Talk:MG 08

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How was the water circulated in and out of the barrel sleave?

Discrepancy between English and German entry for Maschinengewehr08[edit]

I just read through the german entry for Maschinengewehr 08, which states that Germany was in possesion of 4919 MG08s at the start of WWI, while the english entry lists a numer of "aprox. 12000" MG08s available to german battle units at the start of WWI in August 1918. I have no means of checking this numer, so I leave this here as a comment for someone who has. 20:15, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

== Poor use of English words and extremely long and awkward sentence structures in the last paragraph.

This is really pulling down the whole story to a low level. The subject is too serious to be messed with by amateur historians. Now last paragraph has been corrected71.84.8.103 (talk) 19:52, 15 December 2008 (UTC) I have an M.G.08. Serial#49478 D.W.M.Berlin 1918.It has 2 wooden handles that unscrew at top.One looked to be a wire brush and the other looks like a small soft brissle brush.Some of the other numbers and letters on the right side are as follows:9478,DWM with 2 small engravers mark.It also has a slide button on a scale,that is numbered from 0 up to 70.It looks like it could be fired singluary or full.It also has 2 safety's.Cheers ! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Congotom (talkcontribs) 03:55, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Size matter[edit]

Shouldn't 7.92 mm (0.31 in) be changed? Wasn't the actual bore diameter was .323, to fire the standard military caliber slug? Trekphiler (talk) 12:52, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Not going to add a definitive answer, since it's not my area, but this is precisely why we don't "translate" calibers in aircraft articles! :) --Rlandmann (talk) 11:33, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Tag & Assess 2008[edit]

Article reassessed and graded as start class. --dashiellx (talk) 11:27, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

SI units?[edit]

Should the amount of cooling water be in liters than in gallons? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:53, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Finnish MG08's[edit]

These were all manufactured or re-manufactured to fire the rimmed 7.62x53R round thats similar to the Russian 7,62x54R, with some variation in bullet and case dimensions something like in .223 Remington vs 5.56x45mm NATO, sometimes being unsafe or inaccurate if "cross fired" from a weapon intended for the another. Maybe this should be mentioned in the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:53, 11 July 2009 (UTC)


Used in Netherland since 1925 [1] --David-bel (talk) 20:45, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

You need to read Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources and Wikipedia:Verifiability. The text you are adding may be completely factual but it still must be verifiable, and free web pages are not suitable sources. ROG5728 (talk) 21:50, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

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Use by Austro-Hungarian units[edit]

Is there any proof at all that confirms use of this machinegun by Austria-Hungary? I haven't found a single picture or other source that confirms this claim. M11rtinb (talk) 17:34, 14 March 2015 (UTC)