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Article about: I've just seen an M15 from Bayern, standard infantery type with grey fittings, but with an inkstamp that's new to me. 147 BD III 12.6 Does this ring a bell with anyone? It isn't from IR147 a

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    I've just seen an M15 from Bayern, standard infantery type with grey fittings, but with an inkstamp that's new to me. 147 BD III 12.6 Does this ring a bell with anyone? It isn't from IR147 as that wasn't a Bayern regiment, and I can't think what BD would stand for. The initials Bd in German refer to a book or volume, which wouldn't make sense. Also 12.6 seems a bit odd. If anyone has any thoughts on this I'd be glad to hear it. No photo of it I'm afraid.

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    DPW......"BD" was used by the cothing dept of the Bavarian 3rd Army on its inception on the out break of war in 1914...its stands for "Bekliedungs" simply "Clothing" , however no idea on the rest of the marking....
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    If it were a holster or weapon I would read it as 147 Brigade, 3rd Battalion. 12th company.

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