WWI German machine gun belt


#1

I went to the 1500 table Philadelphia gun show, what a sight!!! I bumped into this 2 piece belt which the seller, an old Marine, identified as WWI German. I got attracted by the mixture of GM, G and what looks like a Fractur “G” headstamps and the price of $10 (I am a cheap date). The seller started falling down and screaming from pain during the sale, when I offered to call an ambulance, he said it was Agent Orange from Nam, he said it affected his nerves. I know very little about Agent Orange and even less about German WWI machine guns. May someone tell me about the belt. Danke schön.


#2

Hello,

yes indeed, this is German WW1 piece of belt for MG 08 Maxim machinegun.

Cheers,

JFL