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The Gendarmerie: Tirol

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Burgenland Lower Austria Steiermark Upper Austria
Carinthia Salzburg Tirol Vorarlberg

In 1958 the population of the Austrian state of Tirol was 436,000. Tirol is 12,648.61 sq. kilometers (7859.5 sq miles). The capitol of Tirol is Innsbruck.

In 1958 the Gendarmerie of Tirol was headquartered in Innsbruck with regional commands in:

  • Innsbruck (315 personnel in 42 posts)
  • Landeck (273 personnel in 40 posts & 3 border posts)
  • Kitzbühel (311 personnel in 42 posts & 2 border posts)
  • [Almanach der österreichischen Bundesgendarmerie, 1958]

    At the end of WWII a border dispute with Italy resulted in
    South Tirol becoming part of Italy. This split the remaining Austrian
    state of Tirol, creating a 20km gap between North Tirol and
    East Tirol. The two areas are still one state. East Tirol is the
    District of Lienz.

    (Dec 2007)
    Innsbruck City01 118,362
    Imst24 56,387
    Innsbruck Land65 163,277
    Kitzbühel20 61,642
    Kufstein30 98,956
    Lienz33 50,487
    totals279 703,512

    For a 3D topographical map of Tirol, visit visit the Tirol Atlas

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    Landes Gendarmerie Kommando Tirol

    Carbines with the markings of Tirol have been found to usually have one of two marking configurations. The first group has the Gendarmerie markings on the bottom of the trigger housing, with no other parts on the carbine stamped with any other numbers or markings.

    The second group have the Gendarmerie markings on the bottom of the trigger housing, and the entire serial number stamped in the slingwell, in the underside of the handguard and etched on top of the bolt.

    The majority of carbines used by this state have the original GI parts appropriate for the carbine manufacturer, with the exception of many with an adjustable rear sight and rotary safety.

    The inventory numbers are still being evaluated to determine the highest number. If a carbine with the Tirol Gendarmerie markings is in the USA, it was returned by Austria to the U.S. Army and turned over to the Civilian Marksmanship Program in 2008. These carbines have no import marks.

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