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by Chip Minx
Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Open season on identification
Replies: 187
Views: 37348

Re: Open season on identification

Joe,

You can make out the number on the straps? The only prewar infantry regiment that had troops stationed in Mühlhausen i.Th., was I.R.167.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National World War I Museum in Kansas City
Replies: 9
Views: 2676

Re: National World War I Museum in Kansas City

...and if you make it to K.C., be sure to look me up. I live just ten minutes from the museum and always enjoy going back.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Open season on identification
Replies: 187
Views: 37348

Re: Open season on identification

Joe,

Mühlhausen was in the XI.A.K., nominally, Prussian/Kurhessen. I think this pretty much follows the line of previous discussions of the units from this corps wearing a mixture of Prussian and Hessian buckles and helmets.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Gew. 98 Cleaning Kit - Authentic Imperial Army Issue?
Replies: 9
Views: 4924

Re: Gew. 98 Cleaning Kit - Authentic Imperial Army Issue?

Here is a WWI German cleaning kit. This one was posted on the French WWI website by a member who goes by the name Eparges. You can see all of the contents. I have a fieldgray painted example tin, but, alas, without the contents. Chip http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/7820/germanriflecleaningkitf.jpg
by Chip Minx
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: The Too-Hard Basket
Replies: 31
Views: 7559

Re: The Too-Hard Basket

I thought all members of this "corps" were officers. This kid has enlisted straps and cap cockades.
by Chip Minx
Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Epaulettes
Replies: 1
Views: 1362

Re: Epaulettes

I can tell you that the only one he identifies is misidentified. That epaulette is for Ulans and last time I checked, the Garde du Corps were heavy cavalry.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German Mützen
Replies: 11
Views: 2934

Re: German Mützen

I do free pre-post consulting. :D
by Chip Minx
Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German Mützen
Replies: 11
Views: 2934

Re: German Mützen

I believe the Germans referred to a cap with this shape as a Tellermütze. It's certainly not a Feldmütze and I don't think Krätzchen is appropriate either.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M1915 GdC Helmet Plate
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

Re: M1915 GdC Helmet Plate

Super find! =D>

Chip
by Chip Minx
Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Open season on identification
Replies: 187
Views: 37348

Re: Open season on identification

ukturk, Thanks for you thoughts concerning this patch. It never did look to be quite the correct shape to be the Turkish patch, but before the Osprey book came out with the color scheme of the Turkish patches, it was the closest thing that I had seen. Do you have any source material or do you know o...
by Chip Minx
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: $300.00 for shipping
Replies: 4
Views: 2236

Re: $300.00 for shipping

I guess he is covering himself in case the helmet only sells for the minimum. #-o
by Chip Minx
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Prussian Cavalry EM Issued Sword M1889 - Ersatz Version?
Replies: 3
Views: 2479

Re: Prussian Cavalry EM Issued Sword M1889 - Ersatz Version?

Ron, I think the reason that you have received no answers is that nobody knows for sure. I have seen these swords in wartime photos occasionally. My guess is that they were probably export versions of their M89 issue cavalry sword. I don't recall ever seeing one with unit marks on it, which could ma...
by Chip Minx
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Open season on identification
Replies: 187
Views: 37348

Re: Open season on identification

ukturk, Perhaps you would care to comment on this patch. I have had it for many years, but have not been able to identify it. I know that some of the Turkish storm troops wore something similar on their upper left sleeve, but I think it was more of a square than a rectangle. The Osprey book on the O...
by Chip Minx
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Pre-war German Sleeve Insignia - Need Help with ID & Value
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

Re: Pre-war German Sleeve Insignia - Need Help with ID & Val

Loosecannon, Though I already gave you some rough evaluations, I can tell you that though these patches are not common, in general, when you find one here in the States, 99% of the time they are going to be exact duplicates of these. So what does this do to the value? Well, they are what they are, b...
by Chip Minx
Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: The Forgotten Faschinenmesser
Replies: 42
Views: 53909

Re: The Forgotten Faschinenmesser

Larry,

Pietsch calls the one with the leather carrier a "Feldartillerie Seitengewehr (Faschinenmesser) U/M".

He calls the one with the "swirled" brass handle the "Seitengewehr M48"

For what it's worth.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Pre-war German Sleeve Insignia - Need Help with ID & Value
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

Re: Pre-war German Sleeve Insignia - Need Help with ID & Val

I have seen all of these insignia before and have many of them myself. They fall into the category of captured warehouse items. They may well have come from the same warehouses as the mint helmets that were sent back to the States to be latter given as premiums to war bond buyers. All of these insig...
by Chip Minx
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmets walk-in at Minnesota Military Show in St Paul
Replies: 18
Views: 3445

Re: Helmets walk-in at Minnesota Military Show in St Paul

I'm loving that steel bugle! :o Way to go Alan!

