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  1. Gentleman, I see this in a corner in a church in italy lately anyone can telling me what they are and for what Agostino got them?
  2. so you find his name in this list? thank you very much for your help no, the ribbons are in the right order it only bleach out in a different way over the century because of daily sunlight. I have remove the bar from the plate and the second ribbon is black - yellow -black-white- black , sorry no pic was made. so number two is without question the ribbon for the prussian-austrian 1864 medal. before knowing this I was believing the first ribbon was for the 1864 medal but this will be changed. I will look for one of the 1870 EK 2 copy's now around everywhere to make a "Spangenstück" because an original will be to expensive.
  3. gentleman I don't collector medals but still take a look into this forum from time to time to learn a little bit. there is now a problem which brings me here with a question about the medal bar of an prussian soldier who served in the wars from 1864 to 1871. only for my pleasure and at my own expence I restore the bars of the local veterans still hanging in our church. most times easy: Königsgrätz cross, 70/71 medal and Centenar medal. bought the cheap ones on ebay for 10 euro a piece, soft solder an new hook and hang it back to the bar. Unteroffizier Albert Schmeckebier from the Brandenburgische Pionierbattailion No. 3 is a little problem pic showing the bar in the first but wrong order as I know now the ribbons hanging there for over 100 years and only a look behind show me what they realy are he had 4 medals 1. unknown black-white-black-white-black, measure 30,9 mm 2. ribbon for the 1864 prussian-austrain medal 3. ribbon for the 1866 Königsgrätz cross 4. ribbon for the 1870/71 medal what could be the first ribbon??? an iron cross 2 .class? I remember there is a list available with all iron cross winners from 1870. if someone who had this list take a look if this name appear? or could it be a Militär-Ehrenzeichen 2. class ? thank you for your help
  4. not allways http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichskriegsflagge
  5. the medal bar of the Dutch luitenant-generaal Th. F. J. Muller Massis is very interesting, this one and the bar of mannerheim are the only with an iron cross and french L?gion d'honneur cross together I have seen till now.
  6. maybe it remeber this battel in 1849 http://images.google.de/imgres?imgurl=http...ficial%26sa%3DG
  7. if so, its most interesting! so called elefantenorden and your man spend some time in WW 1 in africa. mayby a navy guy from the start but settle down as a marineartillerist when he become older.
  8. see this frackspange bar in the net http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=83859 and wonder what the last medal is, never see this before, anybody can help with indentification.
  9. not an expert for lee enfield rifles and british military stamps but if its an original .410 indian musket probaly only a chamber cast will show it . only if its possible with a deactiveted gun ! the chamber will take a necked up 303 case, 56mm long but not a .410 2,5" shotgun cartridge. the shotgun cartridge will not go because its to thick at the mouth. I dont know if india arsenals have marked such riot guns but common sense it that they have something to indicate the change. again, I know that a lot of old rifles bored smooth in britain as part of deactivation.
  10. bad picture but looks more like a remington rolling block than a jaegerbuechse 71
  11. they are, of course, making in india a chamber cast and sluging the barrel with a lead ball is a must to see if it is the original ( I believe from here) .410 india some lee enfields are bored smoth to go with british gun law
  12. Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya is the second largest slum in Africa, the largest being Soweto in South Africa, and has a population of perhaps one million[citation needed]. The name "Kibera" is derived from kibra, a Nubian word meaning "forest" or "jungle." [1] The slum originated in 1918 as a Nubian soldiers' settlement in a forest outside Nairobi, with plots allotted to soldiers as a reward for service in the First World War and earlier wars [2]. The British colonial government of the time allowed the settlement to grow informally, primarily because of the Nubians' status as former servants of the British crown that put the colonial regime in their debt. Furthermore the Nubians, being "Detribalized Natives" had no claim on Land in "Native Reserves". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kibera last year I read a newspaper article about this, the nubian familys are big land lords there and not like very much, the locals see them as strangers - in 2007 _
  13. as a member of marinebrigade ehrhardt he may have some freikorps decorations
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