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by dave mosher
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Ulanka fieldgrey??
Replies: 3
Views: 2120

Re: Ulanka fieldgrey??

This is the correct collar and cuff litzen to "restore" it back to an enlisted 1 GUR ulanka.
by dave mosher
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Ulanka fieldgrey??
Replies: 3
Views: 2120

Re: Ulanka fieldgrey??

IMO, it certainly started out as a legit enlisted M 1907/10 1GUR ulanka. Now, if the jacket was upgraded to officer, the cuff litzen would be appropriate, but the litzen on the collar is totally wrong. The single litzen bars shown on your ulanka is for the M-1915 Bluse of a grenadier infantry office...
by dave mosher
Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Help needed for schirmutze identification
Replies: 2
Views: 1586

Re: Help needed for schirmutze identification

Gianluca When eligible former officers were put back in service but were not assigned any official duty or capacity, they were designated "Offiziere von der Armee" They were further segregated into officers of prior service with foot troops and officers of prior service with mounted troops. Your cap...
by dave mosher
Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Tschapka feldzeichen
Replies: 19
Views: 4469

Re: Tschapka feldzeichen

I don't collect EM uniforms and headgear but I ended up with this Saxon feldzeichen years ago in a trade. I presumed it was correct, based on the nice construction and look of the badge, but I didn't know conclusively since I had seen so few of these things. I was a bit disheartened when Brian had s...
by dave mosher
Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Guard Officer Bluse
Replies: 5
Views: 2388

Re: Guard Officer Bluse

Thank you both for your comments. I had sold my feldbluses over the past years in order to focus on M-1910 officer waffenrocks, but this one "sang" to me. Every once in a while, I'll see a officer feldbluse w/ double litzen on the collar, but this is the first I had seen with either the single grena...
by dave mosher
Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Your thoughts on this Flieger tunic welcome
Replies: 1
Views: 1438

Re: Your thoughts on this Flieger tunic welcome

Hello Just my observations: If this is supposed to be a M-15 Bluse, it obviously shouldn't have buttons down the front (M-10 crown buttons at that). If it is a M-10 with a simplified cuff, it shouldn't have the green Bluse collar and should be piped down the front and on the rear scallops. What does...
by dave mosher
Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Rare Schirmmutze
Replies: 2
Views: 1875

Re: Rare Schirmmutze

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I think you nailed it! Very rare and very cool...

Regards

Dave
by dave mosher
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Guard Officer Bluse
Replies: 5
Views: 2388

Guard Officer Bluse

Wie gehts: I would like to share a few pics of the Prussian Guard officer's feldbluse I was able to pick up recently. The "Old Prussian" litzen with matt silver Spiegel and the plain, non-cyphered white-piped boards would identify the jacket to a leutnant of the 5. Garde-Regt. zu Fuss. There were on...
by dave mosher
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Dragoner Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 3946

Re: Dragoner Restoration

Brian Aside from Arran's correct assessment of this helmet starting out as a Bavarian, this is not the plate for DR 1, but rather a guard eagle that was never punched for a star, and the posts were positioned in the incorrect spacing to match the holes. Here is a DR 1 plate which has the bandeau thr...
by dave mosher
Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Waffenrock to identify
Replies: 6
Views: 2812

Re: Waffenrock to identify

I believe it is a Wurttemberg Model 1871 infantry waffenrock for an Unteroffizier. No shoulder straps to identify the regiment, but Grenadier Regiments 119 and 123 would be excluded, since they utilized Swedish cuffs and had litzen on both the collar and cuffs. Don't know what the other sleeve insig...
by dave mosher
Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Bavarian Pioneer tunic or is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 2302

Re: Bavarian Pioneer tunic or is it?

