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  1. The one helmet cover says "R 121". I'm sure there was a Wilhelm II in almost every regiment! Chip
  2. Yes, it says in Kraus that in 1918 the visors were ordered to be removed. I have two caps whose visors were removed, but obviously, not all were modified.
  3. Chris, I think your ID is correct. I can't see the date, but it looks like the visor was painted to match the visor of the later Einheits-Dienstmütze mit Schirm. The chinstrap appears to be the correct one for this issue cap. I like it a lot.
  4. No such thing as an enlisted M1910 Waffenrock. Infantry officer's feldgrau jacket was authorized in 1910, but the enlisted one was authorized in 1907.
  5. I'm skeptical. The backing material is poorly cut and was never sewn to anything. If it was not sewn to a uniform, why would you need to reinforce the attachment of the devices with thread? If I'm not mistaken, this "W" cypher exists on a regimental shoulder board as well. Chip
  6. I don't think any JzP regiment wore Garde Litzen. More likely a Kürassier.
  7. Here are my officer's boards. Any are available for trade against nice enlisted straps that I can use.
  8. None of my bugles have inscriptions, by which I assume you meant unit markings. Chip
  9. Charles, I collect German bugles. I have a Prussian, Bavarian and Saxon examples in brass and a Prussian in steel. I also have the rare belt carrier. Chip
  10. I was thrown off by the helmets, so thanks Bayern for the information. Chip
  11. Most collectors wanting Leiber stuff would have no idea about the history of the man. They just see "ILR" and throw out the money. Knowledge pays or saves, depending on how you look at it. There are lots of Leiber collectors out there.
  12. These rayon linings were notorious for wearing through. When you add a second pocket for extra storage, the bulging pocket would wear through much faster than normal.....thus the leather reinforcement. Chip
  13. The tunics in post #32 look like those of one of the Maschinengewehr Abteilung.
  14. I think we are petty much in agreement that the crowned Edelweiß badge is postwar. With one of the two last bidders now having an example, the next one will sell for a lot less. I wish I had a second one, as I would be happy to sell even for 160 Euro. Chip
  15. Private purchase M1907. Could vary significantly from the official width of issue patterns. Chip
  16. I can see it and it looks like the 8th Reserve Division insignia to me. It makes sense with the other pins in the photo. What else would it be? Chip
  17. Wolfgang, Could you show the leather tabs that have Hersteller-Stempels? Thanks, Chip
  18. Chris, If I had any private purchase tunics, I would be happy to trade you for issue ones.
  19. GeryC, I did not give all the definitions of the word, as I thought that the most common meaning would suffice. Of course, you are correct with the additional meanings. Chip
  20. The history of the Sturmbataillon Nr.1 includes the history of the bayr.Infanterie=Geschütz=Batterie Nr.2. Chip Bolle, That's an outstanding group! Very jealous.