Hello and welcome to the buckle forum and the Warrelics forum in general your unmarked buckle is indeed original and it was made by the maker J C Maedicke, Berlin. We can tell from the eagle, the catch and the ears that it was made by this maker, I have enclosed a Heer example by the same maker, look at the ears from the rear and you will see they are the same
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Regards, Lars (Danish guy in Russia)
Thanks very much for the welcome and the fascinating information. From what I've read, a variety of small firms were contracted to make these and other buckles etc. Did J C Maedicke also make other items?
I think they made awards as well, I have just done a quick search and come up with Krim Shields, cuff titles, breast eagles so they probably had other contracts, M5, M1, etc
Longbar: Welcome aboard! I am sure that you have already noticed that you came to the right place. The knowledge to be tapped on this Forum is huge in scope. The Best to you, Dwight
Welcome to the forum!! great looking buckle..
I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.
Thanks! Impressive... a truly international group. Can anyone suggest the year this buckle may have been made?
I would say between 40 and 43, they started using steel buckles 1940 onwards, the order to stop using aluminium came out in 1939