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Article about: I have my second crank catch Luftwaffe buckle. I am assuming it is early- there is pretty heavy wear with the leather intact but drying out. There are no markings on the buckle or the leathe

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    I have my second crank catch Luftwaffe buckle. I am assuming it is early- there is pretty heavy wear with the leather intact but drying out. There are no markings on the buckle or the leather.

    I probably paid too much, but crank catch Luftwaffe buckles are the ones I enjoy.

    Any one know:1. Am I right this is original?
    2. The marker?
    3. the likely year? (Nash doesn't list the ears in his chart of unmarked, but I am assuming no earlier than 1935, no later than 1938. but I am not a knowledgeable person on this- other than I like the buckles!)

    Patrick

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    Patrick, ref the buckle with the size of the ears I would say the maker could be Assmann, year of manufacture I would say 1935-36. Compare it with the new thread I have started about Luft crank catches
    Ben

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    Just moved it to Luft sub forum
    Ben

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    worn but its used.

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    That's a very nice early buckle ,I would not be bothered by the wear as that is a part of it's character. I would always want an item to show use rather than a "minty" piece anyday!! Leon.
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    Hello,

    a nice worne Assmann
    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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    Thanks for the answers. I always thought Assermann marked all their buckles.

    I am kind of weird- when I find something in great shape, I love it. When I find something this early and worn, I love it too. The odds are that this buckle served during some of the hardest years of the 20th century, perhaps a flyer, or a clerk, we can't know.

    I also thought most leather tabs were marked, but the, I have only a few of those to look at.

    Again, thanks
    Patrick

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    I like it. Crank catch's are to find. At least for me.

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    Hello,

    any marking on the leather tab ?
    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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    Sad to say, no markings at all. I have two now, one steel, but the face is super bright, so either made that way (Nash says some CTD buckles were silver in 1942, or it was buffed.

    I want to get another steel one, in fair condition so that when I reenact occasionally I have a nice useable original.
    Patrick

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