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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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Today Iíve received your parcel in good order. Iím vey happy with [t]his piece.

C A, Netherlands, 15.07.2013

Found the item a little on the expensive side and a bit disappointed that you were unwilling to bend a bit on the price of the Officer's Tunic Eagle (half the fun of buying, after all, is the haggling), but impressed by the speed of delivery and the quality of the item. Was well worth it in the long run...

G F, UK, 30.08.2005

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