Paul: With the exception of the boards, this is a M 1910 Bavarian engineer (not pioneer) officer's waffenrock as a military administrator (Beamte) with the correct engineer officer tabs. The M1916 boards on the tunic appear to be for either the future piece time uniform or the litewka of the 1st Bav...
by dave mosher
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Schirmmutzes
Replies: 60
Views: 38125

Re: Feldgrau Schirmmutzes

Another cavalry officer's schirmmutze for Husaren-Regt. Kaiser Nikolaus II von Russland Nr.8

Dave

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by dave mosher
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau Schirmmutzes
Replies: 60
Views: 38125

Re: Feldgrau Schirmmutzes

Something new on this thread. Here is an officer's schirmmutze for Husaren-Regt. Landgraf Friedrich II von Hessen-Homburg Nr. 14. Very "patriotic" isn't it?...

Dave

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by dave mosher
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New Spike With an Old Controversy
Replies: 1
Views: 983

New Spike With an Old Controversy

Gents: A nice pre-1890 Prussian dragoon officer's spike I picked up. Everything was complete and proper with a single cockade. However, to my mind we never resolved to my satisfaction as to when (or if) the single-banded what is called the "NCO cockade" was ever used as an officer cockade. Regards D...
by dave mosher
Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen Offizier Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 25 ab 1915 Parade
Replies: 37
Views: 8893

Something to go along with the helmet.

Regards

Dave

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by dave mosher
Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: IR 94 Wappen
Replies: 21
Views: 4343

Speaking of lack of uniformity in the first postcard: I noted six M-1907 feldgrau waffenrocks, three darker (blue?) M-1900 mannschafts-litewkas with breast pockets, one light (gray?) M-1900 mannschafts-litewka with breast pockets but no collar tabs or shoulder straps, three darker(blue?) M-1903 mann...
by dave mosher
Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Uhlans with camo steel helmets
Replies: 8
Views: 3212

I think you have some "fierce" Bavarian chevaulegers rather than ulans in this last picture though...

Regards

Dave
by dave mosher
Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Offizierstellvertreter Pickelhaube? Needing your opinion!
Replies: 22
Views: 5407

Philippe: After reading your comments concerning the 1871/1887 dates, I re-read (ie. re-translated) the info on the various AKOs I had and am providing a couple of corrections. Sorry I confused you, but I obviously was confused too! 1867 - For infantry, the cruciform spike was changed to a plain rou...
by dave mosher
Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Offizierstellvertreter Pickelhaube? Needing your opinion!
Replies: 22
Views: 5407

Philippe: I'll stand by my assessment of your helmet as an unmolested officer's Model 1871 helmet, which was introduced in the AKO of March 3, 1887. I have reviewed standard references (Larcade and Pietsch) concerning the AKOs, as well as a couple of obscure references and this is what I can relate ...
by dave mosher
Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Offizierstellvertreter Pickelhaube? Needing your opinion!
Replies: 22
Views: 5407

Philippe I believe you are "over thinking" your helmet. IMO it is a perfect pre-1880 Prussian reserve officer spike. We have had discussions before on this forum about when the old pattern officer cockade (which you show here) was changed to the larger three ring pattern, and this cockade was design...
by dave mosher
Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Ulanka.
Replies: 7
Views: 2442

Very nice clean private purchase ulanka. With the piping (red) and button color (gilt) combination, the ulanka could have been worn for UR1 through UR4; all Prussian. Piping for officer boards for UR1 would be white with a "crown AIII" cypher for Tsar Alexander III of Russia. Piping for officer boar...
by dave mosher
Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Saxion Husaren
Replies: 6
Views: 4277

A couple more pics for HR 20.

Regards

Dave


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by dave mosher
Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My first Off.Pickelhaube- Dragon Reserv.Officer
Replies: 17
Views: 5138

Sandowa Here is another twin to your helmet with the single cockade and fixed spike, but with the pre-1880 liner. This type of helmet was also used for Prussian Landwehr-Kavallerie officers. With three perfect examples of the smaller "nco" cockade utilized on older officer helmets, has any one pin-p...
by dave mosher
Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Turning in my rifle and Kevlar® helmet
Replies: 30
Views: 7885

Tony

Congratulations on your short-lived retirement and your new career. Pretty sweet retirement present, also...

