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Title Army other ranks belt buckle, aluminium
Nationality German
Period 1937

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]


The day the blunderbuss arrives I could not stop looking and feeling the gun for at least one hour. My wife told me that I was sick........ I am very happy, it is a piece of craftsmanship! Well made! I have 5 blunderbusses but all iron barrel, also from England but this one is gorgeous with the Brass Barrel.

Please keep me informed when you have any other type of blunderbuss. Thanks my friend!

M R, USA, 04.08.2011

The medal is in superb condition and the pouch. Thanks very much, Chris.

M T, UK, 21.03.2007