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by reservist1
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmet marking
Replies: 17
Views: 1001

Re: Helmet marking

A "go with" for the helmet and Tony's superb shoulder strap. The owner of the stein was originally in FAR 61 and then assigned to the Field artillery school.
by reservist1
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmet marking
Replies: 17
Views: 1001

Re: Helmet marking

The marking in your helmet is Field Artillery School located in Jueterbog.

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by reservist1
Sat May 16, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: grenadier eagle?
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: grenadier eagle?

Steve: Yes it is. One of my favorite helmets.

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by reservist1
Sat May 16, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: grenadier eagle?
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: grenadier eagle?

Here is an example of the helmet for Grenadier Regiment zu Pferd Nr. 3 with the correct front plate.
DR03.jpg
by reservist1
Mon May 11, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Computer Program for Collector Inventory
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: Computer Program for Collector Inventory

I second Steve's post about Microsoft Access. A very good and flexible database that is easy to set up ands use.
by reservist1
Wed May 06, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian KIR 145 OR helmet with plume
Replies: 16
Views: 1994

Re: Prussian KIR 145 OR helmet with plume

Philippe,


thank you for correcting my mistake.


regards,

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by reservist1
Mon May 04, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian KIR 145 OR helmet with plume
Replies: 16
Views: 1994

Re: Prussian KIR 145 OR helmet with plume

Steve: It is my understanding that 1905 is the year KJR 145 was awarded a black parade bush.

Regards,

Reservist1
by reservist1
Sat May 02, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian KIR 145 OR helmet with plume
Replies: 16
Views: 1994

Re: Prussian KIR 145 OR helmet wiht plume

Here is an example of an issue KIR 145 helmet made by Hermann Clemen. The helmet is dated 1905 and has been fitted with the spread wing grenadier front plate. In this instance the loops on the front plate have been moved inward to fit the original holes in the helmet body. KIR [attachment=1]KIR 145....
by reservist1
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: The Kaiser’s Prize (Kaiserschiessabzeichen)
Replies: 18
Views: 1925

Re: The Kaiser’s Prize (Kaiserschiessabzeichen)

Steve: I have parts 1, 2 and 3 of Schiers article and an article by Bernd Wedeking and Markus Bodeaux on Navy Kaiser Prizes. Send me a PM with your email address an I will scan and send what sections you need.
by reservist1
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: The Kaiser’s Prize (Kaiserschiessabzeichen)
Replies: 18
Views: 1925

Re: The Kaiser’s Prize (Kaiserschiessabzeichen)

The pictured Kaiserschnur is mine and is an enlisted version for the first award. The Kaiserschnur for the second award has the same shield as found on marksmanship awards 5th through 8th class at it upper end and a gold colored cord is interwoven through the length of the schnur. The award for offi...
by reservist1
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: The Kaiser’s Prize (Kaiserschiessabzeichen)
Replies: 18
Views: 1925

Re: The Kaiser’s Prize (Kaiserschiessabzeichen)

Here are a few more Kaiser/King's prize awards. KPART.jpg Bavarian Infantry and Artillery HPART2.jpg Prussian Artillery dated 1905 and 1906. The only unit to win an artillery Kaiser Prize in consecutive years was the 5th Battery of Artillery Regiment 4. JKP14.jpg As previously indicated the last awa...
by reservist1
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 19th(2nd Alsatian) Fortress Pioneer Battalion EM M95
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Re: 19th(2nd Alsatian) Fortress Pioneer Battalion EM M95

The 19th Pioneer Bn. was formed in 1893. On 27 January 1902 it was given the name 2nd. Alsatian Pioneer Bn. Number 19.

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by reservist1
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: Foot Artillery Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1874

Re: Foot Artillery Question

Formations und Uniformierungsgeschichte des Prussisches Heeres 1808 bis1914 by Paul Pietsch, in volume2, page 199 indicates the date as 1874.

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by reservist1
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: Foot Artillery Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1874

Re: Foot Artillery Question

The German Artillery from 1871 to 1914,uniforms and equipment by Ulrich Herr and Jens Nguyen indicate on page 406 that the only foot artillery unit authorized a parade plume prior to 1913 was the Guard Foot Artillery, white for officers & other ranks, red for buglers. An AKO dated 16 June 1913 auth...
by reservist1
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: WTB: MG08/15 Bipods
Replies: 6
Views: 2903

Re: WTB: MG08/15 Bipods

I have a period photo of an adjustable bipod on a T Gew. you might like. Please contact me via email at [email protected] for a copy. I tried to send a PM through this site but to no avail.


Regards,

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by reservist1
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Chinstrap and markings
Replies: 7
Views: 1317

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: 2034

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: 5264

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: 4333

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: 3950

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: 2466

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: 3612

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: 5650

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: 17791

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: 10222

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: 10222

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: 3259

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: 3259

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: 2453

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: 2453

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: 5085

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: 5085

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: 3302

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: 1063

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: 3985

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: 3985

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: 3985

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: 6411

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: 2181

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: 14893

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: 15592

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: 5335

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: 3916

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: 2536

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: 2812

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: Officer and OR's Kokarden
Replies: 56
Views: 27614

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: Officer and OR's Kokarden
Replies: 56
Views: 27614

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: 2587

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: 4609

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: 52215

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.