belt.jpg  

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    Looks neat but be careful, they can still go boom!!

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    It's Mg17 belt.

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    Yup, MG17- I have one of these myself; that explains the extreme damage- it's from a crashed aircraft like a Bf109 or FW190.
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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    Quote by Danmark View Post
    Looks neat but be careful, they can still go boom!!
    can be true then there is some ratteling noise when i shake them, some hints what to do for make them safe

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    thanks for all the information so far, now i finaly know what i found

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    In the Danish army we use the MG62 and these belts still have the springs between links.

    My favorite relics.

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    Regards, Lars

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    I stand corrected, it is deffenitly a "Gurt 17" just found a matching picture in my data base.
    A gurt 17/81 to be precise for the MG81 according to guys from IAA.
    Apparantly the french AA52 belt was derived from it.
    The MG 81 was derived from the MG34.
    But it was not mounted on Fighter planes like the Bf 109 or Fw190(they had 13 and 20mm guns mounted), it was mostly mounted in bomber type aircraft on a mount to replace the ageing MG 15, there was also a infantry model made.
    Last edited by WW2Hunter; 04-18-2012 at 10:04 PM.

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    Excellent ! See......it is true. You learn something new every day I didn't know that either

    Turns out to be a very nice find !

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    Quote by Steve T View Post
    Excellent ! See......it is true. You learn something new every day I didn't know that either

    Turns out to be a very nice find !
    yes that is right, thank you all

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