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Mint dlv buckle for review

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ID:	154596I just got this today - a MINT DLV (Deutscher Luftsport Verband) buckle. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this very rare buckle. I would like you buckle experts to give me your honest opinion whether this is really rare, and more important - is it genuine? I am put off by the flimsy claw, but never having seen one of these before, perhaps that is acceptable. The reverse side of the buckle is painted a flat light green - almost an OD. I see a tiny bit of wear going into the catch, but that is good. Somebody at least tried it on. Click image for larger version. 

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    Buckle looks fine and in cracking condition, do you have any better pics of the prongs and the catch?

    Thanks
    Ben

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    Quote by Ben Evans View Post
    Buckle looks fine and in cracking condition, do you have any better pics of the prongs and the catch?

    Thanks
    I don't think I can scan the catch any better, but the top of it has had the paint worn away, so somebody used this a few times.

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    Much better picture thanks, is the solder around the catch a gold colour?
    Ben

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    No, the solder is sort of dark - maybe black - with very tiny metallic flakes (I think) My eyes aren't that good, but the solder definitely is not gold! Is this a very rare buckle? I notice there is a liitle bit of over-spray on the claw assembly. So they painted the back after they installed the claw. Is that good or bad?

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    This is not a rare buckle. It could take some time to find one in this good of condition.

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    You would normally find the solder on these to be a gold colour, the buckle is not really a rare one but it is in nice condition
    Ben

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    You would normally find the solder on these to be a gold colour, the buckle is not really a rare one but it is in nice condition
    What does the fact that it is NOT Gold color mean? Anything?

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    What does the fact that it is NOT Gold color mean? Anything?
    The buckle is fine, if you have doubts posts some pics of the catch
    Ben

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    I tried every way I could think of to scan the catch - even shining a flashlight on it while the scanner was scanning, but it just won't come out any better. I put a piece of white paper with a hole in it for the catch to try to reflect some light. nothing would work. I guess the dark paint has something to do with it.

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