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  1. There is a flaw on the eagle's wing to the right?
  2. Some articles of equipment are getting really hard to find in a reasonable condition, and the prices have soared tremondously. What you definitely need is the set of straps for the gasmask canister, long and short, these are also difficult to find in a good condition, there are also many other post war issues and copies around. You also need a strap for the messtin, this would have to be a certain length and have the right fittings (quick release button). Check for the right type of strap before buying, also hard to find.
  3. Fritz

    Spare Parts

    x Another spare - a spike base for an infantry Pickelhaube. This example came from an 1889 helmet from Füsilier-Regiment 39, later with Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 39, still with both regimental stamps. The spike is missing, this was originally soldered on with tin. Either the spike had got lost in time, or it was officially removed, as per the regulation for the Front Line, at the lastest, January 1916. The later greymetal helmets all had a removable spike. I replaced the spike many years ago with an appropriate replacement. This helmet has some war damage, a shot or a
  4. Die Bundesstaaten des Deutschen Reichs ab 1871 Königreiche: Preußen (Wilhelm II., seit 1888) Bayern (Ludwig III., seit 1913) Sachsen (Friedrich August III., seit 1904) Württemberg (Wilhelm II., seit 1891) Großherzogtümer: Baden (Friedrich II., seit 1907) Hessen-Darmstadt (Ernst-Ludwig, seit 1892) Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Friedrich Franz IV., seit 1897) Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Adolf Friedrich VI., seit 1914) Sachsen-Weimar (Wilhelm Ernst, seit 1901) Oldenburg (Friedrich August, seit 1902) Herzogtümer: Anhalt (Friedrich II., seit 1904) Braunschweig (Ernst August
  5. Kaiser Wilhelm II., Inhaber u. Stellenbesetzung
  6. Train Garde-Train-Bataillon, 1853, Berlin, Garde-Korps Ostpreußisches Train-Bataillon Nr.1, 1856, Königsberg, I. A.K. Pommersches Train-Bataillon Nr.2, 1853, Alt-Damm, II. A.K. Brandenburgisches Train-Bataillon Nr.3, 1853, Spandau, III. A.K. Magdeburgisches Train-Bataillon Nr.4, 1853, Magdeburg, IV. A.K. Niederschlesisches Train-Bataillon Nr.5, 1853, Posen,V. A.K. Schlesisches Train-Bataillon Nr.6, 1853, Breslau, VI. A.K. Westfälisches Train-Bataillon Nr.7, 1853, Münster, VII. A.K. 1. Rheinisches Train-Bataillon Nr.8, 1853, Coblenz, VIII. A.K.
  7. Verkehrstruppen Eisenbahn-Regiment Nr.1, 1875, Berlin, Garde-Korps Eisenbahn-Regiment Nr.2, 1890, Hanau, XVIII. A.K. Eisenbahn-Regiment Nr.3, 1893, XVIII. A.K. Eisenbahn-Regiment Nr.4, 1913, Berlin, Garde-Korps Telegraphen-Bataillon Nr.1, 1899, Berlin, Garde-Korps Telegraphen-Bataillon Nr.2, 1899, Frankfurt a.O./Cottbus, III. A.K. Telegraphen-Bataillon Nr.3, 1899, Koblenz/Darmstadt, VIII. A.K. Telegraphen-Bataillon Nr.4, 1907, Karlsruhe/Freiburg, XIV. A.K. Telegraphen-Bataillon Nr.5, 1912, Danzig, XVII. A.K. Telegraphen-Bataillon Nr.6, 1913, Ha
  8. Pioniere Garde-Pionier-Bataillon, 1810, Berlin, Garde-Korps Pionier-Bataillon Fürst Radziwill (Ostpreußisches) Nr.1, 1780, Königsberg, I. A.K. Pommersches Pionier-Bataillon Nr.2, 1816, Stettin, II. A.K. Pionier-Bataillon von Rauch (1. Brandenburgisches) Nr.3, 1741, Spandau, III. A.K. Magdeburgisches Pionier-Bataillon Nr.4, 1816, Magdeburg, IV. A.K. Niederschlesisches Pionier-Bataillon Nr.5, 1816, Glogau, V. A.K. Schlesisches Pionier-Bataillon Nr.6, 1816, Neiße, VI. A.K. 1. Westfälisches Pionier-Bataillon Nr.7, 1816, Köln, VII. A.K. 1. Rheinisches Pi