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Infantry M1910 Feldmütze
Replies: 17
Views: 4570

Re: Bavarian Infantry M1910 Feldmütze

Ron, I guess my answer to your being overseas is to ask to see things here before you make your decisions. Your assumptions as to how the NCO type cockade got on the cap make sense. It is possible to get the prongs in between the outer gray wool and the cotton lining. Occasionally, you see a cap whe...
by Chip Minx
Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Infantry M1910 Feldmütze
Replies: 17
Views: 4570

Re: Bavarian Infantry M1910 Feldmütze

Ron, Normally, the so-called NCO cockades are smaller than the sew-on type. I don't think the bottom (Prussian) one is sewn on. I may be wrong, but that black thread is probably a remnant left from the original sew-on enlisted cockade. You can feel the lining to see if the brads are still inside. Chip
by Chip Minx
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Infantry M1910 Feldmütze
Replies: 17
Views: 4570

Re: Bavarian Infantry M1910 Feldmütze

Ron, I'm not the last word on anything, but I have seen a lot of stuff over the years. You kinda get a feel for it. Regarding markings, I would say that there are fonts that you look for. Then, it is a combination of things, the size of the stamps, multiple stamps that are very similar (like on this...
by Chip Minx
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Infantry M1910 Feldmütze
Replies: 17
Views: 4570

Re: Bavarian Infantry M1910 Feldmütze

Unfortunately, the stamps are fake. The cockades look suspect too. I think the cap may be a re-enactor's special. It takes a while to learn these things, so please get help here before diving in. I hate to curb your obvious enthusiasm, but take an old collector's advice, learn first, buy second. Bes...
by Chip Minx
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Prussian Seitengewehr S98/05nA & Troddel
Replies: 6
Views: 3459

Re: Prussian Seitengewehr S98/05nA - Need Help to Pick Trodd

Ron,

It's hard to tell. Perhaps the strap is just rolled and would look fine flat. The picture is so small that it is difficult to see what is really going on. My first impression was that the strap had been replaced, but on second look, it appears that it may just be misshapen.

Regards,
Chip
by Chip Minx
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Prussian Seitengewehr S98/05nA & Troddel
Replies: 6
Views: 3459

Re: Prussian Seitengewehr S98/05nA - Need Help to Pick Trodd

Ron,

That first one looks all yellow, which would be the 11th company. The short gray strap is wartime.

Forget the second one. :wink:

Chip
by Chip Minx
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: I would be grateful for any help with this picture
Replies: 7
Views: 2033

Re: I would be grateful for any help with this picture

Here is what the M15 enlisted strap looked like. Every example that I have seen from this unit have both the letter "T" and the "7" fashioned from cord, while all other units had the "T" and number chainstitched on.

Chip

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by Chip Minx
Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Hat Insignia
Replies: 13
Views: 4868

Re: Hat Insignia

joerookery wrote:And this hat insignia would be??? :-k :-k :-k
That of a forestry official.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Hat Insignia
Replies: 13
Views: 4868

Re: Hat Insignia

Here's the description of the Portepee. It was was made from gilt wire and blue silk. The bottom was "acorn shaped" like an army Portepee, but all gilt. The cap, stem, slider and strap were a mixture of gold and blue.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: do you like the sound of music ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3786

Re: do you like the sound of music ?

Great ensemble! Those Musikmeister boards are awesome!

Chip
by Chip Minx
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Shoulder Board Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 1459

Re: Shoulder Board Identification

Well explained Glenn. Thanks for the extra effort. But just for clarification, the Train troops had worn the Kaliblau shoulder straps since September 21, 1915. The new units formed in the reorganization of 1917 continued to wear this pattern strap, only with the new unit numbers. Isn't this correct?...
by Chip Minx
Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Shoulder Board Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 1459

Re: Shoulder Board Identification

There is no information currently available regarding the wartime formed units of the Train. There is info for the prewar battalions, but it gets very complicated during the war with various reorganizations taking place. There is supposed to be a book coming out by Jürgen Kraus that should have some...
by Chip Minx
Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prussian Sword Portepee or Bayonet Trodell
Replies: 30
Views: 9911

Re: Prussian Sword Portepee or Bayonet Trodell

The seller is wrong. The green in this case indicates Jäger, not Saxony. This appears to be an Oberjäger knot, equivalent to a infantry NCO knot. Used by most Jäger units. It has nothing to do with MG units.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Wachstuch Überzug - or Manöver Tschako?
Replies: 9
Views: 2230

Re: Wachstuch Überzug - or Manöver Tschako?

When you think about it, he does look like the cowboy from the Village People. :color:
by Chip Minx
Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Wachstuch Überzug - or Manöver Tschako?
Replies: 9
Views: 2230

Re: Wachstuch Überzug - or Manöver Tschako?

Gustaf wrote:I think there may be a leeetle girl in all of us!
Oh gawd! Now, you come out! Why now?!!! :queen:
by Chip Minx
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Wachstuch Überzug - or Manöver Tschako?
Replies: 9
Views: 2230

Re: Wachstuch Überzug - or Manöver Tschako?

