L015378 EM/NCO'S BELT BUCKLE. (Koppelschloß)

BACKGROUND: First introduced on May 20TH 1935, the Luftwaffe EM/NCO’s belt buckle underwent minor modifications in late 1937 or early 1938 with a new pattern eagle and again in 1940 with a slight difference in construction.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 1938 pattern, injection molded, bright, polished natural aluminum construction box buckle features a pebbled outer field with a central, embossed, high relief, horizontally oval laurel leaf wreath encompassing a slightly domed, pebbled inner field with an embossed second pattern Luftwaffe eagle to the center. The reverse of the buckle is a mirror image of the obverse excluding the inner pebbled field. The reverse has the integral, raised, slotted buckle catch and separate prong bar and prongs all intact. The reverse of the buckle is well marked with the embossed manufacturers initials, and date, "F.R. 39", for "FRANZ REISCHAUER OBERSTEIN" manufacture in 1939.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $169.00

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