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Jurgen Fritz

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  1. Hi Gents My Grandmother bought this small Pistol (about 1915) in her Tobacco Shop It's a Spanish made "Radium" Cal.6,35 Pistol,unusual since a Grip panel has to be pulled down to open the Magazin.any more INFO very appreciated her Brother tried shooting it - worked fine (so she told me) Thanks & Regards Jurgen
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    "Radium" 6,35 Cal. Pistol

    Thanks Bayern for y' Interest Yeah had the Ruby 7,65 myself,but was "unsafe to handle" Regards Jurgen
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    Legion Condor Belt & Buckle?

    Thanks Dolfek! That's interesting Regards Jurgen
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    Legion Condor Belt & Buckle?

    Hi Gents, I have a Spanish Leather Belt & Buckle (1936/39 Civil War?) I wonder if they where worn in German Condor Legion? Any friendly INFO very appreciated! Thanks & Regards Jurgen P.S. here Buckle & Catch
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    Legion Condor Belt & Buckle?

    Division AZUL?
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    Legion Condor Belt & Buckle?

    Hi Gents: here an Article from:"Zeitschrift fuer Heeres Uni form Kunde 1940 Hamburg by Diepenbundler Gunther& Schulz about Uniform of the Legion Condor Maybe interesting? Regards Jurgen
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    Legion Condor Belt & Buckle?

    Hello Bayern I just read again: The German "Legion Condor" Volunteers arrived in "Civil clothing" & given first an "Armband" in the Spanish Colors:Red yellow red. End of 1936 all "Adopted" a new Khaki Uniform fashioned on the "Spanish Legion" Regards Jurgen
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    Legion Condor Belt & Buckle?

    Hello Bayern Thanks for Your Interest! Well,so far (was my Question) we know that Spanish Army Belts were used (ad least by the Ground troops) of the "German Legion Condor"..my sec Question about use of "Blue Paint" on "Division AZUL" Equipment IIWW? (I found a Picture of some Helmets &ct?) Best Regards Jurgen
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    Legion Condor Belt & Buckle?

    Legion Condor Soldier with Spanish Belt & Buckle Regards Jurgen
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    Legion Condor Belt & Buckle?

    P.S. Hi Gents I found Photo of Legion Condor Ground forces Panzer Uniform (obviously with "Spanish Belt") I read also that the Uniforms where Taylord in Spain Best Regards Jurgen
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    Legion Condor Belt & Buckle?

    Hello Bayer, The mentioned Officer "Sam Brown Style" Belts worn by the Legion Condor Officers where also given by the Spanish,I seen some marked "El Caballo Sevilla" they where used in the Spanish Army before & in the Civil war.. Regards Jurgen
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    Legion Condor Belt & Buckle?

    P.S Not easy to find a Photo Legion Condor Soldiers with Spanish Belt,this Panzer soldier on the right looks like he waring one? Regards Jurgen
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    Legion Condor Belt & Buckle?

    Hello Bayern, Thanks for Your friendly Answer.. I just read the opposite in an old Record :The Legion Condor Soldiers left (& arrived in Spain) in "Civilian Cloth" Marshingboots & Rifle to be fully equipped in Spain ..?actually the Equipment was very bad for Uniforms (even Blankets for the Winter where not given out!) I seen many of this "German Style peppelt plain Belt Buckle"(Some say they where used by "German Penalty Units!")maybe the Legion used them,they still in for sale as such..more Research is needed?Thanks & Regards Jurgen
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    Legion Condor Belt & Buckle?

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    Legion Condor Belt & Buckle?

    Hi Gents I seen two Buckles (one Spanish one German II WW Time) showing Rest of "Blue Paint"? "Divisione Azul "? any Idea Please Thanks& Regards Jurgen
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    Legion Condor Belt & Buckle?

    P.S. here Buckle & Catch Hi Hugh thanks for your Interest so much I also figured.. It's the "Ducal open Crown" used by General Franco over the San Juan Eagle & Santiago Cross the Claws on later 1943 Pattern are different,I wonder also if the "Blue Division" painted there Buckle "Blue?" (Here Pics?)maybe there is some Friend who knows more?Thanks again Jurgen
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    Division AZUL 2 WW?

