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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:38 am 
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2. All the Maxims recently released by the Russian Goverment have had their feed blocks converted to take steel belts, as used by other Russian machine guns. Was this a war-time conversion or as a result of post-war rebuilds. I would immagine the latter.

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I reciently had the oppotunity to live fire a Maxim. It used the steel link belt the same as a PKM (which we also test ran)
Quite a slow firing, no recoil rather boring gun to fire. It leaked water to.........

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Slight off topic... how was the PKM Steve? I've always wanted one of those!

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Slight off topic... how was the PKM Steve? I've always wanted one of those!


Not bad Andy. It jumped round a bit but was OK to use. We also used it on the lafette stand they have. On the stand it sits quite still.

Then I moved onto a DP28, which was an interesting old toy as well.

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(Modern) Russians fire PKM's from the hip "Ramboyets" stlyee 8)

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Does anyone know anything about the Euroco Corporation who are currently advertising maxims and post-war Dshk Machine guns on Milweb at the moment.

According to their web site they are located in the Czech Rebublic and offer a wide range of services and modern military hardware including AFV's. Is this going to be a new source for Russian war-time weaponary to match Ryton Arms? Unfortunately unless they can offer something new the market is already flooded.

If the Dshk were the war-time model there might be some interest.


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Does anyone have a photograph of the Russian maxim optical sight in use.


Someone posted this picture on another forum:
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But it looks like a new photo that has been photoshopped to look old. The accompaning post said that they made and optical sight in 1941 but was scrapped as it was too expensive.


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Thanks for the picture.

That sight is the Holly Grail for Russian Maxim collectors.
Sokolov Mount's are not realy suitable for indirect fire which this type of sight is designed for. The cost of manufacturing them and the skill level needed to operate them probably caused their demise.

Any chance of the address of the site please


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REME 245 wrote:
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Thanks for the picture.

That sight is the Holly Grail for Russian Maxim collectors.
Sokolov Mount's are not realy suitable for indirect fire which this type of sight is designed for. The cost of manufacturing them and the skill level needed to operate them probably caused their demise.

Any chance of the address of the site please


The picture was posted in a gaming forum: http://www.redorchestragame.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24911 I'll ask him if he has any more photos like that.


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What colour was the Maxim painted during WW2. I doubt it is the nice green colour of the Ryton ones.

Anyone know?


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A couple of my guns which still have paint under the current layer appear to be in a lighter
Lime/Apple green.

For WW1 service I would suggest dark brown as on the example in the Brussels Army Museum.

You can also try asking on this site.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/M1910Maxi ... roup&slk=1


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A couple of my guns which still have paint under the current layer appear to be in a lighter
Lime/Apple green.

For WW1 service I would suggest dark brown as on the example in the Brussels Army Museum.

You can also try asking on this site.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/M1910Maxi ... roup&slk=1



Interesting then that they were a green colour, and not some greyish colour. I have a Rytons one that my wife imported, yes really, and its dated/engraved 1944 on the top. I have been thinking about painting it to the correct wartime colours, but if it was just a different shade of green, then I will leave it

BTW, I have a 1917 spandau also and it is black, but the water jacket has been painted green by someone


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Which arsenal made your example?


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Which arsenal made your example?


Its stamped gwf then Spandau then 1917 on the reciever


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