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Article about: Good evening, I believe the buckle is russian from WW1 but I would like to know more. Thanks in advance PS - last picture is a size comparison with a classic russian imperial buckle

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    Good evening,

    I believe the buckle is russian from WW1 but I would like to know more.
    Thanks in advance

    PS - last picture is a size comparison with a classic russian imperial buckle
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    Regards

    Matt

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    In Johan Somers' book, "Imperial Russian Field Uniforms and Equipment 1907-1917" it is listed as a militia buckle (Opolochenie, Ополчение) But I have heard them referred to as buckles from punishment battalions and from ersatz battalions. Every example I have seen has been a dug example.


    Shown are a couple that I have in my collection, both from the Tannenberg area.
    Best
    Gus

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    Many thanks Gus!
    Regards

    Matt

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