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HELP WITH VALUE OF MAXIM MACHINEGUN

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  1. money4college

    money4college TS Member

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    Could any of you class 3 Specialists please help with the vaule of a almost mint World War I era Maxim machine gun with extra sled and about 12,000 rounds of 8mm ammo in mint cloth belts for the machinegun, any info or help would be greatly appreciated, thanks a bunch.
     
  2. jlb

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    There are a number of machine guns for sale at the James Julia auction site. They provide pre-auction estimates and will post sale price following the auction.

    http://juliaauctions.net/

    jlb
     
  3. money4college

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    About $50 should be a fare deal I think but you will have to pay the shipping charges.
     
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    http://www.itemlive.com/articles/2007/04/23/news/news01.txt

    This may give you a rough estimate. My guess would be ALOT!!!
     
  7. jlb

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    GERMAN MAXIM MGO8 WATER COOLED MACHINE GUN. SN 43082. Cal. 8mm. Manufactured by D.W.M. Berlin, 1918, this machine gun is extremely complete. 26" bbl. Standard front sight is drift adjustable for windage, Front sight blade, and folding rear sight (graduated 400-2000 meters.) MG08 is complete with German WWI military issue prismatic optical sight model ZF12. Scope has large brass elevation adjustment wheel on left of sight (graduated 400-2000 meters.) Scope is complete with original leather storage case. Full water jacket including original Maxim hose, with spare section of hose as well. Muzzle booster, with small armor plate guarding front of bbl jacket. Blued finish. Most visible serial numbers are matching. Spade grips with wood handles checkered on front with finger grooves. Original oil and grease brushes with matching caps on top of grips. Gun is mounted on original sled mount and was painted OD green with an orange, black, and brown camouflage pattern. Gun traverses well on mount, and mount elevation mechanism functions well. Several original tools and toolboxes are included with this gun. Including oil can with separate chamber for grease, tool box filled with small patches and extra water plugs, chamber cleaning tool with wood handle, cast iron tongs, spare bbl holder including bbl, two hinged boxes contain feed and fire control components. Pads on mount for knees or elbows depending on configuration have lost the majority of the leather covering, but still retains a coarse wool fiber filling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Though water jacket has started to develop a light patina, the vast majority of bluing still coveres well. Entire receiver section and all covers are in a compatible condition to the water jacket. Fire control mechanism functions well and smooth when cycled by hand. Scope, although lightly cloudy(may just need good cleaning) seems to function well. Hoses are pliable and not dry. This original MG08 is about as complete as possible. 4-34581 JZ80 SOLD FOR $18,975
     
  8. Doctor_Chicago

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    $15,000-$20,000
     
  9. KenC

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    There you go...

    That will buy about one year of college. ymmv
     
  10. Doctor_Chicago

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    There are a few manufactured 08/15 that go for as little as $10,000
     
  11. Whiz Bang

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    Assuming it's a MG08 the gun and sled either side of $20.000.00. Extra sled $1 to 2 thousand. Ammo 15 cents a round. Belts about a $100.00 each if there not all cut up. The weapon must be transferable or it's worth nothing.
     
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