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Old 02-13-2018, 08:39 PM   #1
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what does this stamp means?


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Old 02-14-2018, 05:31 AM   #2
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I assume it means 5th Guards Foot Regiment (5. Garde Regiment zur Fuss) with the B possibly being battalion (but that would be unusual as this is usually denoted by a roman numeral and not really necessary as it has a company designation) and 10th company (kompanie).
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for your answer. I think, the last sign is the roman numeral "I".
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Thanks for your answer. I think, the last sign is the roman numeral "I".
I see what you mean but that makes not so much sense for several reasons. Why place I after the company designation while the B is in front of it? Also a 10th company is not in a first battalion. The position of the I is also way way way to the end and the stamping has possibly resulted in the damage seen on the buckle. Because of this I am not 100% sure this is a period stamping. I have not seen it done like this before. But let others comment on it first before we come to any conclusions.
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:11 AM   #5
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Just look at the dark patina at the bottom of this presumed "I" and for example the rest of the dark patina around the screw on the left or even the remaining patina around the medallion, where the previous owner could not polish it. Furthermore just look at the leftover of the patina in the stamp itself. The backside also shows similar patina to the mentioned patina. Moreover be aware of the bent metal on the lower end of the "I", which is leaning on the lower part of the "I". This means, that the bent must be happened after the stamp. I bought it with other really good and original stuff for a very low price from a private person. I am very sure, the stamp is original.

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Old 02-14-2018, 08:28 AM   #6
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Perhaps 5. Grenadier Regiment, Fueslier Batallion, 10. Kompagnie. The third battalion was the honorary fusilier battalion of the 5th Grenadier Regiment..
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:46 AM   #7
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I also think, that Grenadier Regiment Fueslier Batallion is probable. First i thought, Garderegiment zu Fuss would be in shortcut GRzF, but i just read on a german forum, that the stamps on edged weapons of Garderegiment zu Fuss is also possible. GR stands for Garderegiment zu Fuss. So, Garderegiment zu Fuss is the most probable and logical solution.

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Old 02-17-2018, 02:34 AM   #8
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I get 5. GREB10 K L out of that--the "F" is an "E" with the lower foot struck with the dot.

5. Garde Regiment Ersatz Bataillon 10. Kompagnie...could that "L" be for "Lehr?"
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:35 AM   #9
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I think that Fusilier Bataillon is correct. The "I" is a Garniture marking.
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