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  1. Very cool close up! He is a Wuerttemberger. Do you have the full photo?
  2. His tunic doesn't appear to be a M1915 Feldbluse, it has 1915 straps though.
  3. The link below shows a group of soldiers, the 4th soldier (Bavarian NCO) has a Litewka on and a feldrgrau Schirmmuetze. https://www.flickr.com/photos/drakegoodman/32694097515/in/pool-gebirgstruppe/
  4. I would agree with the being moved from a Gebirgs Artillerie unit to a basic Artillerie unit. If I remember correctly it was common for NCO's and Officers from other units to be moved to other units. Here is a example, Hauptmann Carl Rose. He was in Prussian FAR 7 then moved to Prussian Fussartillerie Batterie Nr 102 under the Alpenkorps. He was then later moved to a FAR under the 117th ID in 1917 or 1918. Here is a photo below of him in May of 1915 (He wears the mourn band for his father's death) He was with Batterie Nr 102 during this time. His Bergmuetze is very stylish, most certain it is private purchased since his unit wouldn't have been issued them. .
  5. Close up of the Bergmuetze, defiantly private purchased. The Richtkanonier patch is that of a private purchased style as well.
  6. Possibly same unit? He has a Bergmuetze on (most likely private purchased)
  7. I believe it was only pre war that the Bavarian Infanterie straps were red, then they switched to feldgrau straps. With the introduction of the M1915/16 straps for the Feldbluse, Feldartillerie used the red straps but with yellow bomb and numbers.
  8. Wouldn't this be considered a M1915 or in this case, M1916 Dienstmuetze? (1916 for Bavaria)
  9. Hello! I am doing a study/search on camo caps and the camo that catches my eye the most is Italian camo. Would anyone have any photos of Italian camo caps in wear or original/s that they could show? Thanks!
  10. Edelweiss could be private purchased too, that could be the case.
  11. Hello, do you have any of Württemberg Gebirgs Kanonen Batterie Nr 6? Thanks
  12. Hello, I am trying to gather information in a study of Württemberg Gebirgs Kanonen Batterie Nr.6 and wondered if anyone has photos of this unit that they would be willing to share? Thanks!
  13. Hello, I am trying to gather information in a study of the Württemberg Gebirgs Kanonen-Batterie Nr.6 and wondered if anyone has photos of this unit that they would be willing to post here? Thanks!
  14. Thanks! I was also wondering, what was Gebirg Artillerie Kanonen Btr 10? Prussian? Bavarian? Württemberg? Thanks
  15. Were German Alpenkorps soldiers who were also D O A V members allowed to use their D O A V Edelweiß in the military? Thanks.
  16. Anyone else have photos of Bergmützen they could share? They are neat caps
  17. Those first 2 are nice, but something odd..I thought Württemberg Bergmütze only had wool visors..Since they are private purchased models, anything is possible! Maybe they had a 3rd option, black leather, grey leather and wool unlike Bavaria and Prussia where they had black and grey visor.
  18. There were Prussian Gebirgs Artillery units that wore them. One of the Bataillons in the 3rd JR Rgt was Prussian, they too wore them. Prussia had a good number of Gebirgs units. Prussia had atleast 2-3 units of these types -> Gebirgs Artillery, Gebirgs MW, Gebirgs MG. @The Prussian Green for the 3rd JR Rgt, red as you said above for Gebirgs Artillery. I was told Gebirgs MG (Minus the 2 komps in the W.G.B) and Gebirgs MW didn't wear Bergmützen
  19. I believe May 1915 was when Gebirgs Artillery got their Bergmützen
  20. So Prussian and Württemberg Gebirgs Artillery had red piping on their Bergmützen while Bavarian Gebirgs Artillery had black piping on their Bergmützen?
  21. I've heard the ones you said that are in the Kraus book are both reproductions
  22. Hmm strange, A friend told me what I said, he said he read it from Kraus book But I am sure that Bavaria didn't just use black
  23. Kraus book is where I got it from. There was green, black and red. Green was for truppen from 3rd Jäger Rgt, Bavarian and Prussian Gebirgs MG, Württemberg Gebirgs truppen (Both Schützen and MG used the green, minus their Gebirgs Artillery). Black was for Gebirgs Artillery, so Bavarian, Prussian and Württ Gebirgs Artillery would use the black. Red was for Gebirgs Minenwerfer, so Bavarian and Prussian Gebirgs Minenwerfer would use red. Württemberg didn't have Gebirgs Minenwerfer. As for the caps them selves, Bavaria and Prussia's Bergmütze had a vulcanfiber visor painted feldgrau, while Württemberg's Bergmütze had wool visor. There were private purchased version for both. Both came with a full liner with leather sweat band, and air vents. The issued version had partial lining and a cloth sweatband. #1 Green piping #2 Red piping #3 Black piping #4 Green piping #5 Black piping on both caps
  24. @Bayern, that isn't a Württemberg Bergmütze. They only had piping on the top, there weren't single button Bergmützen either, they were round like a Krätzchen and flat. and they had sewing lines on the visor so the material wouldn't part from the inner material. @The Prussian, Bavaria didn't just have black piping. Black was for Artillery, so Bavarian, Prussian and Württemberg Artillery would have the black piping. Red was for Minenwerfer, so both Bavaria and Prussia would only have red. The cap in the first photo, with the shoulder board coming out, has a Kaiser Karl Officers cockade on it (Has K in the middle)