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The coat is basically a 1910 field grey tunic for officers with cavalry type collar of the model used By Dragoons and the Bavarian Heavy Cavalry ,but the breast pockets are not reglamentary and the turn up cuffs are higher than the usual swedish Cuffs of 1910 tunics . regarding the lost Reichscockade some Bavarians were prone to forget the upper cockade in the Field .as the pic is dated 1915 logically if Bavarian Ludwig dont carry the Aschinger Borte introduced in 1916

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11 hours ago, Bayern said:

The coat is basically a 1910 field grey tunic for officers with cavalry type collar of the model used By Dragoons and the Bavarian Heavy Cavalry ,but the breast pockets are not reglamentary and the turn up cuffs are higher than the usual swedish Cuffs of 1910 tunics . regarding the lost Reichscockade some Bavarians were prone to forget the upper cockade in the Field .as the pic is dated 1915 logically if Bavarian Ludwig dont carry the Aschinger Borte introduced in 1916

I think you may have it with the cavalry cuffs, I must see if Ludwig had any cav background. Fischer definitely did not and was only promoted from the ranks in mid 1916 so no cav connection. The collars is problematic, I do not see a cav connection... this looks like a standard collar IMHO. As far as the Borte goes, impossible to date with Borte... many Bavarian Photos show it was often not worn. The Ludwig pic is early 1915, the Fischer one mid 1916 at the earliest.

The scallops on the pocket seem to have the Austrian style.

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15 hours ago, Chris Boonzaier said:

I must see if Ludwig had any cav background.

Hi Chris,

he is pictured as a General Staff officer; note the trouser Lampassen. He was originally an infantry officer - Infanterie-Leib-Regiment.

Regards

Glenn

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