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Gebirgsjaeger pack mule equipment show yours please!
Old 02-05-2007, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default Gebirgsjaeger pack mule equipment show yours please!

I would like to see anyones pack mule set ups they may have done i know this is a bit of a diverse subject but im sure someone must have done one!
Im particuarly interested in the panniers and other fitted equipment also how the panniers attached.
If anyone has any wartime photos they would like to post that would be great to.
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:39 PM   #2
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.. Nbr 1 (out of the 4) Gebirgsjäger San-Kasten normally transported by Tragtiere.
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:13 PM   #3
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No one have anything to show? what happened to your photo jan
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Old 02-09-2007, 02:56 PM   #4
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Grüß Gott Mulischoffeurs!

Here's my packsaddle and Tragkorb (wicker panniers) setup on a nice Austrian Haflinger mountain horse named "Fancy" last June at the Reading, PA World War II weekend:





This was the first time I had a chance to actually saddle up a live animal. I used a post-war Austrian packsaddle and Bundeswehr Tragkorb, but they are pretty much the same as wartime models. Here is the same setup on my "Trojan" Muli:



Some various panniers:



Here's a sequence of Bundeswehr photos showing the proper way to saddle a pack mule, or Muli (Moo-LEE):









And, of course, this is what the Muli thinks about all this stuff on his back:



There are a myriad of things that the pack mule and packsaddle can carry from Artillery pieces to radios. There are several different types of packsaddles that were used and many different attachments to carry stuff.




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Old 02-09-2007, 04:21 PM   #5
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Thank you very much!
i dont suppose you have a photo of the pack saddle seperately close up do you?
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:03 PM   #6
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Na Freilich!

Here's a wartime saddle that I recently acquired:





The panniers, ammo boxes, and other equipment usually have a square and triangular ring on the back that hook onto the hooks on the packsaddle. Other items use the shelf or have a special carrier which is attached to the saddle. Here's the backside of a pannier showing the rings:



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Servus Muliführers,

Here's a set of Gebirgsgeschütz 36 ammo boxes mounted on the packsaddle:



Here's the back of a medical chest with built-in rings to hook onto the packsaddle:



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Old 02-09-2007, 05:34 PM   #8
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Wow you have quite a collection there
What price are the pack saddles fetching now as i have never seen any for sale?
I have also been offered a pair of panniers are there any post war copies around?
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:51 PM   #9
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Some outstanding pictures and reference Patrick !!!! really nice !!!

thanks for sharing !!
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:21 PM   #10
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Wonderfull Patrick!

Some small questions from my side as well :

the medical GJ sani-kasten in the 5th picture, have these been professionally restored? They really look in mint condition!

Concerning the panniers, I note little differences in construction (handles, attachement-rings,etc...). Could you tell us if they were post-war produced as well (or by other countries, Switzerland for example)?

Lastly, were these panniers already painted at factory level? Or was this done in the field?

Thanks in advance for your answers.

Mat, I edited my post...picture is visible again. sorry for the inconveniences

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Some additions ...

Here is a view of the bag the Gebirgs Truppen Zelt was transported. This features a somewhat different design. I do have Teil I as well, just the interior is different.
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A rather uncommon chest for a Fahnenschmied. No further information on any other chests, but the number I suggests there is at least another one.

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back ( the hooks are the standard kind )
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These have been shown before here, but just for reference ...

Note the ropes on the sides, wartime Korben always have these. These were also used and manufactured after the war.

Another version of these Tragekorben was also used. This featured a flat top lid without the rim (like the one Patrick showed).
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and last another photo that was shown before ...

There were about 24 different chests of these according to a manual, but I only have seen 4.
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