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Thanks Chris

I'm not really a buckle collector and had to fight for that one at auction, now and again I pick one up they are cool and like looking at collections. This Bavarian is painted brass.


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My Bavarian children. I keep turning them up in black; there are three here--a fourth resides with a friend. 

My feldgrau one is likely repainted in recent years, though I got it out of a collection in Germany. One brass and one steel came out of the US, the rest all came to me from overseas. Note the varied construction styles and the period repair to the one with the tab.

Jan 2017 my buckles (1).JPG

Omitted mention of the blue souvenir tin in the above photo--it is a full sized Bavarian device mounted to a Gem Razor, UK, shaving set.

Jan 2017 my buckles (4).JPG

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A common belt buckle but with double unit mark : O.J.R. 91 and R.J.R. 77, both X. Armee Korps.






A saxon one with maker mark on leather :






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9 hours ago, dwmosher said:

My officer's Feldbinden:

Hesse, Saxony, Wurttemberg, Baden, Bavaria, Prussia, Prussia



Apparently the Bavarians have a special ones for "Musikmeister", with different brocade colors. Must be super rare. A friend had one for the Musikmeister of the 2nd bavarian Jäger but it is unfortunately long gone.

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Prussian model 1847 unit marked to the 1st Battalion of J.R.20.





Naval / Colonial model 1895



Below are transitional buckles made in 1914 and 1915 before the introduction of the one piece steel stamped box/roundel models.

Prussian with pewter box and roundel made by the Saxon maker H.E Peucker.



Prussian with steel box and pewter roundel.



A scarce Bavarian steel buckle by Wimmer using the 4 prong roundel attachment method.



Saxon with steel box and soldered steel roundel made by GH Osang. Regiment marked to Saxon J.R.182






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