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Article about: This is the second of my arrivals which may be going back yet!!! When I bought this buckle I actually thought it was a nice nickel buckle. However it is in fact made of steel. Here is my con

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    Default Steel Weimer Feuerwehr

    This is the second of my arrivals which may be going back yet!!! When I bought this buckle I actually thought it was a nice nickel buckle. However it is in fact made of steel. Here is my concern (pre war buckles are not really my area) I thought pre war buckles from the Weimar period were made of nickel and not steel, does anyone know if they used steel in that era or does anyone else have a period buckle from this time made of steel other than the Imperial ones which I know they started to use steel. My other concern is the ears, for me in that triangle shape I do not really like and these are found on a lot of fake buckles. On the plus side, I do not believe these buckle are faked (as yet) and why would you fake a buckle that not worth much in the first place! Gents your opinions are most welcome and please post other examples if you have them

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    Last edited by Ben Evans; 11-09-2012 at 11:26 PM.
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    Hi Ben....I think the buckle is legit: it's not a reproduction.....but....that said - I think it may be a much more modern manufactured buckle. Are these still not in use, or perhaps they date from the '70's?
    More opinions are always welcome....I could be off..but I think it's a real post war buckle.

    Cheers !!

    Rob

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    Hey Rob, and all, after having a chat with other collectors my gut feeling was correct, the buckle is indeed a post war made version and not Weimar.
    Ben

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    Allow (if not, feel free to delete!)me to add a part of the uniform that was probably worn along with that buckle.
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by Ben Evans View Post
    Hey Rob, and all, after having a chat with other collectors my gut feeling was correct, the buckle is indeed a post war made version and not Weimar.
    That makes the helmet not relevant...!
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Hi Kris, is that a post war helmet?
    Ben

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    No , Ben, sorry!
    It is turn of the century ( 1900 ), but some were used untill the late 50' ties and 60' ties.
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Thanks mate, they look like a similar construction to the Picklehaub
    Ben

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