DRK Weimar period
Just got this in, DRK....
11-07-2013 08:49 PM
Very nice mate
Very nice from me too!..
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Very interesting type of buckle that shows a very long period of use from 1870 until the 60s
First model is 50mm large like the M47 prussian and is made of brass with a large nickel silver medaillon. Rarely seen buckle
Second model is the same but in 45 mm large like the the M95 prussian buckle. Scarce because used on a short period of time
Third model is introduced in 1912 and is made of nickel silver with a soldered medaillon of the same material. Early ones have the brass claws like the one shown in the present thread, then the claw is made of steel in two parts. Weimar era examples are sometimes made of nickel plated brass or steel instead of the more expensive nickel silver
There is a variation in the wreath as you can find laurel or oak leaves
Fourth model is made of one piece pressed steel painted feldgrau made during the first WW. It is a very rare variant
Fifth model is made of pebbled aluminium with alu medaillon attached by 4 tabs . This post WW2 model was still in use in the 60s