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Title Prussian waist buckle, other ranks, 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.

There is a typical crease to the centre of the crown from service wear, but otherwise, apart from a small scratch on the left, it is in pretty good shape, with the original brazed gatepost catch.

(The first photo was taken in a light tent to cut out reflections; the bottom one was taken in broad daylight. It is bright and shiny.)

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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Wanted to let you know the items arrived today. Great job on the packing. Too often I buy very expensive and irreplaceable items from the UK and they get sent barely packed to protect them from the various postal services - appreciate you going the extra mile to insure it arrived in the shape it left. Thanks again, look forward to doing business with you in the future. Items were very nice, exactly as offered.

M M, USA, 18.03.2010

Received eagle today, exellent and well wrapped, thank you.

D T, UK, 15.02.2006

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