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Reichswehr belt buckle genuine?

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    This buckle appears to be original but Reichswehr wish and opinion of experienced collectors. Thanks in advance moderators and collaborators!
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    This buckle is very interesting... An original Reichswehr roundel by the looks of it but soldered to what is a brass SA-type box. I would like to see photos of the prongs but I believe this pairing is period done.

    Best,
    Adam

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    I have seen a few of these around before, I would say from the construction and roundel it is original
    Ben

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    This is not an original buckle. These were produced back in the 70's in the US. Most have 3 solder points which make them easy to identify. Some have been recently made with only two solder points. This type of buckle i.e. brass body w/a nickel faceplate- was never produced by the Reichscheer.

    Bill

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    Well I must admit if these are fakes buckles they had me fooled, I always thought these were original pieces, they are made very well for fakes!
    Ben

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    Although this buckle is not within my collecting interest, I do agree with Bill here. At first glance it may look period and with a "good" colour and "good" degree of wear, however that brass box shouts out loudly. I think that the three giveaway features are (1) the configuration of the "ears" to include one which is decidedly under sized and slightly half heartedly formed, (2) a pin shroud and claw arrangement that has almost been uncomfortably forced into the buckle and (3), under size solder points, albeit well camouflaged with a copious amount of solder.

    Any one of the above three points by variation is I suppose possible on an original buckle, although a display of the three together - no, in my opinion.

    Regards,

    David

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    Yes, a fake and I have to agree fully with Bill and David.
    I can also confirm that this particular fake is known since the 70's. The fake roundel is further easy to detect on the marked flaw in the attached image.

    Best,
    Guido
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    Hello All,

    Very interesting and one that certainly had me fooled! I did see the rather small solder points, particularly at bottom in the photo, however as David said, masked by a good amount of rather old-looking solder. I have since seen this particular buckle on the TRADERS OF THE LOST SURLPUS - TOTLS.COM website. I would humbly venture here that this particular fake is perhaps from the 1970's as mentioned and therefore a bit "vintage" in it's own right. This would certainly help to explain the convincing age coloration of the brass box. Learning something new every day!

    Best,
    Adam

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    Reichswehr belt buckle three solder points is obviously false!
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    Yes mate indeed fake
    Ben

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