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Is this a maxim machine gun ammo box?

Article about: I found this ammo box years ago in a barn in Normandy. I think this could be aWW1 German maxim machine gun ammo box I am not sure any info would be great. chris

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    Default Is this a maxim machine gun ammo box?

    I found this ammo box years ago in a barn in Normandy.
    I think this could be aWW1 German maxim machine gun ammo box I am not sure any info would be great.
    chris
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    No one knows ,come on guys.
    Someone must know.
    chris
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    This must be a super rare ammo box if no one knows.
    chris

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    Looks a lot like MG08 boxes for two belts of 250 x 7.92mm, but not exactly the same. The locking rig is different. Maybe a model for use in static positions like forts / bunkers?

    Does it have a central divider inside along the length, or evidence of one having been removed?

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    The central divider has been removed.
    I always thought it was from ww1 but maybe it is from ww2.
    It came out of the same farm where I got my 2 panther ammo box.
    chris

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    I would think WW1 also, never seen one quite the same though. Enigmatic little bugger.

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    Quote by KradSpam View Post
    I would think WW1 also, never seen one quite the same though. Enigmatic little bugger.
    Thank you for helping.
    chris

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    Chris...tricky one this, I have checked my references and coupled with the fact I have not seen one of this particular construction to date, I can personally shed no light upon it...sorry. That does not mean that it did not exist in the Imperial armouries....and may well be a "static" position ammo box in a Festung ! as suggested....or there again it may not be of Imperial German origin, could be later......
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Thank you steve for look at it and for doing research on it.

    I think I found it MG 08 ammo box.
    chris
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    I think the lock system is a old repair.
    chris

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