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#1 cwbuff

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:58 PM

I'm trying to identify the unit associated with this Saxon Picklehaube. I'm not familiar with how the Germans marked such items. Can someone decipher the unit information based on the picture?
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:10 PM

Looks like BA XII (BA 12) which is Saxon Army Corps area. 100th Regt? though I admit it looks like 10G!

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:59 AM

Is "100R" for 100th Regiment or for 100th Reserve (regiment)?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:03 AM

Is it '10 C. R."? I think I can see a full stop after the 'C'.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:33 AM

If it was a G, it's almost certainly the 10th Garde or Grenadier Regiment. Some additional research should establish which of those belongs to Saxony. But I don't believe that's correct.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:43 AM

Although I did find this out:

Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm II. (1. Schles.) Nr. 10

This was part of the 11th Division out of East Prussia I believe. This would not match a Saxon wappen on a haube, so we can cross that out.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:46 AM

I don't think 10 G.R. belongs to Saxony. The Saxon regiments were 100 through 108 when they were entered into the main German army. So with the 12th Corps stamping, I imagine this was intended to be 100 R., which is a typical Saxon marking (with just the R for regiment, rather than I.R. or J.R.). I think the small line in the middle that makes the second zero look like a G is actually just a bit of wear on the leather itself, and not actually ink. Trick photography. I'm 99% certain its the 100th Regiment, part of the 23rd Division.

Also found this: http://wiki-de.genea....net/Gren.R_100

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:09 AM

I own the pickelhaube. The marking is definitely "100R". The cockades are definitely Saxon. If this is the 100th Regiment, how would a Reserve Regiment be marked?

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:22 AM

Usually R J R 100 (Reserve Infantry Regiment).

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:09 PM

Hello

It's a Leib Grenadier Regiment n°100 (23e Infanterie Division). BA XII = BeckleidungsAmt 12 ( Sächsig).

It' belong to saxony.

Look here:

http://www.pickelhau...mmer_Marks.html

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:15 PM

Hi,

if the owner shows a picture of the helmet, then we can easily see if it is Leib Grenadier Rgt nr.100 or not

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

I've have not been back to this topic for some time. The notifications do not seem to be working. Regardless, here is a pic of the helmet.
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