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Title Army other ranks belt buckle, aluminium
Nationality German
Period 1937
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This has its regimental marks on the leather tag for the 1st Infantry Regiment and is maker marked Haarmann of Ludenscheid. These buckles were introduced in 1936 in die-struck aluminium with a feldgrau paint finish. They were later replaced by a steel example.

These aluminium buckles are considerably scarcer than the steel variety, especially if they have the bulk of their paint on them as this does. I would say that approximately 50% plus of the paint remains on the face and virtually all on the reverse.

The leather tongue has shrunk somewhat and there is a little crackelure damage on the reverse, but I think the regimental marks make up for this.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Belt Buckles : Third Reich : Army]

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