"Valentin Huppert aus Kindenheim"
Note on reverse: "Valentin Huppert aus Kindenheim".
Studio portrait of Landwehrmann Valentin Huppert serving in Bayer. Landwehr Infanterie Regiment Nr. 8.
M1892 Überzug (helmet cover), Model 1910 Vereinfachte (Simplified) Feldrock (tunic), dark blue trousers with regulation marching boots. Large, M1895 ammunition pouches, 1871 Mauser fitted with a long S98 bayonet.
The S98 bayonet was originally produced in 1898 by the Germans to equip the new Gewehr 98 rifle and allay concerns over the reach advantage the French Army were perceived to posses following the introduction of the M1886/93/16 Lebel cruciform bayonet.
Early bayonets, manufactured up until 1902 had a fragile one-piece "wrap-around" grip and are known as ‘alte Art’ (aA - old art) as opposed to the ‘neue Art’ (nA - new art) version, like this example, which has two-piece grips.