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Need some help on markings on rear visor

Post by Amybellars » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:56 pm

Happy new year guys.

Need some help on this markings

It's a Wurttemberg ORS . No extra holes and loops on the wappen back have not been moved.

Rear visor stamped 98R 1912.

98R according to my documents is not a wurtt regiment. Anyone can assist?

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Re: Need some help on markings on rear visor

Post by J.LeBrasseur » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:14 pm

Amy- not much help here, all my books show it as a Prussian unit..

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Re: Need some help on markings on rear visor

Post by Amybellars » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:55 pm

Thanks James.

My references also show that and I have tried four prussian plates and none fit so will have to wait for more prussian plates to fix the helmet body

Thank you anyway

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Re: Need some help on markings on rear visor

Post by Stosstrupp » Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:14 am

Indeed 98R. was a Prussian regiment , can you see a shadow of the Wurttemberg wappen on the helmet when it is removed ?

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Re: Need some help on markings on rear visor

Post by Amybellars » Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:46 am

Stosstrupp wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:14 am
Indeed 98R. was a Prussian regiment , can you see a shadow of the Wurttemberg wappen on the helmet when it is removed ?
Yes there was the shadow there and the stitching matches that is the front visor.

I have left it on my misery shelf for future discovery 🙄

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Re: Need some help on markings on rear visor

Post by Amybellars » Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:50 am

Oh no.. It shd be mysterious shelf 😂 hmmm misery sounds OK for that shelf too since the misery was brought on by war.

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Re: Need some help on markings on rear visor

Post by Steve Nick » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:13 pm

Amy:

Are you sure about the 2nd digit?

All the Infantry units starting with a number 9 are either Prussian ( Regiments 94 through 99) or from the smaller Dutchies, but none are Wurttemburg.

90 is Mecklenburg-Schwerin, 91 is Oldenburg, 92 is Brunswick and 93 is Anhalt. I don't know if the Wappen loop spacing of 3.25 inches on centre for Prussian and Wurttemburg Wappens would be different for the smaller dutchy wappens.

If the second digit is clearly an 8 I guess you'll have to wait for Prussian wappen that fits.

Best wishes for the New Year!

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Re: Need some help on markings on rear visor

Post by Amybellars » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:52 am

Yes Steve, yes I just have to wait for a normal Prussian wappen which is not going to be a long wait Thank you guys.

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