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I'll add a few Army.

 

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Cobra 6 Actual

I wish this one wasn't a reproduction of the United Confederate Veterans buckle:

 

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Looking for:

 

1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

 

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Doyle!

My only interesting buckle is a WWII 1st ID/16th IR one - and it seems to be a sibling from your one. It's marked LUXEMBERG NEY YORK - MADE IN ENGLAND - WILL NOT RUST. Bought it 1 year ago with another interesting 1st ID souvenirs...

I haven't seen the type of this lock before...

Frankie

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Thank you, Hardheaded. I have never seen one made in England by Luxenberg before... The closing mechanism is quite interesting.

 

Btw - According the stamping the ring was made in Italy.. The Bracelet is marked Co L 18TH INF on the reverse.

 

Frankie

 

P.S.- My friend I have bought it from has huge collection of 2nd ID - with many "Manchu Mile" buckles - I will ask him to post them here.

 

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Thank you, Hardheaded. I have never seen one made in England by Luxenberg before... The closing mechanism is quite interesting.

 

Btw - According the stamping the ring was made in Italy.. The Bracelet is marked Co L 18TH INF on the reverse.

 

Frankie

 

P.S.- My friend I have bought it from has huge collection of 2nd ID - with many "Manchu Mile" buckles - I will ask him to post them here.

 

 

Nice items! Thanks for showing them. Manchu Mile would be great to see.

 

I don't collect buckles so I don't have any with the wow factor, but I'll post what I have as I come across them when I'm digging through my stuff.

 

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Here is the biggest buckle I own. It is huge!!

 

This buckle is from the Agawam YTB-809 which was a yard tug boat in Norfolk. This was an end of tour award for Engineman 3rd Class Johnson. It was hand-made by his shipmates. Boats crew totaled 12. I think it is pretty cool, and I don't believe I will find another one like it. Here is the front.

 

Chris

 

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Undoubtedly a "one of a kind"

Yes the craftsmanship and workmanship is truly well done!! ??

Please add a heavy dose of sarcasm!! LOL

 

I think this was a combination end of tour award and gag gift by this Sailor's friends. This buckle is large enough to use as a dinner plate!!

 

Chris

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Salvage Sailor

Worn by a crewman who was aboard during the 99 day reign of Marcus Aurelius Arnheiter, "the Real Captain Queeg"

 

Another look at the Arnheiter Affair https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=336&dat=19720309&id=r6UqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=8FsEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5763,2203102&hl=en

 

Marcus Aurelius Arnheiter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Aurelius_Arnheiter

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Here is a buckle from the USS West Virginia. This BB was sunk at Pearl Harbor and returned to fight the Japanese during the later part of the war.

 

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Brian Keith

I picked up this with the OPFOR patches at the SOS. I posted it in the patches section and got some feed back that it might be NTC OPFPR. It is interesting.

This is a great thread!

BKW

 

 

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Wharfmaster

This is a named Philippine buckle in my collection that also includes the sailor's dog tags.

 

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Here is a belt buckle named to the 4th Leader of the US Navy Band. He was the leader from 1968 to 1973.

 

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Here is a recent pick up. US Navy VPW-2 typhoon chaser squadron. I really love the skill and talent required for such an intricate engraving style.

 

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Salvage Sailor

My sister ship, Diver class Salvage ship USS SAFEGUARD (ARS-25) 1972 Westpac/Vietnam cruise

 

Very unique style and the only one I've come across, probably made in either Taiwan (Keelung or Kaoasiung) or Korea (Pohang or Chinhae), all regular SERVRON 5 ports of call

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Era unknown, Manchu (9th Infantry Regiment) buckles. In the late 90s, Soldiers who were part of the 9th IN or supported them wore these buckles to show they'd completed the "Manchu Mile," a 25 mile forced march. Rumor was that these were officially authorized by Department of the Army to be worn with uniform in other assignments (I never researched to confirm/deny that).

 

I bought these as collection items, not as a member of the Manchus.

 

Very nice. I picked this one up today at an estate sale with some other 2nd Inf Div items.

 

Similar style with slightly different patterns.

 

Thanks, Al

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