Good day Gentlemen,
It's been a while since I've posted anything so I thought I'd post a couple of buckles I bought a couple of months ago. First is an all brass Prussian that has scratched on the front the names Cantigny, Soissons, St. Miheil, Argonne and the date 1917-1918
The second buckle is a wuttenburg that is a little off, seems the roundel was put on upside down? or maybe this is a repro.
Either way, I paid less than $35.00 each, so I'm not worried if it is.
Now, Your opinions?
Last edited by AntonEbans; 06-16-2011 at 03:30 PM.
A couple interesting buckles you have shown. The first is, of course, an original M1895 Prussian, and I saw this one on ebay a while back. Interesting as it has been turned into a sort of souvenir/trench art piece by way of the scratched names on the obverse.
The 2nd Württemberg buckle appears okay to me...looks like original construction, etc. Do you have another photo of the reverse showing the pin assembly and "ears"? I think perhaps this buckle was converted for left-handed use by way turning the roundel around/upside down. Hope that helps
Last edited by AntonEbans; 06-17-2011 at 02:43 PM.
Hi Anton, the first one looks fine & has the nice touch of the battle honours (see my one below). As for the second, you're quite right that it's been repaired with the dent showing on the back. But is it an old or new repair? The only way you can judge is, does the solder look new? Cheers, Richard.
jagdhorn, ccmjr, here picture of prongs
Hi JR92, you've got some great Saxons there Also some rare markings. Thanks for showing, cheers, Richard.
CCMJR,I blame myself I will to post more detailed pictures