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Old November 7, 2015, 03:26 PM   #1
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Swiss k11 with troop tag...help ID tag

I just got a K11 from classic arms, manufactured in 1916. I'm most interested in the troop tag I found under the but plate.

The picture is to large to load but I will type it out:
Hani Karl 11
Fl. Pk. Kp 5
St. Gallen Haggenh.itr
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Old November 7, 2015, 05:11 PM   #2
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Others can tell you more I'm sure but St Gallen is a town in Switzerland. I assume that's where it was issued to Karl Hanni?
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Old November 7, 2015, 08:01 PM   #3
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I actually figured it out! He was part of the avation support company 5 and I found his street with the help of a semi local. One of many reasons these mil surps are amazing.
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Old November 7, 2015, 11:12 PM   #4
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Send him a letter! See if you can be pen pals!
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Old November 8, 2015, 03:23 PM   #5
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Pretty crazy you tracked the guy down from that little tag. I definitely didn't get that far with mine.


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Old November 8, 2015, 10:34 PM   #6
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A rifle issued to a Swiss air support unit in 1916 has got to be one of the rarer items out there.
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Old November 9, 2015, 11:40 PM   #7
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I am guessing the tag belongs to the most recent owner, not the original owner.
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