Prussian 1845 Fascinemesser Markings

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James B
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Prussian 1845 Fascinemesser Markings

Post by James B » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:21 pm

Hello,

Can anyone identify the regimental markings in the attached picture, I presume that the 'A' stands for Artillery as these were commonly used by them.

Following the previous logic does the 'F' stand for Foot, making this a Foot Artillery weapon of a 12th Brigade/Regiment?

The sword has the makers mark P.D.L. (P. D. Luneschoss) a Prussian manufacturer. It also has the Imperial crown marking.

Thanks for any help.

James
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Will
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Re: Prussian 1845 Fascinemesser Markings

Post by Will » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:32 pm

Members on SFI would have a good idea what the markings are.

GNEHRING
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Re: Prussian 1845 Fascinemesser Markings

Post by GNEHRING » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:56 am

Hi James, there is only one book I'm aware of that deals with Imperial German regimental markings and that is Jeff Noll's "The Imperial German Regimental Marking". The book really focuses on WW1 markings and your sword is pre-WW1. Based on the book your sword was issued to the 12th Munionskolonne-Haubitzen des Fussartillerie Regiments, 158 weapon. In English this would be the 12th Howitzer Munitions Column, Foot Artillery Regiment, 158 weapon.

Cheers,

Greg

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