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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.

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[Belt Buckles : German : 19th Century]

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This is to confirm receipt of the item and I am very pleased with it.

P M, Australia, 02.05.2013

The bayonet is a splendid addition to my collection...

C T, UK, 03.12.2008

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