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Civil War & Earlier Soldier's Belt Buckles in Excavated & Non-E

Rare Small Size Civil War Naval Enlistedman's Belt With Original Buckle
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This is a very tough to find belt and buckle. It is the small size pattern that is listed as figure #1015 in the wonderful buckle book by O'Donnell & Campbell. They note that these small size buckles were issued with the larger ones but these smaller ones are much, much tougher to find. In my 30 years in the business this is only the third one of these I have been able to offer. This is the belt buckle that was worn by the enlisted men of the United States Navy during the Civil War. The buckle itself is a cast iron piece that was painted using black lacquer paint to keep them from rusting in the salt air. It has an iron piece of metal folded over the center bar that was riveted on one end to the belt itself. The other side has a ribbed texture that was designed to pinch the belt against the edge of the buckle to keep it up. The buckle portion measures 50 mm by 43 mm in overall size. This is much smaller than the larger version. One thing that is so special about this one is that it has the original leather belt attached. This is a nice little touch to an already great artifact. The leather is the buff leather version and the leather is still nice and pliable. There is a splice where the sailor had to keep using the belt. What a great Civil War Naval Item!

Item #: A5911
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Your Price:$650.00 USD
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