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Title Prussian other ranks belt plate, model 1915
Nationality German
Period c 1915-18
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This is the basic ersatz Prussian soldier's buckle of WW1. It was produced as an economy measure to replace the 1896 pattern, which was in two pieces (a box plate of brass with a white metal centre). This replacement item was die-struck in steel and painted field grey.

This retains perhaps 30% of its original paintwork and is lightly patinated overall.

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 : 20th Century]

testimonials

The belt buckle arrived this morning. I'm delighted with it. I've been after one for years.

H S, UK, 11.02.2014

Thank you. I have received the bayonet. It is indeed in excellent condition and miracle! It fits my antique P53 perfectly.

A F, Belgium, 29.08.2005

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