Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I want to start a new topic, called "rare uniforms". Please show us your photographs with strange or rare uniforms!

I´d like to start with a Feldwebel of the Infanterieschule Marienberg. Note the shoulder straps of that school and particularly note the cuffs! He wears saxon cuffs and the saxon kind of passing the "Schießschule". (two horizontal buttons to the saxon buttons)!

I´m very proud of this photo, because I haven´t seen this uniform in any book!

post-6460-054812300 1291998422_thumb.jpg

Edited by The Prussian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats very interesting! I have never seen a photograph of the Saxon Schießschule buttons in wear. The buttons were 2.05 cm in diameter and had the Saxon coat of arms. If the indivudual wore a Swedish Cuff, the normal smooth buttons were replaced by the two buttons with the coat of arms. The buttons were worn by graduates of and permanent staff of the Infantry School of Musketry and Foot Artillery School of Gunnery (Schießschulen). Also worn by NCOs and Privates attached to the Weapons Testing Commission (Gewehr-Prüfungs-Kommission).

Regards

Glenn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Glenn!

Thanks for your explanation! That´s 100% correct! As far as I know, the shoulder straps were only worn upon the old "Bunter Rock". I haven´t read anything about wearing it upon the field-grey tunic. Am I right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As far as I know, the shoulder straps were only worn upon the old "Bunter Rock".

Kraus (Die Feldgraue Uniformirung) states that the permanent staff of the Unteroffizierschule Marienberg wore a red crown on the shoulder strap of the field grey uniform.

Regards

Glenn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Württemberger wearing a desert khaki tunic and field-gray trousers. No idea which unit he belongs to...

post-3717-073284600 1292016972_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am looking at the cuff buttons on the Marienberg tunic and they appear smooth to me. I don't see any coat of arms. Am I missing something?

Chip

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Chip, my old friend!

You´re right! I can´t recognoize them either... I´ve seen one photo in "Die deutsche Infanterie 1871-1914" by Herr/Ngyuen, page 641. There were coat-of-arms upon the additional buttons. No idea, why he doesn´t wear those coat-of-arms.

I know well, why I called this topic "rare uniforms"...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Armbands that say "----- Batl. 132"; note the reserve crosses on the caps.

Hello!

I assume, that was an "Armierungs-Bataillon". But I´m not sure, if those bataillons wore the reserve cross.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I want to start a new topic, called "rare uniforms". Please show us your photographs with strange or rare uniforms!

I´d like to start with a Feldwebel of the Infanterieschule Marienberg. Note the shoulder straps of that school and particularly note the cuffs! He wears saxon cuffs and the saxon kind of passing the "Schießschule". (two horizontal buttons to the saxon buttons)!

I´m very proud of this photo, because I haven´t seen this uniform in any book!

One more question, please! Which ribbon does he wear?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is strange!!!! I took a better close up of the ribbon, and it changed into another one....

post-6460-095554100 1292078463_thumb.jpg

Edited by The Prussian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Andreas,

It might be a woven "double ribbon". You could buy combinations of different ribbons that were woven on one normal size ribbon. For example,

12110.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...