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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:01 am 
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This detail came up recently whilst on the subject of field repairs.

Apparently ' feldbrauchbar' is what that little 'f', sometimes inked,sometimes incised, sometimes in a box means. Diectly translated as 'field custom bar'.

So whats that then - like a shoe repair bar for 'haubes?


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Hey Mikey,
I think a better translation would be "Field usable"
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Apparently ' feldbrauchbar' is what that little 'f', sometimes inked,sometimes incised, sometimes in a box means. Diectly translated as 'field custom bar'.


Mike where did you find this? Fascinationg. What about G?

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Aha, Joe - I have my sauces, mainly Worcestershire.

Wot G? - Ali G?


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Sorry for the levity [ too much booze] Joe but what 'G', cant think of quite what you mean?

Gus, I'll check that tanslation further, but what you say sounds pretty fair.


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Mike,

The Prussian Ersatz steel helmets are often marked in in on the back with the letter G. I'm talking about the early thick ones. Not the ones that are thin and often called tin helmets.
Never found a source for ' feldbrauchbar'.
In San Antonio, we use a lot of hot sauces. I still love Tabasco!

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Hi Joe, I'll look deeper into this. Never had a steel one so I did'nt know about the 'G'.

Tabasco's good stuff, but Lea and Perrin's is hard to beat.

This subject makes a change from beer!


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Tabasco's good stuff, but Lea and Perrin's is hard to beat.

If you start with good beef, You do not need any sause.
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Not really, I put Tabasco sauce in beer. I'm starting to believe it might be genetic. My daughter uses a half a bottle a day. We started buying the industrial-strength size bottles. If you wanna be a real connoisseur. You mix your beer 50-50 with Mr. and Mrs. T or any other kind of bloody Mary mix. I just added about or five drops of Tabasco right into the bottle.

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Did'nt take long did it?


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Gustaf wrote:
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Tabasco's good stuff, but Lea and Perrin's is hard to beat.

If you start with good beef, You do not need any sause.
Gus


Hi Gsu,
As a barbecue man, I declares: Gsu is 100% right!
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Otto, you're lagging here a bit - courtesy of Joe, we've gone from old leather to alcohol in two moves - a bit like that Kevin Bacon dealie.

But getting back, I got this 'f' on two helmets that have little details missing like the pins that hold the M95 lugs on with the bend back tabs, so they hold on but its not perfect. There's no evidence of them having ever been there. Apparently this 'f' appears on helmets with a slight defect but that are still fieldworthy and function OK. It's not to signify a repair but a workshop inspection mark to show that it's been passed as usable. This fits with the two helmets I have with this mark on. Both M15's.
What do you reckon?

Happy New Year Otto and Gus.


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Hey Mikey,
I think you may have something there on the "f" dealie, but I still think the sause thing is a big yuck, whether it is beef or beer, if you start with a good product, you should not need to add an overpowering flavor to it.
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Yeah Gustav, I s'pose any sauce is an insult to the culinary art, but I'm a Brit dont forget - HP sauce on everything. This french 'Hote Quinine' is wasted on my plebian palette.


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if you start with a good product, you should not need to add an overpowering flavor to it.


Yes, but one I started drinking red beer. I didn't exactly have a great product. During high school and college I was nothing more than a stupid old cowboy. Success was a $1.10 sixpack. Falstaff beer was good, if you added a lot of Tabasco and tomato juice.

I finally figured it out that when I went to a restaurant and Janet ordered a glass of wine. It often cost more than a case of my beer. Therefore, in my old age, I started drinking quality products. Still like the sauce though!

I think the explanation of the f that Mike offers is very very attractive. This actually makes sense with the use of the word. I just have not seen any source that relates that. Makes sense, though -- OK, how about the letter G?

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Joe , you really put tabasco in beer!? What happens? - you drink it? I never heard of this practice and I never put blackcurrant juice in Lager in the mid 70's when it was hip to do so, I was drinking Brown ale and Bitter anyway, so I find it wierd. Industrial size containers now too you say? I have a vision of you laying on the floor with a plastic funnel in your cake-hole and Janet pouring the stuff in! Am I right?


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you really put tabasco in beer!? What happens? - you drink it?


Yep! We often put tobasco on everything. In fact in US Army field rations they have this tiny little tabasco bottle. Not quite a funnel in my cake hole but I like it. Janet has more refined tastes but still likes the green tabasco during breakfast. Then there are pork fajitas..... I saw Otto's bar-b-q........very nice grouping. The
Brazilian restaurant nearby went out of business. Sad. Brazilians know Bar-B-Q! Thet don't use tabasco. As for Guys' comment on the beef he is right but we don't get meat off the feed lot in San Antonio... :x

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Amazing!

I'm working on 'G' for you Joe!


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Hi Mike:

Just returned from my trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. En route, I visited Great War Militaria in Chambersburg and checked out their assortment of Pickelhaube spare parts. Dean had lots of Preußen Kokarden in mint condition, but most of the other Landskokarden appeared to be repaints (Thuringia, Mecklenburg, etc.)

If anyone is in need of a decent M15 chinstrap, GWM had one for about $165.00. It was very supple, but most of the black finish had worn away.

Since you've managed to bring the topic back to "G," I thought you might find the link to this old post interesting.

http://www.pickelhaubes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27

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Since you've managed to bring the topic back to "G," I thought you might find the link to this old post interesting.


I don't see what the confusion is all about? Its all explained here quite nicely. http://www.libchrist.com/sexed/Gspot.html

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Oh dear!

Off topic again. :banghead:

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On Page 435 of JS 's book he lists f as "Freigegeben" which means you could take it off garrison. Ok Johan...... we are lost.

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With the "f" meaning "feldbrauchbar", it makes sense that the "g" means "garnisonsbrauchbar". But don't take my word for it - 't is no more than an educated guess.

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Here is a picture of the G we are talking about.

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