MG-08 starting tabs


#1

I have two starting tabs of MG-08 fabrik belt, made by DWM.

Please, help me to identify some headstamps on this tabs:
Gotic letter with crone, X and A letters on tab #1
Abbreviation 3.G.G. R.M.G. G.W.4.27 on the back side of tab #1
Headstamps EX. F, E, A on the tab #2


#2

Hello treshkin,

Letter with crown = acceptance mark
DWM = manufacturer
3GGRMG = unit mark 3rd Garde Grenadier Regiment MG Abteilung.
EX = Exerzier (Training, practice belt)
GW 4 27 = probably the number of the company and gun the belt
belongs to

Looking in the regulations I think the GW is the Gewehr Werkstatt ( rifle workshop). So these EX belt is used in the workshop to test repaired guns ect.


#3

[quote=“genkideskan”]Hello treshkin,

Letter with crown = acceptance mark
DWM = manufacturer
3GGRMG = unit mark 3rd Garde Grenadier Regiment MG Abteilung.
EX = Exerzier (Training, practice belt)
GW 4 27 = probably the number of the company and gun the belt
belongs to

Looking in the regulations I think the GW is the Gewehr Werkstatt ( rifle workshop). So these EX belt is used in the workshop to test repaired guns ect.[/quote]

Thank you!

Do you know what mean small letters on this tabs - A, E, F, X?


#4

Yes, that are the letters of the different proof officers or company proof stamps.
For guns the names are partially known, but not for this equipment stuff.


#5

[quote=“genkideskan”]Yes, that are the letters of the different proof officers or company proof stamps.
For guns the names are partially known, but not for this equipment stuff.[/quote]

Thank you!


#6

Hello,

congratulations Treshkin, these are really very interesting starter tabs.

The letters “GW” stand for “Gewehr Wagen” = “weapon cart” which is the wheeled cart on which the machine gun was transported.

We also find unit marking with “MW” which stands for “Munitions Wagen” = “ammunition cart” which is the wheeled cart which carries the boxed ammunition belts.

Here is an example of the Machine gun company of the 19th Infantry Regiment.

Any other unit markings found on German MG 08 starters would be most appreciated, especially to try to determine the meaning of the two numbers after the GW or MW. It is however suspected that the first number might stand for the company number and the second the weapon number within the company or within the regiment.

Cheers,

JFL


#7

[quote=“JFL”]Hello,

congratulations Treshkin, these are really very interesting starter tabs.

The letters “GW” stand for “Gewehr Wagen” = “weapon cart” which is the wheeled cart on which the machine gun was transported.

We also find unit marking with “MW” which stands for “Munitions Wagen” = “ammunition cart” which is the wheeled cart which carries the boxed ammunition belts.

Here is an example of the Machine gun company of the 19th Infantry Regiment.

Any other unit markings found on German MG 08 starters would be most appreciated, especially to try to determine the meaning of the two numbers after the GW or MW. It is however suspected that the first number might stand for the company number and the second the weapon number within the company or within the regiment.

Cheers,

JFL[/quote]

Thank you! It’s very interesting