  9. Also worn on normal service dress 4-pocket tunic.
  10. The Panzer tunic would, quite honestly, need complete re-tailoring, you should see an example and compare it with an original! Then you would agree - however, the cloth is very good.
  11. Here are an obvious copies, Prussia, Württemberg and a few other versions for around 15 Euros upwards A few of these have been turning up lately, offered as originals, but in a very beaten up state, I think this example is original, it costs just under 300 Euros. There are also grey metal versions around. This buckle was worn only by Kgl.Sächsisches Schützen- (Füsilier-) Regiment Nr.108, which is very rare indeed. Example in picture is a copper coloured Tombak version, with a varation hook system to the rear. Note the solder marks, medallion many have been repaired or reat
  12. A German prisoner, captured near Otterlo,after the German counter-attack towards the tiny Dutch village in an attempt to cut the 5th Canadian Division spearhead. 17 Apr. 1945, Otterlo, The Netherlands.
  13. These are some of the rarer buckles and highly priced.
  14. Feldartillerie 1. Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment, 1816, Berlin, Garde-Korps 2. Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment, 1872, Potsdam, Garde-Korps 3. Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment, 1899, Berlin-Beeskow, Garde-Korps 4. Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment, 1899, Potsdam, Garde-Korps Feldartillerie-Regiment Prinz August von Preußen (1. Litthauisches) Nr.1, 1772, Gumbinnen/Insterburg, I. A.K. 1. Pommersches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr.2, 1808, Kolberg/Belgard, II. A.K. Feldartillerie-Regiment General-Feldzeugmeister (Brandenburgisches) Nr.3, 1816, Brandenburg a.H., III. A.K.
  15. Kavallerie Kürassiere Regiment der Gardes du Corps, 1740, Potsdam, Garde-Korps Garde-Kürassier-Regiment, 1815, Berlin, Garde-Korps Leib-Kürassier-Regiment Großer Kurfürst (Schlesisches) Nr.1, 1674, Breslau, VI. A.K. Kürassier-Regiment Königin (Pommersches) Nr.2, 1717,Pasewalk, II. A.K. Kürassier-Regiment Graf Wrangel (Ostpreußisches) Nr.3, 1717, Königsberg, I. A.K. Kürassier-Regiment von Driesen (Westfälisches) Nr.4, 1717, Münster, VII. A.K. Kürassier-Regiment Herzog Friedrich Eugen von Württemberg (Westpreußisches) Nr.5, Riesenburg/Rosenberg/Dt.Eylau, X
  16. Following units were raised 1914 - 1918 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32. Infanterie-Regiment Jäger-Regiment 1, Jäger-Regiment 15 Reserve-Infanterie Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 1-23 Landwehr-Regiment 1-15 Ersatz-Regiment 1-5 Reserve-Kavallerie-Regiment 1, 5, 6 19.-24. Feld Feldartillerie-Regiment Reserve-Feldartillerie-Regiment 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 Landwehr-Feldartillerie-Regiment 1, 2, 6 Ersatz-Feldartillerie-Regiment 4., 5., 6. Fussartillerie-Regiment Reserve Fussartillerie-Regiment 1-3 All unit designations preceded with title "Königlich Bayerisches..
