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Austro-Hungarian gerbirgsjager cap, Karl era, and strap

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ID: 26   Posted

Yes, but there stands "Zum Teil" (partly). I thought, you had a more acacurate source

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ID: 27   Posted

So Prussian and Württemberg Gebirgs Artillery had red piping on their Bergmützen while Bavarian Gebirgs Artillery had black piping on their Bergmützen?

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ID: 28   Posted

Kraus said, the black piping came in may 22, 1915

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ID: 29   Posted

I believe May 1915 was when Gebirgs Artillery got their Bergmützen

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ID: 31   Posted

I have been following this interesting conversation. So am I to understand that there were Prussian troops that wore a Bergmütze? I knew of course about the Württemberg and Bavarian mountain/ski troops...but Prussian also? Please tell me more!!!

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ID: 32   Posted

Hello!

Yes, of course. Some prussian units wore the mountain-uniforms during the battles in East-Prussia and the Carpathians.

Most of the caps were made in Bavaria, so I don´t know, which piping-colour they had. 5000 caps were sent to Heeresgruppe Eichhorn and later 6000 caps for Finland

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ID: 33   Posted (edited)

There were Prussian Gebirgs Artillery units that wore them. One of the Bataillons in the 3rd JR Rgt was Prussian, they too wore them. Prussia had a good number of Gebirgs units.

Prussia had atleast 2-3 units of these types -> Gebirgs Artillery, Gebirgs MW, Gebirgs MG. 

@The Prussian Green for the 3rd JR Rgt, red as you said above for Gebirgs Artillery. I was told Gebirgs MG (Minus the 2 komps in the W.G.B) and Gebirgs MW didn't wear Bergmützen

Edited by KMB

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ID: 34   Posted

Thank you for the information. Very interesting.

Here are three very nice pics. Unfortunately I don't own any of these caps!

 

MT TROOP VISOR EXT 2ND.jpg

MT TROOP  VISOR WITH WHITE COVER.jpg

Bavarian mining battery with the emblem of that burning garnets bavarian army museum Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.jpg

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ID: 35   Posted

Hello : Nigel Thomas and Ramiro Bujeiro saids : The 21 Mountain Artillery ,15 Prussian , two of Wurttemberg and four Bavarian were grouped into six bataillons . On 21 january 1916 Prussian and Bavarian replaced their M 1914 field grey ski caps with standard field artillery headgear . also saids that Wurttemberg batteries wore the M1914 ski litewka with black collar piping and field grey shoulder straps with black unit insignia . 

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ID: 36   Posted (edited)

Those first 2 are nice, but something odd..I thought Württemberg Bergmütze only had wool visors..Since they are private purchased models, anything is possible! Maybe they had a 3rd option, black leather, grey leather and wool unlike Bavaria and Prussia where they had black and grey visor.

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ID: 37   Posted (edited)

I´d like to show my mountain-photos

1) bavarian Mountain-Artillery (GA = Gebirgsartillerie)

2) Schneeschuh-Bataillon Nr.3 (collar numnber!)

3) Musiscians of Schneeschuh-Bataillon 3

4) Schneeschuh-Ersatz-Abteilung with Windjacke (Windcheater)

5) unknown unit

6) württemberg. Ersatz-Gebirgs-MG-Zug

7) württemberg. Gebirgs-Regiment

8) Post-War

b. Gebirgsartillerie (Stab, Schulterklappe, Bayernborte).jpg

Schneeschuh-Bataillon 3 (Kragenabzeichen).jpg

Schneeschuh-Bataillon III (Musiker).JPG

Schneeschuh-Ers.Abt. (Windjacke).jpg

Skifahrer.jpg

württ._Ers_Geb.MG-Zug_(Gruppe_mit_MG).jpg

württ. Gebirgs-Regiment.jpg

Reichswehr (2).JPG

Edited by The Prussian

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ID: 38   Posted

Anyone else have photos of Bergmützen they could share? They are neat caps

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