Dave
by dave mosher
Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: KÜRASSIER Rgt. 7 Seydlitz
Replies: 9
Views: 5263

Tony

You are right on the straps...but I have seen (and own) much stranger anomolies on private purchase tunics so I still believe it is a totally legitimate piece.

Dave
by dave mosher
Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: KÜRASSIER Rgt. 7 Seydlitz
Replies: 9
Views: 5263

It is an incredibly nice, totally correct private purchase M 1907/10 waffenrock for an Unteroffizier of K.R.7.

Regards

Dave
by dave mosher
Mon May 12, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Konigs Ulanen Regiment (1st Hannoversches) Nr. 13 Officer
Replies: 3
Views: 5054

John:

You have been very busy! Beautiful grouping.

Dave
by dave mosher
Mon May 12, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 1st Nassauisches Infantry Regiment Nr.87
Replies: 2
Views: 3978

John:

Amazing grouping. The helmet has always been on my "wish list"...

Regards

Dave
by dave mosher
Mon May 12, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Guard Officer
Replies: 8
Views: 3803

Interestingly, the order above the Johnniter Order is the Russian St. Anne and below it is the Russian St. Stanislas...

Regards

Dave
by dave mosher
Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Flak in macedonia
Replies: 39
Views: 9861

Another interesting pic of an officer wearing a scroll helm in Macedonia. It appears he is not infantry (has swedish cuffs). Don't know what the story is with his feldmutze next to him...maybe he was a "switch hitter"....

Regards

Dave

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by dave mosher
Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Anyone here live near or in Orlando Florida?
Replies: 10
Views: 5086

Tony:

I live in Jacksonville, about 1-1/2 hours away. If you have any interest, I could call Bob Scott and Mark Avery, who live in Orlando, and see if we can meet for dinner one evening.

Dave
by dave mosher
Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Dave Mosher
Replies: 6
Views: 3824

Oh, sweet balls of camphor!!! I just happened to see this today and I will state emphatically it probably wasn't me...although it would answer a few questions about the tree bark in my hair and marks on my upper back (I thought Joe and the "Boyz" had slipped a Mickey into my pizza) so I'm actually a...
by dave mosher
Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German aviation uniform Q's
Replies: 5
Views: 3410

There is a tunic on ebay titled as a major’s tunic of the 1st Saxon Flieger Corps. Price is high. http://cgi.ebay.de/Sachsen-Luftstreitkraefte-Majors-Uniform-Jacke-SELTEN_W0QQitemZ170169455215QQihZ007QQcategoryZ34653QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Yes, but it was only a Saxon artillery office...
by dave mosher
Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Third Class Division; First Class Tailor
Replies: 20
Views: 8458

Chas: Very nice! I love the beautiful tailoring on the rough wool officer's combat tunic you have here. I have one which appears to have been lined with someone's pajamas in the sleeves! Does it appear that all of the original buttons are M-15 buttons? Regards Dave P.M. me about the Prussian officer...
by dave mosher
Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Imperial German Cloth Headgear Guide is open
Replies: 16
Views: 8969

Charles:

Same red piped and banded cap; just a landwehr cross on the cockade...

Dave

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by dave mosher
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A mid-month Mütze for the Bayern Jäger fans
Replies: 8
Views: 2919

Tony

Beautiful cap. Although it is not "grau", I can certainly appreciate the condition and rarity of visor.... :D

Mark

Can you share some pics of your figures? What scale and period(s) do you paint? I wouldn't mind a thread on WW1 figure painting and /or models (I paint also).

