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Trying to determine manufacturer of M4 marked buckle

Article about: Greetings, Before I start, I would just like to say what a great forum this is. OK, Here goes... . I recently received an M4 Wehrnacht belt buckle from a friend of the family. Her father who

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    Default Trying to determine manufacturer of M4 marked buckle

    Greetings,

    Before I start, I would just like to say what a great forum this is.

    OK, Here goes... . I recently received an M4 Wehrnacht belt buckle from a friend of the family. Her father who was a non-comm in US Army intelligence and participated in the campaigns of Normandy, Ardennes, Northern France, and Germany got a hold of the buckle during the German campaign. I have no doubt about its authenticity. However, I would like to know who the manufacturer was.

    The markings on the back are a little difficult to read but I believe the letters are D C F & Co 42. I've researched this forum and Wehrmacht-awards.com to no avail and was wondering if anyone of you might have an idea of who /where this company was.

    I am attaching several photos to aid in your recognition.

    Many thanks in advance in helping me unravel this mystery.

    Cheers!

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    Default re: Trying to determine manufacturer of M4 marked buckle

    Hi there and welcome very nice buckle by Dr Franke & Co given license number M4/23, have a look in the M4 makers thread, you find more examples of this maker in there
    Ben

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    Ben,

    Thank you so very much. Being a newbie, I had already checked your excellent Maker Profiles and Non M4 Maker threads but was drawing a blank on the Dr. Franke part.
    That is most excellent news!

    Love this site!

    Cheers!

    Mike

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    Default re: Trying to determine manufacturer of M4 marked buckle

    Mike, your welcome mate, Dr Franke on page 1 M4 makers list
    Ben

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    Default re: Trying to determine manufacturer of M4 marked buckle

    Interestingly, the company still exists and is still in the metal working business.

    dr-franke-umformtechnik - Home

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    Default re: Trying to determine manufacturer of M4 marked buckle

    There are quite a few that still exist, I believe Richard Seiper is now a toy maker!
    Ben

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