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Uniform and Equipment Identification

Uniform and Equipment Identification

Posted: 1318280098000
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!
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Posted: 1318341995000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1318344096000
google > "KuK Bajonett"
http://www.google.at/search?um=1&hl=de&q=KuK+Bajonet...

Steyr Mannlicher M95 Gun and Bajonett:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxovjulfCPA&feature=playe...
http://www.hungariae.com/Mann95.htm
http://www.carbinesforcollectors.com/m95.htm
http://world.guns.ru/rifle/repeating-rifle/at/steyr-mannlich...
google-pictures: http://www.google.at/search?um=1&hl=de&q=Steyr+Mannl...

the red color in the picture think shows Hauptmann or Rittmeister:
http://www.kuk-wehrmacht.de/img/oe1898_09.jpg
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rittmeister
found this translations:
Rittmeister(historical designation for officers of Cavalry) > Captain
Hauptmeister > Master chief
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kavallerie
Offizier/Officer was a soldier from rank Lieutenant to Marshall: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offizier

Re: Bayonet!

Posted: 1318597925000
Classification: Query
Thank you for the quick response!
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