These are all for the Cal. .50(that’s for you, Ray).
Model numbers, L-R top(big ones)
Left, syringe type only has a “drawing” number. Harrie had posted a pic of his, pristine, example on a previous thread. Anymore info on this example will be appreciated.
Also have one of these in an UNOPENED box(sorry Fred) that includes spare parts and an instruction sheet.
My guess is the L-56 is of an older vintage. Found in an old “fort” in Norway. Your guess is as good as mine on how it got THERE. Even better is the story on how it got HERE. Probably a pain in the arse to use as the handle is only cradled in a saddle arrangement. Haven’t tried using it, for real, but it’s certainly not as “controlled” as the M2 and 7. These three “desktop” models are apparently used when linking in bulk. The other two “pocket” models more for linking previously belted rounds. The scissors type, M12, isn’t very “handy”, but it does the job. The syringe one is simple to use and pretty much “'splains” itself.
With the exception of the M12, my bet is these are WW2 vintage. Would love to see or hear about details on any or all of these machines.