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1tel1.thumb.jpg.d3ad2bbc615622ec979d89aca0163daa.jpg1tel2.thumb.jpg.90238666b2db12337ac6b16b41432409.jpg1tel3.thumb.jpg.db927fc0d8745caf704bbc1596c03e52.jpg1tel4.thumb.jpg.37af6371c4c1f3e2bf288c049931f6cc.jpg1tel5.thumb.jpg.48fdd80d320afe732dba6b64d41e616f.jpgHere is a 1914 issued Bavarian Feldmütze to the 1 Tel. Batl. (Cockades replaced) ... you can see it was pretty worn and the guy made it smaller with a few tucks ans stiches... but what is really interesting is he added a peak by hand!! now sewn in between liner and the field gray... just tacked on! I wonder if you could buy peaks??

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I'm sure buying a Schirm from a hat maker was as possible as having the best custom headdress, or thier cheapest model. It's great that he decided he could do the trick with such wide span from stitch to stitch! 

Love the private purchase cockades. Bayern is 27 or 25mm?

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Hi, the cockades are just for show... it was cockadeless ... The holes in the shirm are extremely regular, I am tending towards thinking this is a regular schirm that is usually sewn into a cap, or Feldmütze... but in this case done by the guy himself... when millions of guys are in uniform there are millions of ways of getting your hands on things 😉 ... could also be that they were officially delivered schirm that the company tailor was supposed to add ... lots of things happen in huge organisations...

Apparently the Leib Regiment were not issued en masse with Feldmützr MIT schirm, and at their level (Regt? Company? Individual? ) had Schirms added in 1915 on their way to the Tirol... you can tell which ones have been done this way as they have never had buttons on the side or the chin strap, whereas issue ones with schirm have the buttons, or at least traces there of.

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Chris, you’ve apparently hit the Bavarian jackpot on collectibles 

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