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by Chip Minx
Mon May 20, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: IR. 119
Replies: 6
Views: 1933

Re: IR. 119

Thanks Joe. :thumb up:

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sun May 19, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: IR. 119
Replies: 6
Views: 1933

Re: IR. 119

Joe,

Would you provide a close-up of that shoulder strap? It's difficult to see it in the full photo.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sun May 19, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: w. Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 413 shoulder strap
Replies: 8
Views: 2898

Re: w. Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 413 shoulder strap

My guess is that it is an artillery officer's board. I can see where another device was attached above the top pip on this very crowded shoulder board. I don't have access to my reference today, but the red underlay would make sense with artillery and I'm relatively sure there was a unit with this n...
by Chip Minx
Sun May 19, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: III. Landsturm Eskadron / II. Bayer. Armee-Korps
Replies: 2
Views: 1507

Re: III. Landsturm Eskadron / II. Bayer. Armee-Korps

He's wearing the tunic of the Bavarian Ulanen, identified by the Polish style cuffs. The Chevauleger wore Swedish cuffs. I'm sure there are some regulations explaining how the various Landsturm units were outfitted. I suspect it can be found in Kraus, but I do not have access my library today.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sun May 19, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Bavarian Stoßtrupp sleeve insignia, Bapaume 1916-ish
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Re: Bavarian Stoßtrupp sleeve insignia, Bapaume 1916-ish

There is a line drawing of this insigia in the Kraus book (Band 1).

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sun May 19, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: "Sturmbegleitbatterie" with 7.7 cm Infanterie-Geschütze M18
Replies: 3
Views: 1578

Re: "Sturmbegleitbatterie" with 7.7 cm Infanterie-Geschütze

This is part of a series of photos that was taken of this unit. The Imperial War Museum has them in it's photographic archives. One of the photos clearly shows the shoulder strap of the Infanterie Geschütz Batterie Nr.2. Though it was nominally Bavarian, it did have non-Bavarian members that wore th...
by Chip Minx
Sun May 19, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Schirmmütze M1917??
Replies: 14
Views: 8452

Re: Schirmmütze M1917??

It's certainly not a Prussian style (which would include Saxons) universal Schirmmütze. Only a Bavarian cap would have the band in the same material as the rest of the cap. But a Bavarian example would not have red piping. It looks like it could be a period piece, but is most likely some sort of pri...
by Chip Minx
Thu May 16, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: WWI Austro-Hungarian caps
Replies: 34
Views: 16992

Re: WWI Austro-Hungarian caps

Brian,

What do you think of the visor? It seems much thicker than ones on any cap I have seen. The visor on my Hechtgrau is paper thin!

Chip
by Chip Minx
Thu May 16, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Gummimask cloth carrier bag (Segeltuchtasche 16)
Replies: 20
Views: 5126

Re: Gummimask cloth carrier bag (Segeltuchtasche 16)

That is an excellent set. I believe the markings are period. Though manufactured in Germany, this is an Austrian issue and the markings are typical of an Austrian unit. The F.K.25 stands for Feldkanonen Regiment Nr. 25. The 140 is the man's matrical number. I'm not sure about the "J", but it could b...
by Chip Minx
Sun May 05, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: buckle cavalryman
Replies: 1
Views: 1828

Re: buckle cavalryman

The mounted buckle worked on the same principle as the dismounted buckle, but it took a different hook attachment on the belt. The belts that go with this style buckle are quite hard to find.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sun May 05, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Help identifying a feldmutze cockade please
Replies: 3
Views: 2221

Re: Help identifying a feldmutze cockade please

It looks to be a Hessen piece to me.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sun May 05, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Shoulder strap of the....??
Replies: 2
Views: 1809

Re: Shoulder strap of the....??

