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    Hello everyone.

    I'm pretty new to forums so please bear with me as I learn my way around and try to use the site. I happened across this site looking for Germanicon acceptance code information and was pleased with what I've seen so I joined.

    My main interest is collecting parts and accessories for my Vickers Turkishicon Contract MG (display gun). I am trying to gather items through it's life from "birth" into WWI in January 1918, (WWI Britishicon items) to it's final disposition in Turkey in WWII (British WWII, German WWI [Maxim] and Turkish items). I collect basically anything related - photos, books, field gear, ammo, parts, accessories, tools and aids, personal kit/gear, badges/pins, etc. I am willing to sell/trade any duplicate items as I gather them and try to get the best examples out there. I attached a photo of my "baby" with some of the items I've collected. I hope to display at re-enactments sometime in the near future.

    I also collect Russianicon Mosin Nagant and Serbian/Yugoslavian riffles and accessories among other military items.

    Another area of great interest for me is US WWII 42nd Infantry "Rainbow" Division, Specifically 222 Infantry Regiment that my dad was in. I do have a few paper records but his official records were destroyed in a massive fire in the US at the record keeping facility. I try to collect anything related to his being involved during that time - books, photos, pamphlets, patches, etc.

    I may be able to contribute here already. In reading a posted document on the acceptance codes that I was researching I found that I may just have something that is missing in that document. So if I can find it again I'll be contacting that person to offer my information. It would be quite gratifying to be able to (hopefully) help someone else since I've gathered so much information from the internet for my own use over my last 5 collecting years.

    I look forward to participating.



    Thanks, Bob
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    Hi Bob, welcome aboard, Milsurps is a great place to research and share information and make good friends.

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    Nice looking display, maybe a few more pics of this one? There's always something to contribute...
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    Nice gun and accessories

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    Very nice unit and in excellent condition as many of the Turkishicon guns were just beat to snot.
    I cannot see if you have the AA leg, as the drum chest is in the way.
    The traverse stops will be hard to find.
    I have only seen a couple of sets of traverse stops on the loose and one is shown so you can ID it if one shows up. I believe the late Rick Cartlege did an article on the Turkish tripod in Small Arms Review some time ago.
    I assume you have the 08/15 drum bracket: picture attached, as it is not shown but it would be on the other side of the gun as shown.
    I've also attached a picture of the traverse stop both on and off the gun and the Turkish drum bracket, which I assume you have, as I see a nice 08/15 drum sitting in an original chest.


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