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  1. M16 Friedensuniform. Very cool. I wonder if it is an issue one or a private purchase piece?
  2. The issue I.O.D. '89 is really nice. You see a unit marked one, for every 50 examples. Chip
  3. Perfect! Now I feel more like he is ready for anything.
  4. Good luck trying to get that knife out of the scabbard quickly.
  5. Further information....I got my example in 1988. It is marked to a different manufacturer and has steel instead of the brass rivets. Chris, what is your good authority? These are at least 28 years old.
  6. It's an preliminary EKII document. The unit is a small gauge railway unit. The awardee is a Vizefeldwebel and officer aspirant. Chip
  7. The American government had many of this pattern helmet that were brought to the States as war booty. They were handed out to state governments and used to raise money as premiums for war bonds purchases. I have the exact same Tschapka, unissued, but mine has a Gardestern and the Fangschnur toggle on top. Mine came without the chinstrap. Yours is very nice. Chip
  8. Great photo! You don't see 3.Jäger guys wearing a Bluse that often. He is wearing the Prussian style shoulder straps rather than the Hellgrün Bavarian ones. My guess that his Landeskokarde is a Baden one. One of the regiment's battalions was predominantly drawn from Baden. Chip
  9. Andy, Thanks for showing this! Very nice views of the Edelweiß. Chip
  10. Tim, I have examples of all (except #29) the enlisted foot artillery numbers 1-30. I have had them for a long time and did not buy any from Collector's Guild. Here is a picture of my foot artillery examples. Chip
  11. Chris, I have had one of these for many years. I think the "BAM 9 30" is possibly an accession mark from the Bavarian Army Museum (meaning that the frog is a good period piece) or it was made by their workshop. They do make reproductions when they have need for them for display purposes. A friend of mine that interned there had a pair of M1907 issue trousers made for himself in their shop. I'll have to dig my frog out to see if it has the same maker mark. I have not bought a bayonet frog since 1994 and all others in my collection were bought in the 1970s and '80s. Chip
  12. Nice and unusual tag. I like it! Here is my latest from a fellow in the Hessian I.R.116.
  13. I agree with Andy. It is nothing official. It's not a farrier's patch (horse shoe) or a Richtkanonier patch (bursting bomb). Chip