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Title Prussian belt buckle, 1896 pattern
Nationality German
Period c 1896-1918
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This is the standard buckle for the Prussian army in WW1, though the pattern is 19th century. They were replaced by the all-steel buckles in 1915. These were worn by all Prussian other ranks infantry, artillery and train battalions. They normally had a leather wiederhalt, but this one lacks it.

This example has a smaller centre plate than that normally encountered, and there is a small crease to the centre of the crown. Otherwise, it is a standard product with its original brazed goalpost catch.

Prov: from the J.R. Gaunt & Son Ltd. Pattern Book Archive, sold at auction by order of the National Army Museum, London.

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


[Belt Buckles : German : 19th Century]

testimonials

My order arrived this morning, thanks for the prompt delivery.

Two excellent original pieces, I must say.

Buckle is in minty condition retaining so much detail esp plummage on eagle's neck and chest, like to see those 'creases' on the legs also... a beautiful example of an early O&C buckle.

Belt is very interesting, rather thin, CROUPON stamped and also behind the tongue...maybe Allegmeine but no SS markings as you state. Beautiful piece none the less.

Thanks for a speedy transaction Chris, I am very happy with my purchase :)

B M, United Kingdom, 26.10.2018

Today I have received the Bilbo. It is a beautiful sword. Thank you!

R K, Netherlands, 06.12.2007

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