Hi Milosz,

It is Feld-Artillerie Abteilung Nr. 294, which according to British intelligence, was stationed in Germany and not in the field in the Fall of 1917. I don't own Kraus's book on the wartime field artillery units, but in von Stein's research, it was last identified with the 17.Armee.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sun May 05, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feldgrau unpiped trousers
Replies: 1
Views: 1739

Re: Feldgrau unpiped trousers

Hi Dan, They absolutely made Reithosen and Stiefelhosen without piping. Regular infantry Tuchhosen with red piping were made right up until the end of the war, though the feldgrau cloth was replaced by a gray color called "graue Grundtuch" for a period of time. The feldgrau color eventually returned...
by Chip Minx
Sun May 05, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Buttons
Replies: 4
Views: 2733

Re: Buttons

I have a lot of buttons too. Most of them are imperial German, but the only ones I collect are company numbered buttons (and I'll include collar disks). I have a few livery type German buttons as well.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sun May 05, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Jacket
Replies: 1
Views: 1788

Re: Jacket

It's difficult to say 100% from these photos, but it looks like a private purchase tunic from a Prussian field artillery regiment. I say this because of the piping color combination, the Swedish cuffs and the brass buttons.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sun May 05, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Help with identifying a shoulderboard
Replies: 2
Views: 1828

Re: Help with identifying a shoulderboard

Sorry for the delay. I just saw this. One of the more commonly encountered regimental shoulder straps, the "Grenadier-Regt. König Friedrich III. (2.Schlesisches) Nr. 11" strap is a M1915 pattern, originally meant for the Bluse, but also seen as pattern upgrade on earlier model tunics. This regiment ...
by Chip Minx
Sun May 05, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Garde-Infanterie EM Feldmütze M1910
Replies: 29
Views: 8249

Re: Prussian Garde-Infanterie EM Feldmütze M1910

Just one observation....according to the markings, this can only be the 2.Garde-Regiment zu Fuß. The feldgrau material seems more like a private purchase type cloth, but the shortages of 1915 precipitated a lot of strange things out of necessity. My guess would be that the government went out on the...
by Chip Minx
Sun May 05, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxon Trommelschere
Replies: 6
Views: 1892

Re: Saxon Trommelschere

A rare find. Even with the old repairs, a very desirable piece. A Hessen one sold on German Ebay last year, so the rarer models do show up from time to time.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sun May 05, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: More pics of Kürassier Überzug
Replies: 7
Views: 2039

Re: More pics of Kürassier Überzug

Interesting combination of hooks and visor sleeves. I am assuming that the hooks were a later addition? I have never seen a D.R.P. marked cover with hooks before. I have an issue, unit marked J.z.P cover that I bought from the Norm Hobson estate back in the 1970s. I had two such covers, but sent one...
by Chip Minx
Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Could you please identify these shoulder straps?
Replies: 2
Views: 1995

Re: Could you please identify these shoulder straps?

I would say that the straps are those of the Garde Grenadier Rgt. Nr. 4. There is really no other possibility. The blue of their boards was a medium blue, not the dark blue of say the Infanterie Leibregiment Nr.117. The color would actually not appear to be much different than the gray color of the ...
by Chip Minx
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: w. Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 413 shoulder strap
Replies: 8
Views: 2898

Re: w. Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 413 shoulder strap

The 414th was created during the war, so I don't know of any reason that an officer's board from the regiment would be on a Dunkelblau coat. And...having been created when it was (post September 21, 1915) it would have had white underlay on the officer's boards. Frankly, this board is of a width tha...
by Chip Minx
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Damen Orchester Valerie
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

Re: Damen Orchester Valerie

None of them look like any fun to me! :lol:

Chip
by Chip Minx
Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: w. Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 413 shoulder strap
Replies: 8
Views: 2898

Re: w. Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 413 shoulder strap

In 1916 the enlisted men and officer's of some newly formed Saxon and Württemberg Abwehrdivisionen (Nrs. 201-204) were authorized to wear the letters (abbreviated) of their associated location on their shoulder straps. As Drake says, Infanterie Regiment Stuttgart (Nr.413) used the letters "St" on th...
by Chip Minx
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Shoulder strap, Leib-Grenadier Regiment Nr. 8, ca 1890
Replies: 2
Views: 2072

Re: Shoulder strap, Leib-Grenadier Regiment Nr. 8, ca 1890

Nick,

I think the slit in the board was meant to make it a little pouch. You often see shoulder straps used as mementos of a soldier's service time. We see watch pouches, pillow shams, table cloths, blankets, pin cushions and such, all made from shoulder straps.
by Chip Minx
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Shoulder Board Identification
Replies: 1
Views: 1774

Re: Shoulder Board Identification

It sounds like you are describing the cypher of the Anhaltisches Inf.Rgt.Nr. 93. Here is a drawing from Paul Pietsch. If this isn't it, then you will have to post a picture.