  17. Look at or examine as many original examples as possible, that will bring experience and confidence. 1st Class (pinback) marked on pin with "65" - Klein & Quenzer Ring on 2nd Class example with "65" mark and here "25", stamps are not always so clear - 25 stands for = Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Graveur-, Gold- und Schmiedeinnungen
  18. Fritz

    Spare Parts

    Various other small parts, mostly from helmets. Pair gilt rosettes for officer's helmet Pair Knopf 91/94 for other ranks' helmet, suitable for a Dragoner helmet 2 white metal studs for other ranks' helmet, such as spike base 1 Officer's star for spike base, with washer 2 Studs, iron/grey metal for peak trim, long narrow splints, finish worn. 2 Lederkeile for helmet plate fitting 4 Studs for other ranks' helmet, older type 4 Stars for spike base, officer, probably older copies Part of a sword belt, chain with brass suspension hook.
  19. Garde-Infanterie 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, Potsdam, 1688, G.K. 2. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, Berlin, 1813, G.K. Kaiser-Alexander-Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr.1, Berlin, 1814, G.K. Kaiser-Franz-Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr.2, Berlin, 1814, G.K. Garde-Füsilier-Regiment, Berlin, 1826, G.K. 3. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, Berlin, 1860, G.K. 4. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, Berlin, 1860, G.K. Königin-Elisabeth-Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr.3, Charlottenburg, 1860, G.K. Königin-Augusta-Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr.4, Berlin, 1860, G.K. 5. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, Spandau, 1897
  20. Die Königlich Bayerische Armee Infanterie Infanterie-Leib-Regiment, München, 1814, I. (Bayr.) A.K. 1. Infanterie-Regiment König, München, 1778, I. A.K. 2. Infanterie-Regiment Kronprinz, München, 1682, I. A.K. 3. Infanterie-Regiment Prinz Karl von Bayern, Augsburg, 1698, I. A.K. 4. Infanterie-Regiment König Wilhelm von Württemberg, Metz, 1706, II. A.K. 5. Infanterie-Regiment Großherzog Ernst Ludwig von Hessen, Bamberg, 1722, II. A.K. 6. Infanterie-Regiment Kaiser Wilhelm, König von Preußen, Amberg, 1725, III. A.K. 7 Infanterie-Regiment Prinz Leopold, Ba
  21. Scabbards etc. were often re-numbered. The finish on the blade looks ok, this could have been period done. The scabbard looks as though it could do with some oil, otherwise the rust may increase over time. In the first picture the bayonet is the wrong way round in the scabbard, always worn with the release button outwards.
  22. Am not an absolute expert on iron crosses, but I will take a guess, could it possibly be from the maker 65 (not always marked), which is Klein & Quenzer in Idar-Oberstein/Taunus, there could be many more possibilities, you would have to compare with other examples. The ribbon looks like a good original as well.
  23. Kürassier Denkmal in Pasewalk Former Offiziers Casino, Pasewalk Villa Knobelsdorff, former Standortälteste Dienstgebäude Oberstleutnant Hans von Knobelsdorff was the last commander of the Regiment, 1913-1919 Since after 1990 taken over by a private investor, restored and now a hotel.
  24. Suffolk Regiment (Infantry - counties Regiment). They don't look like WW1 or WW2 pieces. I had a few singles many years ago. First of all, they should be on rough khaki serge sliders, they were embroidered in white for WW1, and WW2 versions have black embroidery. Of course, there were also the denim battledress blouses in WW2, but I haven't seen matching insignia, although much British cloth insignia was printed in WW2. These were in place of the previous otherwise brass shoulder titles. Examples: Kings Dragoon Guards, WW1 and later Royal Naval Division, probably WW
  25. Grabenperiskop Somme St. Divion St. Eloi, Minenkrater Stuff Redoubt, Mouquet In der Nähe von Rheims, 1918 Ten Brielen/Belgien Thiepval, Chateau Ovillers-La Boiselle Possibly Italian Front Hill 60 An der Marne, 1914
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