OPINIONS ON Austria/Hungarian BUCKLE

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OPINIONS ON Austria/Hungarian BUCKLE

Post by afa485 » 15 Jul 2022 11:50

Hello,

I am interested in WW1 belt buckles and recently came across this example. As I have no experience with WW1 era buckles I am hoping that someone will be able to tell me if this one is original to the period and any other information relating to it.

Best regards as ever

Tony
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Post by afa485 » 27 Jul 2022 10:24

With nearly 1000 views, no one has been able help me any opinions or information about this buckle. Have I posted the thread in the wrong place ?

Best Regards as ever,

Tony

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Post by IanE » 27 Jul 2022 10:58

Tony,

I have an identical buckle in my collection and I am 100% satisfied that it is original.

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Post by afa485 » 27 Jul 2022 12:28

Many thanks Ian, much appreciated. I also have a similar buckle with a removable eagle crest on the front. Do you know if that type Is an officer issue ?

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Post by afa485 » 27 Jul 2022 12:51

Here is my other buckle, which has a removable front piece. Would this be an officer issue ?

Any help or comments would be gratefully received.

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Post by afa485 » 27 Jul 2022 12:54

Sorry - IT problems - here are the pictures for comment
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Post by IanE » 27 Jul 2022 22:07

Hi Tony,

Another good example of an Austro-Hungarian enlisted buckle. Officers buckles were completely different. I have a book describing the various buckles and I will dig it out today and post additional comments regarding this type.

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Post by IanE » 27 Jul 2022 23:32

The two buckles you have posted are both types from the era of Franz Josef.
The Solid pressed type was standard issue.
The one with the detachable coat of arms is probably a private purchase piece utilised by One Year Volunteers and those that could afford to 'upgrade'.

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Post by afa485 » 28 Jul 2022 08:10

Thanks for your trouble Ian. That information is very much appreciated.

Best regards

Tony

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