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Found in a village


Morar Andrei
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Yesterday, I went to visit an old lady who said that she has some old military objects, in a nearby village. One member of her family was an officer in the Austro-Hungarian army, then, after the war, became priest in that village, so he had to "hide" the old object from his army time.  Because I like history, I wanted to go and check them out. Initially, from the stories told by a friend, she had some old pieces if uniform. But, when I got there, I was somehow wright, but not entirely. This is what I discovered:

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Very nice, especially as you can put a owners name to the items, hope the rounds are deactivated 

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I thinl they are. Otherwise, they would nit have been allowed to keep them. They are are memory from the Second World War, I think. Here family was involved in both World Wars. Does anyone know from what kind of artillery piece may have come that shell. After a short insprction, it looked to have 55mm. 

Also, can anyone recognise the type pf sword? I don't think the writing is so clear...

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The helmet is clearly an officer model with the fancier spike mounting base. Wonder what medals he may have had that are now lost?

 If the helmet is his he was not in the Austrian army but one of the German states but not sure which one the helmet plate is for.

 

 

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Can anyone help me recognising the type of sword?

 

Btw: I forgot to mention that the lady who iwns this objects is a Transylvanian Saxon.

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7 hours ago, Morar Andrei said:

Can anyone help me recognising the type of sword?

 

Btw: I forgot to mention that the lady who iwns this objects is a Transylvanian Saxon.

It's an Austro-Hungarian infantry sword m1861(its a shame it was painted). Also the photo clearly shows the officer is Austro-Hungarian but that doesn't explain the german pickelhaube. I think the helmet came from someone else in the old lady's family.

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About the painting...

It was supposed to be tempirarely, just as a form of protection applier a few dousin years ago. But I thinknthey want to restore ut to its former glory.

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