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MG08 & LMG08 Serial Number Ranges
Year DWM Spandau
LowHigh LowHigh
1908 139 130
1909 128 None
1910 188 791
1911 None 11651168
1912 None 1822
1913 709 21052209
1914 9552338 26102848
1915 26465461 30559472
1916
 
6334
 
13483
 
9576
 
13522
(3522a)
1917
 
13789
 
31882
 
13765
(3765a)
54163
(4163e)
1918
 
32047
 
52335
 
55309
(5309e)
55743
(5743e)



MG08/15 Serial Number Ranges
Year Range Spandau Erfurt S&H Sauer M.A.N. Rh.M&MF DW&MF
1916
 
Low
High
509
1787
1917
 
 
Low
High
 
1829
27878
(7878b)
103
17952
(7952a)
363
5023
 
75
6447
 
78
7162
 
538
2476
 
85
199
 
1918
 
 
 
Low
 
High
 
28431
(8431b)
49151
(9151d)
18776
(8776a)
32553
(2553c)
5296
 
14374
(4374a)
6927
 
13081
(3081a)
8418
 
12911
(2911a)
2617
 
6580
 
389
 
1954
 

The MG08/15 captured by Sgt. York was an Erfurt 3364b, 1918 MG.
An unmarked Top cover #441 has been seen but with a missing fusee cover, we can not confirm either the Manufacturer or Date.

LMG08/15 & LMG08/18 Serial Number Ranges
Year LMG08/15 (Spandau) LMG08/18 (Erfurt)
LowHigh LowHigh
1916 582421   
1917
 
2499
 
11927
(1927a)
  
 
1918
 
12111
(2111a)
23540
(3540b)
316
 
994
 



Russian Model 1910 Serial Number Ranges
Year Low High
1911 111 3076
1912 3325 3798
1913 5033
1914 5208 6614
1915 7047 11501
1916 12707 22698
1917 23857 32444
1918 32517 39177
1919 40448 47635
1920 48117 50707
1921 51554 52934
1922 53450 53894
1923 54963
1924 55435
1925 57013 58083
1926 58685 59997
1927 60002 60395
1928 60415 60897
1929 61068 66957
1930 67033 69686
1931 70018 78764
1932 79219 96360
1933 96624 104878
1934 104482 109671
1935 2383 2824
1936/37 837 7274
1938 86 12165

In 1935-1938 the serial numbers are restarted each year. Serial Numbers after 1938 have a two letter prefix which is still not understood and so makes figuring out production numbers impossible.


Data shown here is from "The Devil's Paintbrush" by Goldsmith with updates from my observations.