In the case of our fictional Landsturm infantry squad, they were lucky to be armed with captured bolt action Russian Model 1891 Three-Line Rifles at a time when many units were still issued obsolete black-powder single-shot rifles.
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Interestingly, what historians refer to the as the Ersatz units--usually mixed Landwehr and Landsturm
formations--which were used to garrison Germany's eastern conquests, were among the first to disintegrate and head home without orders.
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The German Army by 1918 did not have enough personnel to serve as prison camp guards, and those it did have were Landsturm
men, old or unfit.
During World War I, it was issued to Bavarian training depots, border guards and the Landsturm
As Gew 98 production numbers increased, the Gew 88 was gradually withdrawn from service, first among the regular army, followed by the Landwehr and eventually the Landsturm.
However, with large numbers of Gew 88, Gew 91 and Kar 88 still in active service with the Landwehr and Landsturm, the juggling of reserve stores of two different cartridges represented a serious logistical challenge.
This was probably derived from the Prussian Landsturm
of 1813-1815, that fought in the liberation wars against Napoleon, mainly as guerrilla forces.
The 88/05 was intended to serve as a stopgap issue for the Landwehr, then to the Landsturm, as the Imperial German Army was reequipped with the Gew 98 and Kar 98.
This aging member of the Landsturm (below) is wearing an oil-cloth visor cap with the Imperial German cross of the reserves on the obverse crown of the cap.
A substantial number of Model 1867 and 1873 Werndls still on hand in 1914 eventually saw service with the Landsturm