I am also wondering....Landwehr Dragoner as the cross is fixed on the chest?? Were there Landwehr Dragoners??
Absolutely. Landwehr Kavalerie officer who had been Dragoner. Also exists with the Landwehr cross on the tail feathers which would be of course Reserve. One of my favorite Wappen. Nice catch.
By the way, my understanding is that the paper thin brass is a result of brass becoming a strategic war material for cartridge casings, so makers had to reduce the amount of brass significantly.