Even that feldgrau helmet has a perfect finish to the front visor .
Great photo .
Brian I did not understand your comment about the twisted cord with Prussian colors ?
I di not see it . What am I missing ?
Steve - I don’t know much about shoulder straps, but just checked my Moritz Ruhl Die grauen Felduniformen der Deutschen Armee chart for Artillery circa 1910, and it looks like the Garde Fuss Artillerie Regiment had plain shoulder straps with white piping. With apologies for the reflection (it’s framed) see below:
Thanks for the compliments everyone. Very interesting that we may have identified the artillery unit. Is he wearing the M1910 tunic? I know very little about uniforms. By the way, in digitally cropping the photo I cut off the photographer's name and address: Carl Moldt, Pankow Berlinrstr.3. The reverse side of the photo is blank. My references tell me that GFA was garrisoned at Spandau. As Steve mentioned, even the M15's had a real shine to them when they were new. Obviously, like most of you I have handled many hauben but I can only think of two OR's issued helmets that still had a near flawless finish which was close to "the original" shown here in this photo. One was an M95 Prussian and the other is an M95 Wurttemberg pioneer which I will be working on shortly.
Very interesting that Georg actually had a rubber stamp made up so he could put his name on his belongings, I have never seen that before. Perhaps, he was an only child like myself ? We tend to be pretty possessive of “our stuff “!