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I have studied the bewildering stampings of the German "dog tags" Erkennungsmarken every soldat was issued to wear on a cord around his neck.

It seems pretty straightforward that the information required was:
Personal I.D. Serial Number
Unit and Division Number
Blood Group

However depending on period in the war, unit and location this varied considerably.
Can someone post their 3rd Pzg erkennungsmarken stamping, either original or repro to help unit standardization?
Does it make any difference if this is hand stamped or machine engraved?

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Fritz, we've been using a 4-digit (numbers) ID on the ID tags which you can use on all your personal equipment (so you can find it) along with unit designation.  I've stamped ours for the blank-fire unit as "1Kp 53 Aufk Abt". The unit as I understand it was the unit you mustered into the German Army with and so after a bit there would be lots of different ID tags with different units all serving together.  Hand stamping is what I have done so far.  They are fun item to add to your impression and now I find that I need to wear it.

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I have one, but it remains blank.
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I have one, but it remains blank.

I'll be happy to stamp it for you.  Just bring it to McCoy and I'll mail it to you when done.  :)

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