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by reservist1
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Chinstrap and markings
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Chinstrap and markings

Great War Militaria is located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania which is the reason they marked these reproductions Kammersburg.

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by reservist1
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Sword Identification Help
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: Sword Identification Help

The name A. (Adolf) Wiener is listed on page 93 of "German Swords & Sword Makers" by Richard H. Bezdek as a retailer in Berlin in the 19th century. The trademark matches an early Clemen & Jung mark as illustrated on page 134 of the cited reference.
by reservist1
Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 6th KR nickname?
Replies: 24
Views: 4156

Re: 6th KR nickname?

The reference Militarische Kopfbedeckungen der Kaiserzeit by Reiner Herrmann contains a listing of Regiments to include state, garrison, army corps, year raised and a partial listing of regimental nicknames. There is no nickname listed for Cuirassier regiment 6 but there is a note indicating that cu...
by reservist1
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Help with a Sword
Replies: 7
Views: 2939

Re: Help with a Sword

I believe this is a Wurttemberg Model 1817 cavalry saber. See German Swords and Sword Makers, Edged Weapon Makers from the 14th to the 20th Centuries by Richard H. Bezdek, page 216.

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by reservist1
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rear spine sizes
Replies: 13
Views: 3414

Re: Rear spine sizes

Rear spines on issue M95 helmets ase usually marked as to size with the number 1, 2 or 3. The number is located on the forward tab. When the helmet is assembled the number is not visible as the tab in under the spike base. It is unknown if all manufacturers marked their rear spines as to size. Reser...
by reservist1
Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Any ideas????
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

Re: Any ideas????

Italian Brixia Model 35 Grenade Launcher

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=16e_1331651883" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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by reservist1
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Photos to identify please
Replies: 8
Views: 2959

Re: Photos to identify please

The upper photo shows members from Queen Augusta Guard Grenadier Regiment number 4. Nice photograph.
by reservist1
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Jager Zu Pferde
Replies: 19
Views: 4847

Re: Jager Zu Pferde

These kokardes are modern copies. Note the center holes are way off center.

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by reservist1
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Saxon cockade
Replies: 36
Views: 12708

Re: The Saxon cockade

Saxon Jaeger kokarde is on the left below. Serated kokarde on the right is Saxon Schwere Reiter. Two piece officer kokardes exist for Saxon Schwere Reiter. See The German Cavalry from 1871 to 1914 by Herr and Nguyen, pages 294 through 297. http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b618/reservist1/SaxKokar...
by reservist1
Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My treasure
Replies: 37
Views: 8981

Re: My treasure

A very good question. I have not seen enough "good" officer versions to be sure. My guess is that officer helmets have one piece capes if for no other reason than to keep the helmets as light weight as possible.
by reservist1
Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My treasure
Replies: 37
Views: 8981

Re: My treasure

See this thread for an example of a Guard Reiter helmet with multi piece cape.

http://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3513" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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by reservist1
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Who can ID this? Signal trench light??
Replies: 5
Views: 2779

Re: Who can ID this? Signal trench light??

Try this for grenades

http://www.lexpev.nl/grenades/europe/germany/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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by reservist1
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Who can ID this? Signal trench light??
Replies: 5
Views: 2779

Re: Who can ID this? Signal trench light??

This link may help.

http://firstwartechnik.free.fr/Dlampes% ... mande.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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by reservist1
Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Unusual M91 Posts
Replies: 7
Views: 1993

Re: Unusual M91 Posts

The side lug with single prong is not unique to Bavarian helmets. They are most frequently found on early production M91 helmets. The following Grenadier Regiment 1 helmet was originally issued in 1897. This helmet has side lugs with the single prong. http://imageshack.us/a/img713/4530/w365.jpg http...
by reservist1
Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Unusual M91 Posts
Replies: 7
Views: 1993

Re: Unusual M91 Posts

This style side lug is also found on Bavarian pre war issue helmets. The following helmet is unit marked to the 6th Field Artillery regiment and dated 1914. The helmet was made by Hans Roemer , Neu Ulm in 1910. The same style lugs are also found in private purchase shakos and 1915 style private purc...
by reservist1
Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Carbines and bayonets
Replies: 11
Views: 4214

Re: Carbines and bayonets

Joe: All Kar 98s (with the exception of the short lived Artillery Kar 98) were manufactured with bayonet lugs.

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by reservist1
Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Carbines and bayonets
Replies: 11
Views: 4214

Re: Carbines and bayonets

fuhrer durch heer und flotte, pages 264 through 271 lists firearms and edged weapons for each branch of the army. Cavalry information begins on page 268.

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by reservist1
Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: EKII and EKI, were they just a progressive award?
Replies: 2
Views: 2185

Re: EKII and EKI, were they just a progressive award?

