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    cool militaria Yes, it does look like it could...

    cool militaria Yes, it does look like it could be a M1883 revolver with the lanyard ring removed from the bottom of the grip. A reliable weapon, but not that efficient to use as compared to what...
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    An interesting photo with most probably a...

    An interesting photo with most probably a recycled bayonet and frog. cool militaria The holster is also interesting because it seems to be a different color (not black) and more of a revolver type....
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    As for armbands I think that timing is a factor...

    As for armbands I think that timing is a factor with them, on good terms with Hitler and the NSDAP, in 1933 Hitler authorized the Bahnschutz to wear NSDAP badges and insignia on their uniforms - to...
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    A good thought and I agree. cool militariacool...

    A good thought and I agree. cool militariacool militaria BTW: I probably should have mentioned that the Russians were reported as not treating German Railway personnel as being under the Geneva...
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    Thank you for that excellent period photo that...

    Thank you for that excellent period photo that shows what a typical Bahnschutz group from that time might look like. cool militaria Very briefly, I don't think anyone would question that the W-SS of...
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    Some excellent information which I very much...

    Some excellent information which I very much appreciate. cool militariacool militaria I will have to take another look at some of the information that I have which (as I recall) had the SS taking...
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    The German Railways were a part of the RVM and...

    The German Railways were a part of the RVM and Himmler faced successful resistance from the RVM where the Bahnschutz was concerned, although it did cooperate with the police establishment in some...
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    In the early years the German Army was not...

    In the early years the German Army was not favorably inclined to support the SS with arms from its reserves and/or contracts. The SS seeking by whatever way it could to acquire them such as...
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    In the early days of the Third Reich the German...

    In the early days of the Third Reich the German Army and other elements of the Wehrmacht used former Imperial/Weimar era arms to equip its forces (the same as the early period armed elements of the...
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    Definitely IMO a minefield, if it's the one I'm...

    Definitely IMO a minefield, if it's the one I'm thinking of it's a fake. That type (intentionally) not making it into George Wheeler's book. Best Regards, Fred
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    Regrettably, from what I can see the complete rig...

    Regrettably, from what I can see the complete rig is a postwar fake. The frog and the bayonet which besides a bogus marking, does not seem to be proportionally correct. Best Regards, Fred
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