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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]

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S F, UK, 21.04.2012

Everything AOK. Excellent stuff on your part. I would not hesitate to buy like objects off you again. My sincere thanks!

D S, Australia, 31.12.2007

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