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    From the land of the Rising Sun, Imperial Army Shako

    I’d like to share with you this example of a seldom encountered Imperial Japanese Army, Meiji Era, enlisted full dress shako. From what I can gather this pattern dates from around 1886 and was worn in this configuration by line units, with the Imperial Guard wearing a similar shako but with a...
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    A little color if you please.....

    Greetings All, A Merry Christmas and Joyous Holiday Season to each of you and yours…. This little project has been sitting on a mental back burner for quite awhile now and the urge to do something about it finally came upon me. This is not a technical or overly historical little article ...
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    Research help request

    Hi Guys Just picked up an officers quality Bavarian M1910 feldgrau tunic. Nurnberg tailors label with the man's name and December 1914 date. Was wondering if any of you who have a pre-war rangeliste could please look this guy up for me. His name was Zimmerman, possibly George (now that's timely...
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    etwas zu trinken?

    Hi Guys Thought I’d share this recent acquisition of a cabinet card size image of two Baden infantrymen circa 1900. As you can see they are armed with the 1888 Commission rifle with the long bladed M1871 sword bayonet. The image is very clear with excellent detail….you just hafta know these...
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    French Crimean War Era Officers Daguerreotype Image

    Greetings all. Thought you might enjoy seeing this fairly clear Daguerreotype image of a French Infantry officer of roughly the Crimean War era. His rank is Captain, a company commander maybe, with his image taken perhaps prior to his departure for the seat of war. I had been in the market for...
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    M1860 Pickelhaube, IR61

    Happy Father's Day Guys.....I've been working on this little essay for a while and thought I'd post it, I hope you enjoy it. This very sound and complete example of an issue M1860 Infantry pickelhaube is issue marked to the 9th Company (III, Fusilier Battalion) 8.Pommersches Infanterie-Regiment...
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    Saxon, Franco-Prussian War Kochgeschirr……Maybe… I hope?

    This little article will concern a recent acquisition of ours, a common soldiers Kochgeschirr, or cook-pot. The physical description for the left hand example is as follows; 210mm in height, 165mm in width and 110mm back to front. It has a removable top which is 55mm deep, with a riveted steel...
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    1865 Hirschfanger Bayonet

    Greetings All and Happy New Year, the best of 2013 to each of you in the coming year… Initially this was going to be another snooze-fest write up by yours truly but this time concerning the 1865-71 Hirschfanger bayonet. However I came to find out that my photographic skills with shiny etched...
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    Prussian Pre-1871 Royal Household Flag

    Greetings All... We don't seem to have too many examples of period Imperial Era flags,Ronnie being the most recent exception :D so I thought you perhaps would enjoy seeing a few photos of this example. It is what I believe to be a pre 1871 Royal Household flag which measures about 5 feet...
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    A Pretty Little Book...

    Hi Guys Thought I'd share this recent acquisition, a child's uniform book circa 1892 or so. It's not particularly rare or valuable but very colorful, in great condition for its age and in general just a nice old thing. I'm not real sure about the 1892 business, I used that date because the...
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    A pistol with a past..

    Greetings All Recently I was inspired by Glennj’s posting, Identifying the Unidentified , to start on a bit less daunting project, but one I hope you all will find interesting to some degree. The object to be considered is a Prussische Kavalleriepistolle M/1850 caliber 15.2mm, standard issue...
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    1862 Needle Gun, Zundnadelgewehr Modell 1862

    Thought some of the clan might enjoy seeing some images of or our most recent needle gun to the pile. This example is a M1862 Infantry Rifle with the Beck’s bolt and rear sight modification. We were very fortunate to purchase this example and was courtesy of a friend’s referral. It is an...
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    Veni, Vidi, Vici

    This lightly colorized CDV is a recent acquisition of ours and to my eye he captures the spirit of the German Infantryman of the 1870-1871 War splendidly. He is posed by the photographer in a very animated position, displaying a great deal of pride and confidence in himself. His left leg has...
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    Garde Pattern Brass Tornister Belt Support Hooks.

    Recently I was very happy to find these little brass tornister strap belt supports for sale. I was completely unaware of their existence prior to the purchase of the two volume set, The German Infantry, Uniforms and Equipment from 1871-1914 by Ulrich Herr and Jens Nguyen. There on page 120 is...
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    1860 Pattern Artillery Enlisted haube

    Hi Guys This is pretty fresh to the collection having arrived last Friday courtesy of the UPS man. It was offered on EBAY on a buy-it-now auction with a fair asking price and reasonable enough shipping. So, I hit the button and now it's ours. After the unwrapping process I took a good look at...
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    The Forgotten Faschinenmesser

    The Faschinenmesser (Fascine Knife) is a metal handled short sword issued to foot troops to be used as a tool for fortification construction, or last ditch personal weapon for protection. The practice of an Infantry edged weapon (beyond the issue socket bayonet) dates back at least to the early...
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    These are pretty scary

    Hey Guys Check these out, honest seller listing them as reproductions but they appear to be aged very well.....Caveat Emptor http://www.ebay.com/itm/Russian-Crimean-Pickelhaube-Helmet-/110767559045?pt=UK_Collectables_Militaria_LE&hash=item19ca42d185" onclick="window.open(this.href);return...
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    Merit Cross for Ladies & Young Ladies, 1870-1871

    This was a recent purchase of ours and features the Merit Cross for Ladies & Young Ladies, the 1870-1871 Non-combatant Medal and a Saxon 1870-1871 Nursing Cross. An additional bonus was the original issue case which accompanied this old set. The inner silk hinges are very fragile and the ribbons...
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    Together Again..or the one that almost got away

    Greetings Gang I've been wanting to post this little tale for awhile now and today seemed a good day to do so. It concerns the reuniting of two lots of artifacts relating to the service of one Oberst Joseph Bauerschubert, late of the 13th Bavarian Infantry and a decorated veteran of the 1866...
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    Premier Lieutenant Scheffler, 39th Fusiliers, August 1870

    Greetings all It's a quiet and rainy Saturday here in Arizona, had a little time on my hands and wanted to work this little esay up, hope you don't mind. Here are a set of CDV images recently purchased on EBAY. They depict a husband and wife identified as Lieutenant and Frau Scheffler, with...
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