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Posted: 6/19/2014 3:51:50 PM EDT
So I'm trying to find as much info as I can to verify that Steyr M95s and varients were used by nazi germans. In all of my searching I can only find about 2 photos, this is one.
They have insigians on their helmets, can anybody identify what unit or kind of unit they are in?
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 3:55:22 PM EDT
Sorry my search came up empty...

The marks and guns are somewhat obscure.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 4:07:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2014 4:11:48 PM EDT by RogueJSK]
They are Heer (Army) soldiers, but it's impossible to tell their unit from what's shown in the photo.

The insignia on their helmet is the just the German tricolor shield. It was applied to most Wehrmacht helmets in the early war period, but was phased out as the war progressed.

Link Posted: 6/19/2014 4:22:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2014 4:43:46 PM EDT by RogueJSK]
Here's another photo for you.

It shows RAD (Reichsarbeitsdienst) auxiliaries armed with Steyr M95s being trained in ski patrolling on the Eastern Front.

Link Posted: 6/19/2014 4:29:03 PM EDT
And lots of shots of last-ditch Volkssturm units being equipped with Steyr M95s:

Link Posted: 6/19/2014 4:49:04 PM EDT
And another Heer soldier:

Link Posted: 6/19/2014 8:14:32 PM EDT
Thanks for all the photos!
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 8:31:05 PM EDT
Very good photo's - have not seen some of those before
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 6:33:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/20/2014 6:35:44 AM EDT by AASG]
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Originally Posted By RogueJSK:
And lots of shots of last-ditch Volkssturm units being equipped with Steyr M95s:

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Is it just me or does this guy look a lot like "Higgins" from Magnum P.I.?
ETA: It looks like most of those guys are carrying long rifles, not M95/30 carbines, that seems odd as as the name implies most M95s got retrofitted in 1930.
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