The Iron Cross was originally established in three classes, EK II, EK I, and Grand Cross. The requirements for award of the decoration specified that the EK II be awarded before an individual became eligible for the EK I. Detailed information on the award can be found in any of the following referen...
by reservist1
Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Interesting mark on chinstrap
Replies: 1
Views: 817

Re: Interesting mark on chinstrap

Nice quality reproduction made and sold by Great War Militaria in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

http://www.greatwar.com/scripts/prodVie ... ct=2083964" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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by reservist1
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1915 Truppenubungsplatz OR/NCO pickelhaube
Replies: 11
Views: 3296

Re: Model 1915 Truppenubungsplatz OR/NCO pickelhaube

Try Führer durch Heer und Flotte, 1914, pages 49 and 193.

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by reservist1
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1915 Truppenubungsplatz OR/NCO pickelhaube
Replies: 11
Views: 3296

Re: Model 1915 Truppenubungsplatz OR/NCO pickelhaube

See the Train unit markings in the list on "Colonel Joe's" website
by reservist1
Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1915 Truppenubungsplatz OR/NCO pickelhaube
Replies: 11
Views: 3296

Re: Model 1915 Truppenubungsplatz OR/NCO pickelhaube

I believe another possibility for the marking "BA8 Tr.A.8" is actually Bekleidungsamt (clothing depot) 8th Army Corps and Train Abteilung 8. On April 1, 1914 the designation of Train Bataillon was changed to Train Abteilung. Both Bekleidungsamt 8 and Train Abteilung 8 were located in Coblenz. Reserv...
by reservist1
Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bayern ... help with identification
Replies: 20
Views: 5518

Re: Bayern ... help with identification

The Bavarian Infantry Leib Regiment did not wear a busch on their helmets.

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by reservist1
Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Belt identification
Replies: 4
Views: 1752

Re: Belt identification

The belt/buckle is a Prussian officer buckle on the standard silver brocade belt with black stripes.

The Ulan epaulette with the "WR II" cypher is from the 13th Ulan regiment.

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by reservist1
Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Paper Makers Labels
Replies: 29
Views: 11272

Re: Paper Makers Labels

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by reservist1
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Humble M91 Side Post
Replies: 30
Views: 10275

Re: The Humble M91 Side Post

see this thread for an example of an issue Prussian helmet having M91 side lugs with wide split tabs.

http://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopi ... 720#p54720" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by reservist1
Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Santa, please bring me a Raupe for Xmas..
Replies: 18
Views: 4431

Re: Santa, please bring me a Raupe for Xmas..

Very nice helmet. I believe the chinstrap is an other ranks style. Note the detail on the chinstrap end fitting of this officer raupenhelm.

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by reservist1
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Defenders of Tsingtau curios photo
Replies: 12
Views: 2982

Re: Defenders of Tsingtau curios photo

I believe these are British or British Commonwealth troops. The rifles appear to be English Lee Metford Mark II*'s.

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by reservist1
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: German Mounted Troops Enlisted Issue Swords pre WW2
Replies: 3
Views: 2203

Re: German Mounted Troops Enlisted Issue Swords pre WW2

Your swords are issue German Army Ordnance swords. The letter "G." after the Eickhorn initials indicates production in 1935. The numbers 1 and 2 on the blades indicate the legnth of each sword. These swords were produced in three different lengths to accomodate wearers of differing heights. The swor...
by reservist1
Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turkish belt buckle. Genuine or fake?
Replies: 5
Views: 2312

Re: Turkish belt buckle. Genuine or fake?

Two piece M1915 buckles.

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by reservist1
Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: OR's Kokarden
Replies: 52
Views: 21271

Re: Kokarden

See this topic

http://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3805" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by reservist1
Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: OR's Kokarden
Replies: 52
Views: 21271

Re: Kokarden

A comparison photo of additional kokardes is at the following topic.
http://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopi ... 429#p39429" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by reservist1
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: germen belt Buckle/ telephonist WW1
Replies: 4
Views: 2118

Re: germen belt Buckle/ telephonist WW1

The buckle is a copy.

Here are photos of an original telegraph buckle. Note the position of the solder points for the front plate.
Original buckles will not be marked DRGM.
Also note the configuration and construction of the prong bar.

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by reservist1
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Book on the Pour Le Merite ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3312

Re: Book on the Pour Le Merite ?

Prussian Blue, A History of the Order Pour le Merit, by Stephen Thomas Previtera. ISBN 0-9673070-2-3.
by reservist1
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Identifying the unidentified
Replies: 114
Views: 41980

Re: Identifying the unidentified

http://www.gietl-verlag.de" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

At the above site type Orden into the search field, go to the second page and click on Deutsche Orden und Ehrenzeichen 1800 - 1945, by Jorg Nimmergut.
by reservist1
Wed May 30, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is Emedals???
Replies: 4
Views: 1929

Re: Where is Emedals???

