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A water cooled, belt fed, Maschinengewehr MG08, machine gun. 7.92mm calibre. It has a short barrel at front, behind which is the large, long round water container. A rectangular box-like breech is located behind water container. Attached to lid is a calibrated hinged sight. Handles containing oil and oiling brushes located at back of box. Firing mechanism is behind handles. Serial number 11640. Has " Deutshe Waffen und Munitions - Frabriken. Berlin 1916 " stamped on the side.
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