    P.S. what meant "CERECEDA" on Buckle catch? there is a small Village in Spain with that name or is it a "Makers mark?" Thanks & regards Germanski
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    Division AZUL 2 WW?

    Hi Gents Greetings Any Idea if the "Spanish Blue Division" painted there Belt Buckles "Blue"? Any friendly answer very appreciated! Thanks & Best Regards Jurgen
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    Old Spanish Belt Buckles

    Hi Boris Greetings! I wonder if the "Division Azul Volonteers" painted there Belt buckles Blue? like this one? Any more INFO very appreciated! Thanks & Best Regards Germanski
  20. Hi Gents, Here a German Business Letter from 1940 about the "Klapphaken" folding Boot Pulls"ending with the then usually "Heil H.!" Regards Jurgen P.S. I selling them just now on ebay for Start:£12 + Post
  21. Hello Gents,Greetings I got this Pair of "German? foldable Iron Boot Pulls / Stiefel anzieher"(cleaned up) I think they could be 1 WW or before..any Idea when they are first used in 1800s? similar ones are still sold for Riders today originally "Chromium plated" Any Friendly Answer very appreciated! Regards Jurgen PS.: I remember my Grandmother had a "foldable" Iron Corkscrew the Joints where the same and I think this was from End 1800-1900? Best Jurgen
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    Imperial Russian Belt & Buckle

    Hi Gents. I fixed the "cleaned up Buckle to a new Belt,now it's wearable,Buckle show old antique "Goldwash?" Regards Thanks for Your Interest Jurgen
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    Imperial Russian Belt & Buckle

    Hello Gents,Greetings I got this Imperial Russian belt Buckle with Cyrillic Marking (translate:"B.Sh.D" Brothers Brunner,hugo Schneider Rudolf Ditmar ,many Factory's ad the Time so in Vienna,Maker of Petrol lamps & Metal/Aluminium Products.(There where also Imperial Russian Army Cantines /Messtins with there Mark found)I researched that they had in that Time a Factory in Warsaw (then Imperial Russian)1879-1914? I wonder if my Buckle was made there,or in St.Petersburg (using there stamping Mashine?) since that by outbreak of 1WW Mashinerie was moved away to Russia (St.Petersburg? here some pictures how the Belt was assembled (differend Fasteners) and the Cyrillic Marking on the Fastener. The Buckle has a Chokolade brown Patina most (ground dug) Buckles show missing or bent Fastener ,a week construction (pulled by heavy Equipment? (I Guess my is made from Bronze or Copper?)Any more friendly INFO very appreciated! Best Regards Jurgen
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    Imperial Russian Belt & Buckle

    Hi Gents, I decided to clean the Buckle Now the Details more visible I think it's Bronze not Brass? Regards Jurgen
  25. Hi Peter, In my West German Army Volonteer Time (1960 s) Recrut's had to buy many Things them self,like: Boot Polish,Toothpaste Coat hangers,writing Materials (if want:Marching Straps for Boots )ect .ect.all available in the Cantine..Our short "Dicebeaker Boots "don't need Bootpulls but such where not "forbitten to Own".. any Barrack room had also a "Stiefelknecht" to pull the boots off. (I still owe one today since wearing all the Time a Pair of soft Chrom Russian Officer Boots very comfy.) Allowed was also to wear Private purchased Boots They just had (to match up) the Front Iron to fix (by the Civilian Bataillon Coppler) they also fixed "Heel Iron" to pay fore..allowed in the West Army (Not like in the East NVA)they not repaired Boots when worn gave new ones,I I believe this is now also in the today "Bundeswehr"They abandoned now the "Dicebeaker" after over 140 Years! Officers got some "Allowance" but still had to purchased there Uniform ect. some of my NCO Comrades bought Extra "Gala Uniform" Best Jurgen
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