I'm voting for Überzug. :)

Chip
by Chip Minx
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Uniform ID Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1706

Re: Uniform ID Help

There would have been two sizes of collar patches. The normal Waffenrock (this tunic) patches were a bit wider and about half to 3/4 the length of the longer patches for the Litewka. Here's a picture of a pair of Waffenrock sized patch. You can see the relative shape as opposed to the patches on you...
by Chip Minx
Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Uniform ID Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1706

Re: Uniform ID Help

usa1918 wrote:My first foray into photo posting. How'd it work?
Keith
Keith,

Rather than copy the links that go back to Image Shack for viewing, you could use the specific forum links that don't require the viewer to open a new window.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Uniform ID Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1706

Re: Uniform ID Help

This tunic has the attributes of an M13 field uniform for the Beamten of the Kassenwesen (paymaster department). Everything looks pretty much as it should be. The collar patches (the colors are correct) are not the size I would have expected, nor are they positioned well . Normally, photos show them...
by Chip Minx
Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Book estate sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1656

Re: Book estate sale

Thanks for the tip Joe. I could use a few of those if the prices are reasonable.

Regards,
Chip
by Chip Minx
Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Artillery Mannschaften M1873 Säbel
Replies: 21
Views: 5571

Re: Prussian Artillery Mannschaften M1873 Säbel

Ron, It is a simple matter of tradition. Officer's traditionally carried swords into combat. Very early on in WWI it was realized that this made them easy targets for the enemy. As the officer casualties mounted, the higher command gave orders that the officer's no longer wear their swords in the fi...
by Chip Minx
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prussian Sword Portepee or Bayonet Trodell
Replies: 30
Views: 9911

Re: Prussian Sword Portepee or Bayonet Trodell

Here are my five issue Faustriemen.

Chip

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by Chip Minx
Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Artillery Mannschaften M1873 Säbel
Replies: 21
Views: 5571

Re: Prussian Artillery Mannschaften M1873 Säbel

Ron, While there are exceptions to everything, generally speaking, here are the answers, A Portepee is an officer's knot (also worn by Vizefeldwebel, Fähnrich, Feldwebel, Offizierstellvertreter and Feldwebelleutnant). They came with leather strap or with a woven metallic strap (Bavarian pattern). Ty...
by Chip Minx
Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Where's Willi?
Replies: 10
Views: 2319

Re: Where's Willi?

Now, that is funny! =D>
by Chip Minx
Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Artillery Mannschaften M1873 Säbel
Replies: 21
Views: 5571

Re: Prussian Artillery Mannschaften M1873 Säbel

Ron, The second Faustriemen would work too (notice the white slider). The only difference is that it is a private purchase piece and I think you would rather have an issue example with your issue sword. As an artillery Faustriemen, it would match your cap in theory, but the knot is a possible combat...
by Chip Minx
Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Artillery Mannschaften M1873 Säbel
Replies: 21
Views: 5571

Re: Prussian Artillery Mannschaften M1873 Säbel

Ron,

The one with the red plaited leather slider is perfect! The ones with the colored slides (white, red and yellow) are particular to the mounted artillery. The identification is correct, i.e., 2.Abt., 6.Batt.. I'd snap that one up! If you don't, let me know where it is! :lol:

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prussian Sword Portepee or Bayonet Trodell
Replies: 30
Views: 9911

Re: Prussian Sword Portepee or Bayonet Trodell

I'd love to see of picture of those marked Faustriemen. I have a nice collection of troddeln by now, but I'm having a great deal of trouble of finding Faustriemen. If you're ever interested in trading, I have a nice spare Württemberg NCO and a Jäger troddel. I will try to get that done today. The i...
by Chip Minx
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: 500th post - A few portraits to celebrate
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

Re: 500th post - A few portraits to celebrate

//Probably a silly question, but have you got an example in your collection? // No doubt the bastage has a Feldgrau FAR25. GAWD I hate that man! :cussing: Good news Tony.....you don't have to hate me! I don't have a M1907 from this regiment! :-" http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/6376/08310.jpg
by Chip Minx
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pilgrimmage to Festung von Schnurr
Replies: 26
Views: 1973

Re: Pilgrimmage to Festung von Schnurr

ok. If it will end this pointless Bud obsession #-o every night after we drank Pilsner Urquell, Czechvar, Warsteiner, Becks, and Dab plus local micro-brewerie beers at the local pubs. With that much beer flowing, I'll have to check out the flight schedules to N.B.! :lol: :freak: :drunken: :occasion5:
by Chip Minx
Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: 500th post - A few portraits to celebrate
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

Re: 500th post - A few portraits to celebrate

I think the ID of the Hessian "dragoons" is off. Dragoons should have standing collars and the straps look wrong. My guess is that they are mounted personnel from the Hessian FAR 25. Could you zoom in on the shoulder board of the guy on the left? It looks like there is something underneath the cyphe...
by Chip Minx
Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pilgrimmage to Festung von Schnurr
Replies: 26
Views: 1973

Re: Pilgrimmage to Festung von Schnurr

argonne wrote:For "our" part, we prefer "das einzig wahre Warsteiner" Bier!
Philippe,

I think your Puppe has had one too many doobies! :o

Chip