This early image depicts an un-named private of a Bavarian Landstrum Infantry unit taken sometime in the 1890's
He is armed with the 1888 pattern Commission rifle which was the predecessor of the Kar -98 Mauser Rifle.

The Landstrum were something akin to a veteran reserve corps made up of older men and veterans. His oilskin cap
cover and non-regulation tunic indicate his
Landstrum affiliation.

Carte de Visite-style Photograph
2 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches (6.5 cm x 12cm)
Otto Böhm - Photographer
Passau, Heilige, Geiststr.1, Bavaria, Germany
c. 1890's