It works for me.

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by reservist1
Thu May 10, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Stahlhelm M1918 Chinstrap
Replies: 7
Views: 3791

Re: Stahlhelm M1918 Chinstrap

This M18 chinstrap is a copy but the construction is just about identical to the original.

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by reservist1
Wed May 09, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: references for long blades
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

Re: references for long blades

Infantrie-Offizierdegen 1889 und Varianten by Peter Hartmann and Reiner Hermann. German text. Superb photography.
Published by Motorbuch Verlag, Postfach 10 37 43, 70032 Stuttgart, Germany. ISBN 978-3-613-02955-2. May also be available through Amazon.com.

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by reservist1
Mon May 07, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: US M1 Helmet - WW2 or Vietnam Era?
Replies: 9
Views: 5190

Re: US M1 Helmet - WW2 or Vietnam Era?

it seems the chinstrap was shortened/looped on the hook side's end, probably to protect the wearer's neck from the exposed metal.
Ron: The hook side of your chinstrap with the "looped" portion behind the hook is the standard configuration.

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by reservist1
Sun May 06, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: US M1 Helmet - WW2 or Vietnam Era?
Replies: 9
Views: 5190

Re: US M1 Helmet - WW2 or Vietnam Era?

The seam of the rim on your helmet is in the rear. The seam in the rim was moved from the front of the helmet shell to the rear sometime in late 1944. See Steel Pots The History of America's Steel Combat Helmets by Chris Arnold, page 92. This is unusual as the fixed welded on chinstrap bale was chan...
by reservist1
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Doughboy helmet
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

Re: Doughboy helmet

The numbers stamped into your US Model 1917 helmet identify the specific heat treatment (Austenite number) and the lot number of the helmet. These numbers were used for quality control purposes. The following link contains additional information on the Model 1917 helmet. http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc...
by reservist1
Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: A very colonial day--and vote!
Replies: 29
Views: 5138

Re: A very colonial day--and vote!

You may find this link helpful.

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http://www.ycgg.org/pdfpages/kar98.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by reservist1
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: A very colonial day--and vote!
Replies: 29
Views: 5138

Re: A very colonial day--and vote!

The rifle is a Model 98 Artillery Carbine. A very scarce variation of the Model 98. Additional information on this weapon can be found in Rifle and Carbine 98, M98 Firearms of the German Army from 1898 to 1918 by Dieter Storz, pages 52 through 59.

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by reservist1
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bavarian Chevau... What??
Replies: 10
Views: 3401

Re: Bavarian Chevau... What??

This photo is a portion of the roster on a regimental stein from the 2nd Chevauleger Regiment. The dates of service on the stein are 1903 - 1906. The heading of the sections on the list for other ranks reservists is spelled "Chevauleger." The same spelling appears on stein rosters for all eight Chev...
by reservist1
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: GdC out of the woodwork
Replies: 40
Views: 9032

Re: GdC out of the woodwork

[quote] I think there are more holes than would be necessary for a standard spike base. This could be explained if the helmet originally had an other ranks type eagle with a non-officer base requiring a different configuration of holes. This, I believe, might have been possible if the helmet had bel...
by reservist1
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: GdC out of the woodwork
Replies: 40
Views: 9032

Re: GdC out of the woodwork

Very nice find. Definitely an officer GDC/GKR helmet. Kokardes are correct for officer helmet. The extra holes in the dome are for the studs that retain the standard spike base. For every day wear the eagle and base were replaced with a fluted spike and base.
by reservist1
Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Latest Project
Replies: 11
Views: 2035

Re: Latest Project

The solution will damage "Parkerized" finishes as they are also iron oxide type coatings.
by reservist1
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Latest Project
Replies: 11
Views: 2035

Re: Latest Project

A word of caution about "metal rescue" and other rust removers such as "Evap-o-Rust". These products are quite effective for removing rust from ferrous metals. However, do not use them on blued surfaces (firearms, Jaeger zu Pferde helmets, etc.) as the solution will quickly and completely strip the ...
by reservist1
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian Inf. EM M1915 Pickelhaube - Marking
Replies: 8
Views: 1079

Re: Prussian Inf. EM M1915 Pickelhaube - Marking

Was there a Prussian Infantry Regiment Nr. 55 in 1916? Yes. Infantry Regiment "Count von Dennewitz"(6 Westphalian) Nr.55. The regiment was originally raised in 1860 and garrisoned in Detmold & Bielfeld. I.R. 55 was in the VII Army Corps. At the outbreak of World War I the regiment was a part of the...
by reservist1
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Chinstrap M15 original?
Replies: 8
Views: 2017

Re: Chinstrap M15 original?

The chinstrap with aluminum fittings could also be from a post World War II West German police shako.

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