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  1. I had one of those but traded away years ago. I wasn’t sure what era it was from. I don’t recall the stamps inside.
  2. Nice, I must admit that after 30+ year collecting I’m not very knowledgeable on Kraftfahrer gear. I know it when I see if but don’t know how to authenticate. it looks genuine
  3. I just noticed a few of those Ulans were EK2 ribbons so that’s definitely wartime. I just won this nice photo I found while researching. Too bad I traded by 17th Husar visor years ago.
  4. Another example of NCO tunic though not a Leib garde supposedly photos dated Aug 9, 1914...
  5. Chris, it’s almost identical to yours. I’m not sure how many colors Prussia used for the Litewka. Also, I don’t know how many NCOs and officers may have ordered private made Litewka in field gray. I know there’s a photos of a field gray Wurttemberg Dragoon Litewka from a feldwebel turned offizierstellvertreter in FELDZUG 1914 or 15 BY MICHAEL BALDWIN.
  6. You’re correct on multiple points. I think the cut of the tunic is exactly that of the litewka and the insignia used is for the litewka. Attached are a couple more examples that I found. It’s very interesting to learn about more styles of dress. I’ve not spent a lot of time on cavalry style dress and almost no time on pre-war uniforms.
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  8. The tunic is so interesting I began a study of Husar and cavalry tunics. I was unaware of this pattern. It unique and I’m not sure I’ve seen anymore ever post a photo of a servicing example
  9. More to the topic. The photos found make me think the tunic is either litewka or early war field gray de tunic that was used prior to or instead of a M15
  10. Here’s a very interesting and rare tunic that shows all the attributes of a litewka but may be a wartime bluse but I’m unsure . it’s a Leib Garde-Husaren Wachtmeister tunic
  11. I wish you luck. It’s hard to find much information an the troop’s uniforms. There are a couple of nice photos in the book “Field Grey Uniforms of the Imperial German Army 1907-1918” by Baldwin and Fisher. see shots from book. You may find insignia on websites This is an officer’s tunic and Shako. The officers wore white and silver litzen.
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