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Prussian EM buckles - are these period?

Article about: Hi all - I picked up a couple of Imperial buckles, and want to know if they are good or not. First up is a brass two-piece: There are no markings on the buckle to indicate maker or unit. I t

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    Hi all - I picked up a couple of Imperial buckles, and want to know if they are good or not.
    First up is a brass two-piece:

    There are no markings on the buckle to indicate maker or unit. I tried to find it in the thread on Imperial buckles, and also in the book by Peter Nash, to no avail. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
    Thank you.
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    Next up is a steel buckle, also completely unmarked. The catch is brazed to the roller and there is no shroud. All components of this buckle are magnetic. It had a couple of very heavily rusted spots on it, and I removed some of the builtup rust. During this process I observed that under the layers of grime and buildup on the buckle there was the appearance of a brass or gold-colored coating. Your input is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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    Roger, both are fine originals, dont worry about them not being marked in any way, most were not !.....some are found with leather tabs attached showing maker and date of manufacture, and some are found with "Regimentals" usually on the top/bottom flange, these were put on at Regiment to company level, but not all buckles were such marked. The top buckle is a varient of the M95 buckle, used from 1895 on, the second one piece stamped version is a Model 1915 used upto the end of the war. Thanks for showing.
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Very nice,steve you know your ww1 items ..!! Very nice as i learn something everytime you respond to a post! Thanks steve for everything you do on the forum..! And thanks roger for showing them ..!

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    pammy, thanks for the kind words....I am glad I can help, but its two way, I am also learning as well, here on the forum ! nobody can ever know everything ! Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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