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I've just acquired this sword, and I have a question about the inscription. I've always known these swords as artillery swords. However, every artillery sword I've seen with inscriptions always mention feld artillery or fuss artillery. I'm curious about the "1 Batt. Regt. No 50" Would this be an infantry regiment?

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Hi,

as far as i know, there was no FuAR 50. The FeldAR 50 was founded in 1899 and from Karlsruhe. The IR 50 was from Posen.

GreyC

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Thank you for your reply. Would an artillery regiment ever be written as 1 Batt. Regt. No 50?

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Yes. An Artillerie-Regiment is divided into (2) Abteilungen which are subdivided into Batterien. 1st Batterie is part of 1st Abt. IR´s did not have Batterien. My guess is, because there was no FuArt 50 it seemed superflous to write FAR 50 as it was the only option.

GreyC

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That's right! I should have known. Batt. would never be battalion, as battalion would be abteilung in German.

Thank you again.

Edited by paul kennedy

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First battery of the 50th artillery regiment .That is Royal Prussian 50th ,2nd of Baden ,Field Artillery Regiment .

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