Chris Boonzaier

Freikorps Machine Gunner badge

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Hi,

I always thought the Oakleaves shown here were a Leipzig Freikorps?

Interesting badge seems to have had a black backing added...

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Could this be Freikorps von Pfeffer ?

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Freikorps-von-Pfeffer-Kragen-Abzeichen-Eichenlaub-mit-A-um-1919-/330821169080?pt=Militaria&hash=item4d067a6fb8

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OK, I see it is not the Zeitfreiwilligen Regiment Leipzig, totally different badge.

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Hello gentlmen!

By the way...

I still need help in ID of this nice machine gun badge. Inside I can read "Sch".

Thank you very much in advance

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ID: 5   Posted (edited)

Hello gentlmen!

By the way...

I still need help in ID of this nice machine gun badge. Inside I can read "Sch".

As far I can recognize the shoulder strap, the unit probably is the 4th bavarian Reichswehr-Inf.Rgt.46. But what does "Sch" mean?

Thank you very much in advance

Edited by The Prussian

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Hi,

maybe "Schütze"?

As opposed to "Schlitten Träger" or Ammo tin carrier.....

i.e. more a qualification than a unit badge?

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Hi Chris!

That´s possible. But I think more, the "Sch".could the initials of a Freikorps-leader.

The RW-Inf.Rgt.46 was set-up by soldiers of the the following Freikorps:

Bamberg, Eiserne Schar Berthold and Bayreuth

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