Chip

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by Chip Minx
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Unidentified Bavarian Landsturm collar insignia
Replies: 5
Views: 1902

Re: Unidentified Bavarian Landsturm collar insignia

Whatever it is, it's non-regulation. There were plenty of "L's" used for different things in the German army. This one looks more like a Luftschiffer "L" to me. Perhaps they are attached as guards to such a unit. The photo is from some time during the first four months of the war. I have seen other ...
by Chip Minx
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: WWI German in 1/6 scale
Replies: 2
Views: 2549

Re: WWI German in 1/6 scale

Steve did a great job. I spent a day with him getting photographs of my original stuff to be used as reference for the designers. No guess-work here. The only thing I couldn't provide was an early tunic with Brandenburg cuffs. All of my issue enlisted tunics have either Swedish or the Bavarian simpl...
by Chip Minx
Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Uniform Identification Help
Replies: 1
Views: 1781

Re: Uniform Identification Help

I think Guard Train Battalion might be another possibility.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: ... and proud of it! Help needed on IDing a sleeve badge
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

Re: ... and proud of it! Help needed on IDing a sleeve badge

Joe, This is one of those enigmas, wrapped in a mystery. Graudenz is in East Prussia inside the XVII A.K.. I don't see any units with these white Patten with piping. To confuse matters further, he is not wearing a Prussian cockade on his cap. The cap is an old style, one that you would think would h...
by Chip Minx
Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: T-Gewehr/AT-Rifle Soldier Kit.
Replies: 16
Views: 5273

Re: T-Gewehr/AT-Rifle Soldier Kit.

Zoring, The bayonet in the first photo you have shown appears to me a normal 98/05, but if it is actually longer, I suppose it could be a 98/02. The next photo shows an Ersatz bayonet on the soldier closest to the camera and what appears to be an S14? on the man in the rear. The latter one is diffic...
by Chip Minx
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: T-Gewehr/AT-Rifle Soldier Kit.
Replies: 16
Views: 5273

Re: T-Gewehr/AT-Rifle Soldier Kit.

Jeff,

You don't understand. He would rather come by when you are not there! :lol: How do you think Gus got so much stuff? Hint: (with collector's addresses and a U-Haul).

Chip
by Chip Minx
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: T-Gewehr/AT-Rifle Soldier Kit.
Replies: 16
Views: 5273

Re: T-Gewehr/AT-Rifle Soldier Kit.

Gus,

I didn't think you would be holding out on us with something like that in your possession. I thought I had one some years back. The guy did not know what it was, but my interest scared him off. I'm sure he eventually identified it. :cry:

Chip
by Chip Minx
Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: T-Gewehr/AT-Rifle Soldier Kit.
Replies: 16
Views: 5273

Re: T-Gewehr/AT-Rifle Soldier Kit.

Gus,

Tell me that's not your Tasche! :o

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: T-Gewehr/AT-Rifle Soldier Kit.
Replies: 16
Views: 5273

Re: T-Gewehr/AT-Rifle Soldier Kit.

The ammo for these was normally carried in a special shoulder bag. There are no reproductions of it. As you can imagine, they are quite rare.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Uniform Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 1587

Re: Uniform Identification

The "Schlaufen" (cloth strips on the shoulders of the tunic) were authorized on January 3, 1917, so the photo would have been taken some time after that. He was a some point in a unit that was part of the "Alpenkorps" (roughly a division), an elite alpine unit, as evidenced by the Edelweiß flower in...
by Chip Minx
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Uniform Identification
Replies: 6
Views: 2358

Re: Uniform Identification

Michael, It's a nice photo of a handsome couple, but unfortunately, there is not much to go on regarding your great grandfather's unit. I can tell you that the tunic is a model 1903 gray Litewka (undress jacket). The shoulder strap number looks like a "12" to me. Even with that information, it is di...
by Chip Minx
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2012 photos from the show and other stuff
Replies: 42
Views: 10191

Re: SOS 2012 photos from the show and other stuff

Gus,

I'm a little PO'ed that you dropped by the National WWI Museum and didn't give me a call (I'm just ten minutes away!). Maybe next year?

