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Hi Stoo!

I am pretty sure it is, but have no info on the years of production, contract details etc.

When I bought it, I was not even thinking that it was a Cuba, I thought it could be a warsaw pact country. And one man who is a world-buckles expert, told me it was a Cuba.

very funny thing.

BTW, looks like unissued buckles were totally overpainted. I have found a needle-head-sized spot of paint on the face, which is a remnants of original paint.

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Interesting buckle. Welcome to the forum! I have tried to comb through what (thin) photos I have of Cuban personnel but cannot find a picture showing a buckle... any idea as to era. FAR was FAR even before the revolution.

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Welcome to the forum!

Thanks! This is a quite lovely place, especially, after the MCF :)

Interesting buckle. ... I have tried to comb through what (thin) photos I have of Cuban personnel but cannot find a picture showing a buckle... any idea as to era. FAR was FAR even before the revolution.

The similar steel painted buckles were used in soviet army since 70-ies, so I guess these times were the beginning of the production of buckles for FAR. Also, at these times the soviet-cuban relations were quite warm and friendly.

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@Takc:

Your belt buckle could be made and used in the mid 60's until the mid 70's because I asked my father who served the FAR from 1980 until 1983. He don't know these belt buckle.

Here my FAR belt like my father had:

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Nice one! It seems that the belt made from the similar artifical "leather" like the Soviet belts.

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See yourself! :) In fact the belt isn't artificial leather but canvas and the outer side coated with some rubber-like material.

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Thank you Markgraf for sharing this pic. It's very interesting to know this fact. :)

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BTW, looks like unissued buckles were totally overpainted. I have found a needle-head-sized spot of paint on the face, which is a remnants of original paint.

My Cuba belt buckle is painetd for all sides.

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Original belt buckle with the Cuban shield printed and the initials (C.V.P) this stands for ( Cuerpo de Vigilancia Y Proteccion) POLICE. This buckle is rare because it was only fabricated at the beginning of the 60's. It measures 2' X 2 3/8' inches

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On 15/2/2007 at 20:43, Takc said:

here is it

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Very strange, i've never seen any photo of that bucket worn by cuban soldiers

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