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Article about: Hi guys, saw this and it was a first for me to be honest, basically it is a Crank catch Luftwaffe buckle, I wondering what other members thought about the buckle? To me it could be a genuine

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    Hi guys, saw this and it was a first for me to be honest, basically it is a Crank catch Luftwaffe buckle, I wondering what other members thought about the buckle? To me it could be a genuine buckle made by Assmann, anyone any other thoughts?
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    Buckle itself might be original.....but it looks like that puppy's been repainted recently. Unfortunately the only crank catch Luft exmamples that I have for comparison is an early '35 dated drop tail example and another non tabbed drop tail.

    Cheers!

    Rob

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    Ben, it certainly looks a genuine crank catch lufty to me & a very seldom seen buckle for a luftwaffe

    I agree with Rob about the recent green repaint which is a pity but if you buy it you can try Acetone on the paint to hopefully reveal the origional paint underneath


    Cheers Mac 66.
    Last edited by Mac 66; 04-19-2012 at 01:48 PM.

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    Ben, the buckle looks original, but it is the very first time for me to see this maker on a crank catch LW buckle made from steel. I think it is very rare! There is another LW steel buckle with a similar catch known and it is from C.T. Dicke (usually marked C.T.D.1942).

    Best,
    Guido

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    Many thanks gents, do we agree on the maker being Assmann?
    Ben

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    Quote by Ben Evans View Post
    Many thanks gents, do we agree on the maker being Assmann?
    Yes, I would say so!

    It is insofar logical as I know that Assmann produced also a steel crank catch SS buckle!!

    Best,
    Guido

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    Quote by Guido View Post
    Yes, I would say so!

    It is insofar logical as I know that Assmann produced also a steel crank catch SS buckle!!

    Best,
    Guido
    I have seen the one that Marc V owned, very nice Guido
    Ben

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    Hello Ben ,

    very nice seldom seen Assmann Luftwaffe steel ........but questionable the color .

    Is ist original so in color like on the pics or is it dark blue ?
    Regards ,
    Markus


    I'm searching for
    Buckles 3.Reich

    special SA/NSKK/NSFK with maker marks


    Link to my collection : http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/album.php?albumid=1175



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    That would be the question Markus, has it been repainted? But on the other hand to be quite honest on a buckle this rare it would not bother me to be honest!
    Ben

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    Quote by Ben Evans View Post
    I have seen the one that Marc V owned, very nice Guido
    Yes Ben, this is exactly the piece that I had in my mind!

    Best,
    Guido

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