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Uniform and Equipment Identification

Uniform and Equipment Identification

Posted: 10 Oct 2011 8:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am attaching a hand colored photo of my gr-grandfather who emigrated from Lucka, Slovakia. I believe he would have entered the military in 1896. Can anyone please tell me what the uniform says about his rank and type of service. Also, can anyone tell me what he is holding in his left hand? It seems too short to be a sword.
Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Posted: 11 Oct 2011 2:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Oct 2011 2:41PM GMT
google > "KuK Bajonett"

Steyr Mannlicher M95 Gun and Bajonett:

the red color in the picture think shows Hauptmann or Rittmeister:
found this translations:
Rittmeister(historical designation for officers of Cavalry) > Captain
Hauptmeister > Master chief
Offizier/Officer was a soldier from rank Lieutenant to Marshall:

Re: Bayonet!

Posted: 14 Oct 2011 1:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for the quick response!
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