Belt Buckles

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Belt Buckles

Ed Storey
Ed Storey

February 12th, 2011, 11:12 pm #1

Any idea which came first, the Canadian 1964 Pattern or the Austrian?





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Michael Dorosh
Michael Dorosh

February 13th, 2011, 12:53 am #2

Looks like an "83" on the Austrian buckle - is that what the southern Germans call "a hint"?

Never could figure out in Garrison Dress, when they brought back what I presume was the same pattern, only in black, whether that flat little piece went on the top or the bottom. I always wore it on the top. I see the photo shows it both ways.
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Roger Lucy
Roger Lucy

February 13th, 2011, 12:53 pm #3

Any idea which came first, the Canadian 1964 Pattern or the Austrian?





Based on the way the same maker (Ulbrichts Witwe (Ulbricht's widow) of Schwanenstedt marked Austrian helmets, I would say 83 does indeed stand for the date of manufacture.
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Ed Storey
Ed Storey

February 13th, 2011, 1:06 pm #4

Looks like an "83" on the Austrian buckle - is that what the southern Germans call "a hint"?

Never could figure out in Garrison Dress, when they brought back what I presume was the same pattern, only in black, whether that flat little piece went on the top or the bottom. I always wore it on the top. I see the photo shows it both ways.
Yes, I spotted the '83' while looking over the buckle. I was not sure if the '83' was a year of manufacture or a casting mark. I don't suppose anyone knows how long the Austrians have been using this style of buckle, let alone if it was influenced by the Canadian 1964 Pattern?
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Michael Dorosh
Michael Dorosh

February 13th, 2011, 4:40 pm #5

You're actually ASKING us!

I thought this was another quiz!
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Ed Storey
Ed Storey

February 13th, 2011, 9:14 pm #6

I know, not often I ask a question. I thought it was kind of interesting that the Austrians used a version of the Canadian 1964 Pattern Waistbelt Buckle.
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