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  1. Unit Markings ??

    OK Gents; Take a look at this one. More unit marks than fleas on a hound dog...:D BTW: The last one is Reserve Bakery Column XXXX.

    Dale
  2. Prussian Mod 1852 Marked for 15th Hussaren...

    Fellows; Went to a gun show locally (Birmingham AL) Among all the stuff was one Prussian Saber. It was the only one there, no other German or French Swords were found. I had to negotiate, but...
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    Will, The local was a sawback Mod 1871, not...

    Will, The local was a sawback Mod 1871, not pioneer model, rather NCO. I did get it. The Gray Blanket had one, but someone wanted more than I. It had a couple of near fatal defects, so I did not...
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    IMHO: Tourist trap item from the 19th Century,...

    IMHO: Tourist trap item from the 19th Century, possibly early 20th.

    Dale
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    Will; locally there is one coming up for...

    Will; locally there is one coming up for sale....If it turns out to be what they guy claims, I will post it here...Just think, two in over 40 years!!

    Dale
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    Prussian Fusilier Model 1860.

    Guys: Got this one today. Rarely found in the US, as the Germans recycled this model heavily, especially in the Great war...Usually, the sellers want a lot of money for these, this one was a trade.
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    Guys; The finger loop almost always matches the...

    Guys; The finger loop almost always matches the state colors. In this case, Wuerttemburg, Red+Black. Bavaria would be Blue+White...

    Dale
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    "Mensur" Fencing weapon... Dale

    "Mensur" Fencing weapon...

    Dale
  9. Machine Gun Detachment, 9th Artillery....Kingdom...

    Machine Gun Detachment, 9th Artillery....Kingdom of Prussia.

    Dale
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    Thanks... Dale

    Thanks...

    Dale
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    Thanks: I will post some more pix later.... ...

    Thanks: I will post some more pix later....

    Dale
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    Jeff Noll's Book and a US M 1872

    Guys: Got the book and a US Mod 1872 Saber. WORK BROS. Chicago it sez....Any ideas from the experts as to era of manufacture ?? Sitting there with a S&F and a Mounted Artillery....

    Dale
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    Guys: Book is on the way, along with a US Mod...

    Guys: Book is on the way, along with a US Mod 1872 Cavalry Saber...

    Dale
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    Will: PM sent...the link works, and Terri says...

    Will: PM sent...the link works, and Terri says they have several copies available...I think if you call her at Noon your time in ONT, you should get her or Larry and can order it...They are in...
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    German Unit Markings Book....

    If anyone wants the last edition of Jeff Noll's book, it is here http://www.stewartsmilitaryantiques.com/german-book-the-imperial-german-regimental-marking-revised-edition-jeff-noll.41682.htm

    They...
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    A mystery for sure, some other details would...

    A mystery for sure, some other details would help, like the maker of the blade, and a full length pic of the blade....??

    I am thinking that an officer went from the Victoria Guard Dragoons to an...
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    There was a Dragoon Regiment named for Kaiserin...

    There was a Dragoon Regiment named for Kaiserin Victoria, Koenigin von Gross Britannien und Ireland, but no Artillery units. Maybe someone had the blade from the Dragoon unit and changed the hilt ??...
  18. Jeff Noll's book.

    Dirk: Privately published, copies do turn up on various auction sites from time to time.

    Dale
  19. Guys: I have been looking at German edged weapons...

    Guys: I have been looking at German edged weapons since 1965, and I cheat at it; I have an old edition of Jeff Noll's book....

    This could be an older blade, refitted with a new hilt in the 1830's,...
  20. Dirk: T.L.==="Train (Battalion) (Feld)...

    Dirk: T.L.==="Train (Battalion) (Feld) Lazaretten...One would have to examine the Saber closely to determine anything else, for example, the maker and the rest of the markings..

    Dale
  21. Dirk: Not from the Napoleonic Wars, made in the...

    Dirk: Not from the Napoleonic Wars, made in the 1830's. The unit marking is after 1871, and is 5th Train Battalion, Field Hospital, (Feld Lazaretten)....The mark on the ring is a fiscal control...
  22. 4 Fein Cizliert IOD 89

    Christopher: These 4 examples turned up since 2015 on the usual suspect site...(E-Pay)

    Notice that all of them are intact and not beat up. This is what you might want to look for in the future....
  23. Chris; It is lacking the wire wrap on the grip,...

    Chris; It is lacking the wire wrap on the grip, and the finger loop is long gone. I would not pay that much, but you have to decide. Sometimes it is better to save your funds for items in better...
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    Masonic Knights Templar. Made before 1918 by the...

    Masonic Knights Templar. Made before 1918 by the trade mark. Weyersburg Kirschbaum and Co.

    Dale
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    Looks very recent and very modern to me...and I...

    Looks very recent and very modern to me...and I did search but found nothing..

    Dale
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