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  2. Here is my newly acquired Remington made Mosin Nagant M91 rifle. These rifles were made under contract for the Russian army with 1,000,000 initially ordered, this went up to 1,500,000. These rifles were made by Remington and Westinghouse, and included a bayonet and were being produced up till the Russian revolution in late 1917. At this point about 50% of the rifles had been delivered to Russian forces, and with Russia effectively out of the war, the contract defaulted. To avoid bankruptcy, the US government bailed out the arms manufacturers and bought the remaining rifles. Some were used to train US forces stateside before going overseas, additionally some were used by US troops in Archangel and Vladivostok from 1918-1919. These rifles were also sold off later to various sources and some were later sold as lend lease and found their way into conflicts up to WW2. This particular rifle has a boxed SA stamp, which stood for Suomen Armeija, or Finnish Army on the receiver, a reproduction sling and a correct bayonet, but not Remington marked.
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  4. Infanterie - Uniformen und Ausrüsttung anhand des Thüringischen Infanterie-Regiments 31 (Altona)
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  6. Spionage drama with Christopher Plummer, Yul Brynner, Gert Fröbe and Romy Schneider
  7. A colleague kindly brought his family documents and allowed these to be photographed. His grandfather, Hermann Griem from Hamburg, served in Kaiser-Franz-Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr.2 and Garde-Füsilier-Regiment. He lost his left arm in WW1. Militär Paß Wehrpaß from 1940, as Landwehr II. Aufgebots, as he lost one arm. Reichskennkarte Ausweis, post-war British Zone BRD, Reisepaß from 1953 with many visa stamps
  8. no need to worry about copyright with pictures that are 100 years old
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  10. 72 usmc

    Metal Miniature Manufacturer?

    I think Fritz is onto something . Tradition of London and Stockholm does use a similar round base. I only collect one sample of each of the non Barclay or Manoil toy soldiers. My Tradition of London set is the rectangular base, 54 mm German infantry set 810. Gloss paint. These date to 1980s-1990s. Most Tradition's soldiers are very high quality if purchased with a factory paint job. You can buy specimens unpainted. The larger bases are bottom signed. However, I do not have a sample of the round textured base like the op shows. I do not know how it is bottom marked or signed. I can show the rectangular marking on my set. They offer this round odd base style a variety of these unpainted & painted figures on a wood base or metal. I do not know how this style is bottom signed. See pages 5 in the linked catalog. https://www.traditionoflondonshop.com/?page=5 Here are some photos of my WW I set that shows the London bottom signature (Makers mark) see catalog link. https://traditionoflondonshop.com/images/image/ToL-Toy-Cat.pdf Tradition of London sets are very, very nice and expensive. They have some excellent WW I and WWII figures in 54mm. I only collect WW I & WWII figures.
  11. Just added the fuze. Quite a piece by itself.
  12. Hannover, Linien Infanterie, ca. 1847-1866
  13. Rommel at the German victory parade in Paris, June 1940.
  14. An original citation for the St. Helena Medal Internet photo
  15. One source in the 1970s and 80s was "Tradition" of London.
  16. The stamping on the wood in the first picture is unclear, the eagle below the script still looks like the Imp. Russian Eagle. On closer inspection the wooden stamp seems to bear the inscription 'Deutsches Reich', so I assume you are right with the capture theory.
  17. Here is a well stamped version and another fantastic M91 Mosin specimen. After seeing this clear stamp, I am not longer sure what the central Eagle symbol is. I have never seen such a clear well stamped mark in person. Most capture property marks are applied very light and indistinct. Photo source is below and worth a view. see https://www.gunboards.com/threads/1905-izhevsk-m91-deutsches-reich-stamped-w-original-stock- What a specimen. Deutsches Reich stamped on Original Finish Stock
  18. Achtung Spitfire!

    M39 ‘Egg’ Grenade

    Recent addition been looking for an M39 Ubung for ages. Came with a flash bang or at least the remnants of one.
  19. To clarify because I was unclear and should have provided references: The wood cartouche is #27. It is never clear on the wood stocks. A German capture mark: source http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinMarks03.htm This stock has the light imprint of the German Reichsadler (German imperial Eagle) The central Eagle mark is difficult to see and is a heraldic Roman type standard motif. This is my understanding, It is a German eagle. The cartouche does not show a Russian Eagle. I show a clear image of the motif: Fritz, am I incorrect all these years? You are the expert on German stuff. Please Clarify and correct my thinking. Thank You. What Eagle is inside the WW I wood stamped cartouche on the stock that shows German ownership? Yes to clarify, the receiver mark has the Imperial Russian Eagle. see CREST row 4, first one. This is a desirable intact Mosin Tula rifle with the Imperial Crest with Russian, German, and Finnish use markings and its condition still remains intact. No miss match, no stock refinish, or metal re blue. Only an U. S. Import mark which is a travesty to such a specimen. A rare jewel. source http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinMarks01.htme
  20. Fritz

    High Quality WW1 Photos - Central Powers

    Lavishly decorated and equipped dugout of a German Artillery officer (sic) on the Western Front. The officer none other than Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen*. Note his father's portrait on the wall - Major Albrecht Philipp Karl Julius Freiherr von Richthofen. The location, likely the 1st floor room by the entrance of Sint Niklaas hospital in Kortrijk. *Probably a relative due to likeness. The portrait on the wall is of Hindenburg A messenger dog being prepared for a message delivery by two soldiers (of the 81st and 67th Infantry Regiments). A dog on patrol with his handler. A messenger dog running through a shell explosion. Highly decorated NCO of the 119th Infantry Regiment* in front of his dugout, complete with floral decorations. Note names of inhabitants on both sides - Unteroffizier Böcker; Koßmann (rank unknown); and Vizefeldwebel Böder. He is very likely one of them. *Reserve-Infanterie-Regt.119
  21. Also, I would agree with Kenny’s pricing but if you got it for the higher end of the estimate I still think you’ve had a result if the other info is with it.
  22. It not uncommon at all for a death certificate to be issued at a much later date than the date entered in the Wehrpass. It could be just a catch up but more often than not a death certificate was not issued unless one was requested for administrative reasons, they weren’t necessarily issued as a matter of course. The most common reason for requesting a death certificate was remarriage or inheritance.
  23. Please see this link for the story and some great photos. Talk about history- I just had to repost this. https://www.k98kforum.com/threads/german-captured-1915-mosin-nagant.44190/ A view of a rather rare find, A German capture M91 1915 dated Mosin with the German capture stamp on the stock. How lucky can a person get? Here are three photos from the above source:
  24. Kenny Andrew

    Wehrpass with Death Certificate

    Not familiar with the POW camp either I'm afraid, look forward to seeing more of your collection
  25. Soak the cracks in the stock repeatedly in linseed oil, and polish off. It will expand in time and strengthen the wood. Otherwise a spot of lime in the crack, pressing together and removing the excess should make a great difference.
  26. This is beyond belief, talk about a collection... I just saw this post. Impressive!
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