ID Gewehr

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ID Gewehr

Post by von thoma » 12 Jan 2019 03:48

Can you ID the weapon, in the middle ?
Thanks !

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Re: ID Gewehr

Post by Hisname » 12 Jan 2019 04:47

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Kar. 98A ?
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Re: ID Gewehr

Post by von thoma » 13 Jan 2019 03:37

Yes, Thank you !

And what about the long bayonet....
Was used with this Mauser carbine ? Or it's a German fireman’s dress dagger model ?
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Re: ID Gewehr

Post by Hisname » 13 Jan 2019 04:46

I'm sorry, but I'm not an expert on melee weapons. I could be wrong. In my opinion, this is not a bayonet, this is a hunting dagger.
Approximately like these in the photo:
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Re: ID Gewehr

Post by Richie B » 13 Jan 2019 09:37

I have also been interested in the edged weapon carried by the man in the centre. It certainly isn't a bayonet as correctly stated above. The only suggestion I have been given is that the man is some sort of Forestry Guard but I don't know enough about the uniform to confirm this.

It certainly bears a strong resemblance to the hunting weapons shown above.

If the uniform could be identified that might help.

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Re: ID Gewehr

Post by Hisname » 13 Jan 2019 09:50

Yes, you are right, the form of the military in the center of the photo is very interesting and very different from the form of the ordinary German military.
I am not a specialist in military uniforms, I think that you are right. In my opinion, this is an employee of the military customs, border guards or military ranger (military huntsman, jaeger, gamekeeper). I apologize, I do not know English very well, it is difficult for me to find the right words.

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 13 Jan 2019 12:53

Very interesting picture. It must have been taken minutes before the famous picture of the soldiers opening and removing the gate. Some sources say it’s the Zoppot-Gdingen street checkpoint in Danzig. See same building amd missing signs on these pictures. https://ww2db.com/photo.php?list=sp&sp= ... age_id=500
Looking at all the pictures I could find of this event I could only find two men in similar uniforms. So probably as already mentioned some sort of border guards.

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Re: ID Gewehr

Post by Poot » 13 Jan 2019 21:09

Definitely a Kar.98, but with the stock modified to accept a bolt take down ferrule like a K98k rifle.
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