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Title Aluminium army buckle with Wiederhalt, 1936 pattern
Nationality German
Period 1937
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This is the first issue pattern one-piece army buckle of the Third Reich, replacing the Weimar pattern. Photos show the latter being worn well into the late 1930s, so production must have been a rather slow process. In turn it was replaced by the next model in pressed steel, as an economy measure to preserve precious aluminium.

It is of injection-mould construction, and is marked on the reverse for Klein & Quenzer and dated 1937. The original brown leather Wiederhalt (tag) has survived, if a little shrunk with age, with only vestigial traces of the original paint remaining on the face. It has a rather worn look, no doubt from hard service use!

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[Belt Buckles : Third Reich : Army]

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Today received railway truncheon in great nik! Superb item gone to a very good home. Many thanks for your patience with this exercise ... Well done.

A C, Australia, 28.11.2013

Just a quick mail to let you know the medals arrived today, very pleased with them and your service.

S S, UK, 10.03.2010

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