Private purchase maybe? If it is not a French Army issue item then it may have only been made in very small numbers for private sale.
Looks early Russian in design to me but not 100% sure
thanks for your help
mystery buckle ?
some say it's spanish made .... ?
A close copy of the French tanks, captured from the Whites in the civil war. Also known as 'Tank M' I believe.
Only about 20 units were produced, so probably unlikely the case here but who knows?
"Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
I believe the tank pictured here is in fact a French Renault FT-17, pay close attention to the profile towards the rear with the attachment at the back, which is also present in the image on the buckle.
iMO is Spanish
thanks for your help for this mistery buckle !!