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Does anyone have photos for comparison of MG battalion troops verses units converted to MG troops?

im not sure I've ever seen a period photo of MG troop uniforms.

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Nice photos

Those early issue mantels [104th Saxon] complete with boards and collar patches, have to be the rarest uniform items I've only luckily owned one 30yrs ago. It was very expensive for the day $1700 ! [Württemberg] I may have seen one in the IWM London but can't remember if it had patches or not [red]. 

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On 3/8/2016 at 02:28, Hoss said:

Nice photos

Those early issue mantels [104th Saxon] complete with boards and collar patches, have to be the rarest uniform items I've only luckily owned one 30yrs ago. It was very expensive for the day $1700 ! [Württemberg] I may have seen one in the IWM London but can't remember if it had patches or not [red]. 

Eric

Eric,

Those collar tabs were discontinued very early in the war. Most of the photos you see with them are coats that were made prewar. You might also notice that the Saxon tabs are field gray with colored piping. The Saxons were the only ones, who wore field gray tabs.

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Hello Mark!

I´m not sure about Minenwerfer. I´ve never seen a MW patch with oakleafs. They "normally" had their abbreviation.

Is there something written on the reverse?

What about the shoulder strap of the fourth man from the right? A 7?

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Some these men are wearing Blusen, so the insignia can't be the special Minenwerfer sleeve insignia that Andy has shown, as it was only worn for part of the year in 1915. Can we get a closeup of the insignia only?

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Chip this particular postcard is not mine as people send me all sorts of MG images. I tried cropping and enhancing and it does not get much better!  Did they have 'farrier' specialist badges or range finder qualification badges like the British?

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