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The XVI was the "argonne" Korps... in late 1916 the Alpenkorps high command stayed in place in Verdun while the fighting troops (the large % of Bavarian J?gers were included in these)were pulled out to reform and re-equipe... in the XVI Korps area. The fighting troops of the XVI Korps passed under the control of the Alpenkorps.

So with the stamps in this we can narrow it down to a specific month and a half in 1916 when they were getting kitted out and reformed in the XVI Korps area before leaving the western front for Roumania :-)

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Chris,

I think it's a good thing that this strictly Bavarian J?ger style cap was made in M?nchen. Don't you? :D I think this lends more credibility to your theory. Had it been made in the XVI corps district, it would surely make one wonder just what was going on.

Chip

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Just picked up a postcard written from a bavarian Leib Regt/Alpenkorps guy in the Argonne during this period.

What is really cool.. in a strange kinda way... this piece has to prove itself... it is not a one looker with logical stamps.

On the French forum a guy said "Hmmm... the Alpenkorps guys were not in the Argonne"...

So you really need to do a little research to find out how this worked... and it makes the final result just that much sweeter... :-))

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Yes, it's a feldgrau color lining. I have two Saxon caps with half-size marks, a 54,5 and a 57,5.

Chip

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