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  1. EK 1914 awards

    Iron Cross awards 1914 Die_Ritter_des_EK.pdf
  2. because of the huge size - compare with the regular tunic boards
  3. I agree, it does look like Nander but with the short line across the letter it makes me think it could also be Xander. I would research both possibilities.
  4. Souvenier de Anvers (Antwerpen) Allen herzliche Grüsse Euer Erwin Antwerpen 29.11.14
  5. ... gewidmet von Ihrem ehemaligen Mitarbeiter Willy Müller - august 12, 1916 - 5. Kompanie Infanterie-Regiment 105
  6. Yes! Franz left Chemnitz on March 10, 1915 for the Western Front
  7. Zur Erinnerung an meine Ausfahrt zu dem westlichen Kriegsschauplatz. Chemnitz, den 10 Maerz 1915 Franz Schiefer
  8. For the corners of the Parade Schabracke, perhaps
  9. Fueselier (rifleman) Jakob Martin - born March 3, 1842 in Hadamar (district of) Ober Lahn - Religion: Catholic - Occupation: Bauer
  10. from the images provided it looks good - I see no issues
  11. Joseph Manton - Dueling Pistol

    Brian, here are a couple of interesting paragraphs from: The Book of the Pistol and Revolver by Hugh B. C. Pollard "The principle of ignition by percussion attracted universal attention, and gunsmiths in all parts of the world turned their attention to the matter. The result was a series of devices—detonating pellets, tubes, pastilles, and paper caps, as used in toy pistols to-day, or in connected tapes or strings for special primers. All were tried and abandoned in favor of the copper percussion cap, which many makers claim to have invented. Colonel Hawker claims it for Joseph Manton; Mr. Walker, of Philadelphia, has a good right to it! Egg also claimed it, as did many other makers of renown, but by 1815 the copper cap was in limited use on high-class private arms." "At this time, too, the saw-handle dueling pistol came into favor, but this type of handle, in which the shape was exactly like a tenon saw, was not popular for other uses. I have seen a small pair of all-metal saw-handle pieces with belt hangers and stirrup ramrods by Manton—not Joe Manton, but his successors; but these were probably a special order executed possibly for an officer of the East India Company, as the style was similar to weapons popular in the Indies."