Regards

Dave
by dave mosher
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Who is Fritz Jürgens ???
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Maxime If he was born in 1875, I would presume this picture would date to 1893-1896 or so. He is definately an infantryman based on the Brandenberg cuffs. Although foot artillery also uses them, there are no cyphered Prussian foot artillery regiments and the base color on the straps would be white. ...
by dave mosher
Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Jäger Krätchen
Replies: 7
Views: 4067

Mark: The Bavarian Einheitsmutze would be completely feldgrau. Prussian (and other states other than Bavarian) used the medium apple green "Tuch" which was also used on the collars of the Bluses. A M-1910 jager mutze would use the graugrun top (not feldgrau) and the medium to dark green piping and b...
by dave mosher
Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Jäger Krätchen
Replies: 7
Views: 4067

Pionier: Great cap in wonderful condition! However, from the color in your photos I dont't believe you have a jager cap but rather a Einheitsmutze (universal cap) which was introduced in 1916 and was used to replace and simplify all of the prior differing colored band and piping combinations. Intere...
by dave mosher
Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxon Garde Reiter 1st Regiment Grouping
Replies: 19
Views: 7163

John: Beautiful grouping! As you stated, I don't think the sword knot is correct. It doesn't appear that the Unteroffizier tape is added to the tresse so his rank would be a Obergefreiter. I'm not sure at what point the 1st level of NCOs (Gefreiter, Obergefreiter, Unteroffizier, Sergeant)would be al...
by dave mosher
Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: My Grandfather - Which Regiment?
Replies: 4
Views: 2136

Egerland: Based on the boots, tunic pattern and cuff, your man was either in the field artillery, train or dragoons. The Faustriemen doesn't help since all of these units used this type of sword strap and tassel (the train actually looks a little different being all leather like the husar regiments)...
by dave mosher
Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine Schirmmütze
Replies: 18
Views: 9359

Beautiful items, Chas. I still have a small empty place in my heart when I let loose of my naval schirmmutze to a good home... :)

Regards

Dave
by dave mosher
Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A triple update: Dragoner Regt. König Friedrich III Nr. 8
Replies: 18
Views: 6686

Tony:
You were right! There have been some VERY nice items shown on the forum this week, capping it off with your spectacular grouping. Congratulations on two years, "Herr Hauptmann". :D



Regards

Dave
by dave mosher
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Kurassier_Regiment Graf Gessler (Rheinisches) Nr. 8 Grouping
Replies: 7
Views: 8118

Kurassier_Regiment Graf Gessler (Rheinisches) Nr. 8 Grouping

Wie gehts: Here is a M-1910 officer's waffenrock, schirmmutze, feldbinde and pickelhaube for a leutnant of KR 8, part of the VIII AK and garrisoned in Deutz which I was able to complete. The piping color is hellgrun (light green). A few things to notice for kurassier waffenrocks are the piping along...
by dave mosher
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: M15 steel helmet Wappen
Replies: 47
Views: 30541

Joe:

I think the bavarian jaeger plate is smaller and a more "compressed" shape. You make the call...

Dave

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by dave mosher
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: M15 steel helmet Wappen
Replies: 47
Views: 30541

Joe: Regimentals has a gray Mecklenburg Schwerin jaeger tschako for sale. Perhaps he would allow a photo or two... By the way, the subject of this article and your arrangement is top-notch!!! Regards Dave P.S. I was just scanning German evil-bay and saw there is a gray Bavarian jaeger tschako for sa...
by dave mosher
Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Not just your average frosty Krätzchen
Replies: 9
Views: 3410

RoyA wrote:Holy crap!
Spectacular!!
Tony

If that means "good", then "Holy double crap" from me! :D Nice mutze...

Dave
by dave mosher
Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Imperial German Cloth Headgear Guide is open
Replies: 16
Views: 8969

Tony,

A phenomenal reference work. Congratulations!!

Dave
by dave mosher
Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 2. Badisches Dragoner-Regt. Nr. 21 Grouping
Replies: 8
Views: 7890

Thanks all for your comments. Joe, the helmet was obtained as part of a trade deal. Here is a better shot of the helmet.

Dave

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by dave mosher
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Kratzchen collection
Replies: 10
Views: 3839

Lurch

The color combos for this mutze is actually for either HR 13 or HR 14, based on the shade of blue on the top. From the photo, I would think it was for HR 14, with the darker blue color.

Regards

Dave