Chip
by Chip Minx
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Garde Pattern Brass Tornister Belt Support Hooks.
Replies: 7
Views: 7364

Re: Garde Pattern Brass Tornister Belt Support Hooks.

I did get a response from one of my German friends, who sent me the following from the book "Das deutsche Reichsheer in seiner neuesten Bekleidung und Ausrüstung". There is no date on the book, but given the units within, it has to be before 1889. Unfortunately, it's only one sentence. http://img542...
by Chip Minx
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Garde Pattern Brass Tornister Belt Support Hooks.
Replies: 7
Views: 7364

Re: Garde Pattern Brass Tornister Belt Support Hooks.

Larry,

I took a look at Pietsch and could find no more than you did. I don't have any answers for you, but I will ask some of my German friends, who have much larger libraries than I.

Regards,
Chip
by Chip Minx
Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Feld-Artiller-Regt. Nr.45 - Uniform and headgear
Replies: 3
Views: 1814

Re: Feld-Artiller-Regt. Nr.45 - Uniform and headgear

Both caps should have a manufacturer's mark in them. This might give a clue. If the visorless one is indeed a Württemberg cap, then it would not belong with this tunic. The visored cap appears to have a Hanseatic reservist cockade, as Ron has mentioned, so it would be a likely candidate. The FAR.45 ...
by Chip Minx
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: ID Help
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

Re: ID Help

James, If it's a shoulder strap, I don't know what it could could have been removed from. Certainly, it is not from a military uniform. The navy insignia represents an Oberfeuermeister, but it is not an official piece of insignia. My guess is that it is a veteran's thing. The cloth looks like wool f...
by Chip Minx
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: ID this Uniform Please
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

Re: ID this Uniform Please

All I can tell you is that his shooting cord indicates that he belonged to a foot-troop unit. That is the higher level shooting cord.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Jäger zu Pferde field cap
Replies: 5
Views: 2256

Re: Jäger zu Pferde field cap

The stampings look odd to me. There seems to be some problem with the date too. The J.z.P. enlisted field cap had changed from white to gray/green in 1903! The first three regiments were formed in 1905. So I am wondering why there is no specific unit number designated. I don't see any reason for a d...
by Chip Minx
Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Prussian Seitengewehr S98/05nA & Troddel
Replies: 6
Views: 3459

Re: Prussian Seitengewehr S98/05nA & Troddel

Pioneers wore Troddeln too. :wink:

Chip
by Chip Minx
Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Austro Hungarian shako plate: original?
Replies: 3
Views: 2222

Re: Austro Hungarian shako plate: original?

There are plenty of Austro-Hungarian metal items from the imperial period being reproduced (belt buckles for instance), but this piece looks good to me. The wear, especially on the painted/plated surfaces of the attaching lugs, makes it look like it was in use at one time.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German Imperial Schirmmützen - Which would you go for?
Replies: 7
Views: 3157

Re: German Imperial Schirmmützen - Which would you go for?

There were no Jägers garrisoned in Cassel, but Marburg (Jäger Batl.11) is in the same corps district (XI.AK).

Chip
by Chip Minx
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German Imperial Schirmmützen - Which would you go for?
Replies: 7
Views: 3157

Re: German Imperial Schirmmützen - Which would you go for?

Ron, You have to be careful with these Einheits-Schirmmützen. The Stahlhelm wore a nearly identical cap in the postwar period. Frankly, I would be a lot more comfortable with a gray visor and chinstrap, since those were authorized in 1915. Of course, there could be exceptions, but the Stahlhelm did ...
by Chip Minx
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Prussian EM M1895 & 1915 Belts
Replies: 10
Views: 4464

Re: Prussian EM M1895 & 1915 Belts

Ron,

That leather stamp is also post WWI. Both belts are postwar.

Chip
by Chip Minx
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: German Bavarian pickaxe with carrier
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Re: German Bavarian pickaxe with carrier

Hello Westfront,

Unless you can see some marking on the pick itself, I think that Raum is just the manufacturer of the leather carrier. Both pieces are very nice. I have no idea what Arran is talking about? :-k :D

Chip