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Hi guys,

I have a belt buckle my Dad gave to me when I was a kid, he got it while serving in the Para's sometime during the sixties.

The buckle is SS, on the front it has the swastika in the middle with eagle on top and "Meine Rhre heist Treue!" written in a circle around the swastika.

The buckle looks to be pressed steel and is painted a light field grey and retains 99% of the original paint with the majority of the wear being on the raised centre of the buckle.

On the inside below the bar and hooks the buckle is marked RZ (within a double circle), 155/43, and SS (within a double circle).

Does this sound like genuine SS belt buckle?


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Pictures are too fuzzy for the real experts to determine. Chances are that it's good because in the sixties not many repros were being made, not like the 70s when collecting interest exploded. Any chance of clearer pictures?

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MikeFG82 wrote:
Pictures are too fuzzy for the real experts to determine. Chances are that it's good because in the sixties not many repros were being made, not like the 70s when collecting interest exploded. Any chance of clearer pictures?


...mmm

MUST be 100% genuine then!!


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MikeFG82 wrote:
Pictures are too fuzzy for the real experts to determine. Chances are that it's good because in the sixties not many repros were being made, not like the 70s when collecting interest exploded. Any chance of clearer pictures?



Dont know where you got that from but the 60's was rife of repros.

Its always been the case if its WW2 German thats always been a market and theres always been repros.

The Americans near the end of the war saw that there was a market for the stuff and was churning the stuff out.

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Jon Das Reich wrote:
MikeFG82 wrote:
Pictures are too fuzzy for the real experts to determine. Chances are that it's good because in the sixties not many repros were being made, not like the 70s when collecting interest exploded. Any chance of clearer pictures?



Dont know where you got that from but the 60's was rife of repros.

Its always been the case if its WW2 German thats always been a market and theres always been repros.

The Americans near the end of the war saw that there was a market for the stuff and was churning the stuff out.


See the post above yours - then check the batteries in your IRONY-DETECTOR!!

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I think these are a bit clearer.


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Any maker/RZM marks on the rear?

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From the very first post in this thread;
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On the inside below the bar and hooks the buckle is marked RZ (within a double circle), 155/43, and SS (within a double circle).

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Jon Das Reich wrote:
MikeFG82 wrote:
Pictures are too fuzzy for the real experts to determine. Chances are that it's good because in the sixties not many repros were being made, not like the 70s when collecting interest exploded. Any chance of clearer pictures?



Dont know where you got that from but the 60's was rife of repros.

Its always been the case if its WW2 German thats always been a market and theres always been repros.

The Americans near the end of the war saw that there was a market for the stuff and was churning the stuff out.


And even using the original dyes and stamps, Jon. Same goes for almost every award out there. There was a huge market in souvenirs amongst the occupying troops when the war ended :)

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According to this site, it's a good un:

http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/german-be ... fake-5465/

Comparing your photos, it appears to be identical. I found it by googling "SS buckle 155/43"

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Another link to a genuine type 2 Assmann:

http://bp-militaria.com/sstore/emnco-st ... -p-81.html

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LeMaitre wrote:
From the very first post in this thread;


Sorry, :oops: Dazzled by the photos. Yes, nice buckle and valuable nowadays too.

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Wow - I didn't realise! It has been something I've always had but never "played" with - what can you do with belt buckle? helmets and gas masks - far more interesting! Pleased it stayed in the draw!!!

Anyone want to buy an SS belt buckle?!! :wink:


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I'll give you a fiver and a cadburys cream egg for it :lol:

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BaggyPants wrote:
I'll give you a fiver and a cadburys cream egg for it :lol:


Nah - my missus would eat the cream egg and my kids would have the fiver. :?

Thankyou for your most generous offer though!! :lol:


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