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Kaiser Franz Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.2

Photo of men of Garde Korps troops, cancelled Berlin SW, 6 Dec. 1914. Kaiser Franz Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.2 (Berlin) Garde-Korps. All wearing GK pickelhauben, M95 waffenrocks, M95 / 97 pickelhauben with Garde Korps wappen. Ammo pouches are M95. The NCO at left has a marksmanship lanyard.

 

Surprisingly enough,six of the eight armed men are armed with a mix of Gew 88's & only two with Gew 98 rifles. Appears that even Garde troops not at the Front turned in Gew 98 rifles for Gew 88's.

 

The GK were amongst the first troops to receive the Gew 98 in 1901. Note that of the Gew 88 rifles sold to Ecuador around 1904, most that have come into the US in recent years have been former Garde Korps regimented rifles.

  

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Taken on December 6, 1914