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#1 hardheaded

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 01:52 PM

There's some really nice buckles out there.

 

It would be great to see them!

 

HH

 

 

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#2 Cobra 6 Actual

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 02:24 PM

Great thread idea. Here you go:

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 02:55 PM

ID Buckle :)

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 02:56 PM

Here's one of the several buckle versions used by members of the Union veterans of the Civil War, the Grand Army of the Republic:

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:10 PM

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:11 PM

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#7 hardheaded

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:21 PM

Alright! Some nice buckles, guys. Thanks for taking the time to add them.



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:22 PM

113th Cav

 

Hard to see from the flash but the DI of the 113th is in the corner and the buckle face says 113th

 

There are a lot of units on these type buckles.

 

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#9 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:35 PM

Two buckles I wore on several deployments aboard USS LUCE (DDG-38)  

 

My scratched up Hilborn-Hamburger buckle and my Zippo buckle still on a blue working uniform belt.

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:42 PM

I just got this one today. It belonged to Cpl. Macedonio Leyba who was with the 200th Coastal Artillery. He was a Bataan Death March survivor and my uncle's father.

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:43 PM

Here is a buckle that came with the uniforms from my WWII Marine friend John of the 4th Marines.

 

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:44 PM

Wow, great buckles fellas...it amazing how many styles of buckles there are out there. So many different types of artistic styling.

Ray

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:46 PM

Here's a couple M1851 Sword belt plates

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:47 PM

This one came with a Navy Pilots group from Vietnam era

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#15 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:49 PM

Another of my own, scratched up Westpac USS BOLSTER (ARS-38) Japanese buckle

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:53 PM

Found another LUCE buckle, Japanese this time

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 04:04 PM

Nice Stuff

 

These next ones are from Salvors in our association

 

1950's Japanese buckle which belonged to a Bo'sun on an Korean War ATF

also an illustration of how the belts did not change much from 1950 to 1975

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 04:13 PM

Some PI (Philippine Island) buckles - There were many different types of PI Buckles made for all branches

 

These were made at Olongapo (Subic Bay) by attaching Texoma carved castings to US GI buckles

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 04:15 PM

Two more. I feel a little funny about them so if one or both are repro's, please comment.

 

Thanks!

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 04:29 PM

Here's a couple of mine. One old, one new. L.T.

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 04:31 PM

More examples of typical USN shipboard buckles circa 1960 to 1980's

 

The USS PETREL belt and buckle belonged to the Skipper

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  • USS PIGEON ASR-21 Zippo Belt Buckle 01.jpg

Edited by Salvage Sailor, 26 August 2015 - 10:08 AM.


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Posted 25 August 2015 - 04:43 PM

Heres my only buckle

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#23 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 04:44 PM

Lots of nautical miles on this one.....

 

Japanese mid-1950 to mid-1960 made by Vulcan, the lighter manufacturer

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 04:52 PM

...and lest we overlook these

 

USN Enlisted Issue buckles and belts I received in bootcamp

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 05:00 PM

Another style of Vietnam Era PI buckle

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