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    Bavarian Bravery Medal (Bayerische Tapferkeitsmedaille)

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  1. I think there should be a medal. Or maybe a LandwehrDA 1st or 2nd class. All of which is speculative. l.
  2. So the medalbar looks better except for the DA. A DA for NCOs and soldiers should go here. In contrast to the 1st class, this DA cross 2nd class could only be awarded to officers and higher military officials. The 1st class could also be awarded to lower ranks (see attachment)
  3. Servus VtwinVince, i think this wasn't a ribbon bar buckle made by an officer. I think that another DA and a MVK 1. Form belong here. There are of course other options. Does the EK 1870 belong to the ribbon bar?
  4. Bay. MVK 1. Klasse 2. Form 1905 - 1913 Bay. MVK 2. Klasse 2. Form 1905 - 1913 Bay. MVK 2. Klasse 2. Form 1905 - 1913 rare variant
  5. Servus Michael, the MVK 2 X is an original from the manufacturer Leser. Easily recognized by the belt buckle, the agraffe and the swords. regards Walter
  6. Servus Eric, is the front medallion made of gold? If it is not made of gold but is only gold-plated, the outer edge of the lower cross arm on the backside must be wider. Since the cross you are showing does not have a wider border, it can only be an original if the medallion is made of gold. The cross you are showing comes from the manufacturer Leser. The enamel seems good. In the appendix an MVK 1st class with swords for comparison. The last picture shows the widened edge of a reader's cross, which has a gold-plated front medallion. Such crosses were made from 1
  7. Hello Eric, I'm sorry, this is not an original. Originals were only made by Leser and Hemmerle and they are all very early productions of excellent quality. The front medallions were always made of gold, 3-part at Hemmerle, 1-part at Leser. Your piece is from the manufacturer Weiss and was subsequently upgraded. A total of 146 pieces were awarded, of which 138 were on war merit ribbon and 8 on war ribbon. MVKs 1st class with crown and swords have been imitated for many decades to the detriment of collectors. Loaned originals must always look like the pictures be
  8. So I thank you when I get information ..... For the price, which is MVK 2 X = 120 euros, EK 2 = 35 euros, Kyffhäuser = 10 euros, DA 9 = 20 euros, DA LW = 30 euros, clasp 50 euros, total 265 euros. The prices apply to Germany and can probably be achieved on ebay. More expensive at dealers.
  9. These stories reflect a simple and old Bavarian lifestyle, which unfortunately cannot be translated. greetings Walter
  10. 😀 Anyone who deals with the Bavarian Military Merit Medal 1870/71, of course, knows the daring story of Franz Dettenhofer from the 3rd Chevaulegers Regiment: It was about 5 o'clock now; the darkness that had already set in, intensified by a thick fog, made it difficult to see beyond 100 steps. Around 5:30 a.m., Chevauleger corporal Franz Dettenhofer from Vötting, Freising District Office, the 4th squadron of the 3rd Chevauleger Regiment, was ordered to investigate whether the last-mentioned battery was still in its previous position or not. He immediately rode with 11 men and
  11. At least the magazine is now online. Many thanks to Christophe and best regards from Bavaria Walter
  12. Hello Christophe, it is a pdf with 36 double pages and a size of 57 MB. I have already saved and compressed them into 3 parts. Nevertheless, I cannot set them here because the file is under 8 MB in size, but the system still says that they are too large. Walter
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