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Prussian Landjaegerie Peaked Cap

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Gents,

 

This is an example of the transitional Weimar Republic period Prussian Landjaegerie peaked cap.   This Schirmmutze is made of police green cloth with a distinctive blue band and orange-red piping.  Notice there was no chin strap worn on this cap during the time of the Weimar Republic and none has been added to this cap.  Also notice the screened metal vents in the top of the cap, which is a normal practice for Polizei caps.  After 1934 the lower b/w Prussian cockade was replaced with the new Polizei eagle within a wreath insignia while the old uniform with matching blue collar tabs continued to be worn until it was replaced by the new Nationale Polizei uniform with brown collar and cuffs after 1936.  

 

 

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Prussian Landjäger peaked cap insignia.JPG

Prussian Landjäger peaked cap vents.JPG

Prussian Landjäger peaked cap interior.JPG

Pruss gold Pol bayaonet.JPG


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Wonderfull, thanks for sharing another uniform gem! Could you please post a close-up of the dagger.

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Great hat.  Rich A. in Pa.


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19 hours ago, Proud Kraut said:

Wonderfull, thanks for sharing another uniform gem! Could you please post a close-up of the dagger.

 

This is an example of the Model 1930 Prussian Polizei-Hirschfanger made by Eickhorn.  This sidearm is in the rarely seen gold color Tombek bayonet with a brown leather scabbard whereas most seen nowadays were made in the nickel plated white finish with a black leather scabbard for municipal police.  It has the uncut long blade and it still has the clamshell guard although the Prussian Police emblem in the grip has been replaced with the Model 1936 National Police eagle.  Also notice that the sidearm retains it long grip which has not been cut down as is normally seen with these bayonets with shortened blades.  BTW, this is not strictly a bayonet as it has no attachment for a rifle.  

 

 

Pruss gold Pol bayonet blade.JPG

Pruss gold Pol bayo hilt.JPG


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Thanks very much for these additional pictures, amazing. One day I´ll visit your museum....

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Very nice Sarge,when you first posted this I thought isn't that Zoll green rather than Landjaegerie......So I went forth and looked it up...learned something new on the coloring.Zoll is a bit bright color.

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Great clamshell.  Rich A. in Pa.


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17 hours ago, Jack the Collector said:

Very nice Sarge,when you first posted this I thought isn't that Zoll green rather than Landjaegerie......So I went forth and looked it up...learned something new on the coloring.Zoll is a bit bright color.

 

Yes, this is an odd green color that was worn by most policemen during this time period.  The rural police of the Landgendarmerie wore dark green (dunkelgrunem Tuch) uniforms with gold buttons, blue (kornblumenblau) collar tabs, and red (rotem Vorstoffen) piping.  They also wore a gray-green Summer jacket after 1914.  Leather was brown and continued so until the end of WWII.  At any rate the Gendarmerie became the Landjaegerei in June of 1920 and the green color cloth was then described as dark green (dunkelgrunem Tuch) in the 11 October 1926 new orders.  Metal bits (i.e. buttons, buckles, Tschako trim, etc.) were to be gold color.  

 

This "Police green" (polizeigrune) color was worn by many uniformed law enforcement officers until the language changed again after 17 August 1933 with the introduction of new uniforms in "helgrunem Tuch" for the Landespolizei-Gruppe Wecke z.b.V. (LPG Hermann Goring).  The new uniform cap Police Eagle (Mutzenadler) seen above on this cap was ordered by the Prussian Police in 1934/36.  All headgear was ordered to have the National b/r/w/ cockade and NS Police eagle after 4 April 1936.  So a slow evolution to the green color that we think of today.  

 


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