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  2. Fritz

    High Quality WW1 Photos - Central Powers

    The Town Hall, Demmin, 1. August 1914. Verabschiedung der Demminer Ulanen an die Front. Photo by Alexander Rosenbrock (1880-1955). Pommersches Ulanen-Regiment Nr. 9 2 further photos by Alexander Rosenbrock Zeichnung von Karl Rumpel, 1936
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  4. Hello, I happened to see your posts. I'm interested your some pictures. I have a uniform from the 69th Infantry Regiment. So I was interested in your picture and I think it's a good reference. If you don't mind, can I get high-definition scanned copies of some pics (front & back)? Let me know if you need cost. I'll pay you anytime. These are the two pictures I want, so I would appreciate it if you could review them positively. Best regards (Left picture)
  5. hi, i have recently acquired an intact m1 with the front seam and welded bails. i say intact but its original paint is almost gone and has at some point been painted with a silver color, so before i go and buy the cork and paint, i want to make sure i pick the right size of cork and paint color. the smallest cork grounds i can get here are 2-3mm size and all sizes up from there. what would be the most historicaly authentic to the original, and what paint color, is it just standard #9 olive drab or is it one of the other 50 shades of green. next thing, chin straps. the ones on the shell have seen better days, the right one is missing the half that conects to the left, but otherwise both are still on, my issue here is that i want to replace them but because they are looped around the bails and sewed to itself i dont know how to go about it, any advice here would be much appreciated, and lastly the liner and netting, it came without a liner or netting, again i want to make it as close to original as i can, is it just one of those liners that is made of the brown colored material that would have been installed originally, and the netting, i know that they were field mods at first but at some point were introduced as standard issue, would it suit this restoration to fit it with a net or should i instead install it on one of my newer helmets so that i dont have 3 helmets that look the same.
  6. welcome Rubis, i would say WW2, if there are any marks they should be next to the chinstrap lugs.
  7. Gildwiller1918

    NSKK Dagger

    I was shopping around for some time, but came across a site with this one at a really good price, could not pass it up. I was initially waiting to find a nicer one, however for just a display item, it works.
  8. Fritz

    NSKK Dagger

    You got one! That was quick.
  9. Gildwiller1918

    NSKK Dagger

    I just a NSKK dagger to complete my uniform display (just need the leather hanger). There were over 200 makers of these daggers, which is interesting because the SA and NSKK daggers are identical, except for the scabbard which was anodized black for NSKK members. After the RZM logo started to be used, the number of makers dropped to around 62, however some still used their stamps along with the RZM. This dagger is an early one, made by C. Gustav Neeff - Solingen. It also has an SA Gruppe stamp on the reverse cross guard for Westfalen (Wf). So this started off as a SA dagger then the wearer either joined the NSKK or the dagger had a blackened scabbard added at some point. Either way a decent example. It has all 4 of the screw on the scabbard with some wear marks. The blade has some sharpening marks and the motto "Alles fur Deutschland" is clearly visible, but hard to get a nice image of.
  10. I picked up a brodie helmet shell at a militaria shop for about 20 dollars and I quite frankly have no idea of it's origin. I assume WW2 based on the condition but the markings seem to be covered up by thick paint and basically unreadable. I'd like some help in determining its origin or where to look on the helmet itself for a heat stamp. There's also some sort of imperfection on the paint near the center of the helmet, maybe formerly a marking of some sort?
  11. Kenny Andrew

    WW2 Veterans

    sorry to hear the sad news
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  13. Fritz

    WW2 Veterans

    On telephoning recently with his daughter, I learned that Eckhardt passed away last May at the age of 101. His daughter lives in France and was staying with her parents at the time. R.I.P. Eckhardt
  14. phantom

    What is that thing on a Panzer 38t?

    could the driver fire? perhaps a gun sight?
  15. Gildwiller1918

    What is that thing on a Panzer 38t?

    Interesting, I do not know, but from looking at other pictures, it seems lined up with the vision slit for the driver. Perhaps a visual guide of sorts?
  16. Reichskolonialamt - Kommando der Schutztruppe and Auswärtiges Amt - Kolonial-Abtheilung
  17. Gildwiller1918

    WW1 Maschinengewehrhandwagen

    Picked up a really nice condition ammo can. It was stripped already of any paint, and was quite dirty. I cleaned it up and repainted it, I would have preferred to hand paint it, but no one seems to have the paint in stock, only thing I have available is spray types. This will go into my cart and replace the wooden crate. These WW1 ammo cans are very similar to the WW2 version, with mainly the main carrying handle standing out as the main difference. It also has a maker stamp, shown in the pictures. These cans are really hard to find, at least where I am at.
  18. Picked this up not long ago, a Suedwest Afrika Service medal, this one is for non-combatants. The bronze version was for combatants. The non-combatant medal was not awarded with any campaign bars, unlike the bronze version.
  19. Gildwiller1918

    WW2 German Field Gear

    I was wondering if I got that right. Thanks Fritz. I have been looking for some nice ones for awhile now. There are so many fakes out there and reproductions.
  20. More finds in Eastern Poland
  21. Fritz

    WW2 German Field Gear

    These last ones are Zeltheringe
  22. Bunker Museum, Paradeplatz, Königsberg/Kaliningrad. Former Kommandozentrale Lasch Gerdauen, Tor zur Vergangenheit, now known as Schelesnodoroschny Ruins of a church in Eydtkuhnen
  23. Gildwiller1918

    WW2 German Field Gear

    I finally found a couple of decent tent pegs or Zeltpflöcken. Typically 2 were issued with each kit. Now I just need some rope to put on them. These are the aluminum types and have some nice dates and markings on them. The markings are: S & C 39, GA 38, and looks like A W/O R 40.
  24. Kenny Andrew

    What is that thing on a Panzer 38t?

    Hi Andrew is the part in this picture?
  25. What is that thing on a Panzer 38t? on the hull just outside the driver there is a rod with a hole on top attached to the sloped surface. It can be pivoted to lie flat on the surface or point straight up. Can anyone tell me what this is?
  26. Fritz

    Wandsbeker Geschichtsstein

    Column, border stones and a stone bank recently rediscovered in the Hammer Straße. Matthias Claudius is reported to have frequently sat on the stone bank. These have been reinstalled and can be seen in the lower part of the Hammer Straße.
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