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.
Thank you! It’s very interesting