I have a relative who has an original LMG 08/15 "Spandau" machine gun. He inherited from another relative after they passed away. We were trying to figure out how much it would be worth if it was sold. He told me that the "firing mechanism" is not intact, but I really don't even know what this mean. I've seen the machine gun once before. Its quite large and heavy and it certainly appeared complete superficially and also seems to be in decent condition. I wouldn't begin to know where to even look to find out what this might be worth. I'll try to post pictures at some point. Any information from anyone out there would be much appreciated.
PS. There is a date on the gun, I can't recall what it was but I think it was early 1900's, 1910's - teens. I'll try to post some pictures soon.