Brass Buckles

Upon request, most items can be cast in solid sterling silver or German silver (white bronze) at additional cost.
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All these brass buckles are lost-wax cast in Cranston, Rhode Island,
and I do the finish work (removing sprues and polishing).
The iron tongues are hand made from New England made cut nails, and are not common cotter pins.
Beware of the cheap India/Pakistan imports which are poor replicas of the original buckles.
The crisp sharp details are lacking in the imported replicas, also the rear of the buckles are often flat.
On the original buckles the rear is often contoured to allow the leather to slip through the buckle.
Importers have offered to supply these replicas to me, but in my opinion they just don't measure up.

To order Brass Buckles: click on this PDF icon and follow the instructions on the top of the page.
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CD Buckle"CD" - for 2¾" strap for earlier style cartridge pouches. $13 without tongues, or $16 with two iron tongues.

CD-A Brass Buckle"CD-A" - same buckle but modified for the Royal Artillery pouches by removing axle nubs and using two claw type brass tongues $22. The brass belt tips used on Royal Artillery pouch straps are available from G. Gedney Godwin.

Brass Buckle TN - CE"CE" - for 2¼" wide straps. Similiar to the narrower CZ buckle. Cast from original owned by the late Wayne Daniels and believed to be of British origin. $12 without tongue, or $14 with iron tongue.
Brass Buckle TN - CF"CF" - for 1 7/8" wide straps. This rectangular buckle was used on bayonet/sword shoulder carriages (see Sketchbook 76 page 37) and early Continental Army or militia cartridge pouch shoulder belts. This buckle is probably of American origin. $12 without tongue, or $14 with iron tongue.
Hession Retangular buckle"CH" - for 1¾" wide straps. This heavy duty rectangular buckle was used on waistbelts in Hessian/German/Prussian regiments. Seen in the numerous watercolors of the Prussian army under Frederick the Great, and the pre WWII photos of 18th C. uniforms in the Berlin Zeughaus. $13 without tongue, or $15 with iron tongue.
U.S. Rifle Regiment buckle - CX style"CW" - for 2 7/8" wide straps. Cast from an original, this cartridge pouch strap buckle is documented as being used by the U.S. Rifle Regiment (c.1812) and has the same proportions as the slightly smaller CX buckle. $13 without tongues, or $15 with two iron tongues.

CX Brass Buckle"CX" - for 2 5/8" wide straps. Cast from original found in the Lake Champlain valley and used on a 21 hole pouch of the 1760-77 period. $12 without tongues. With two claw type brass tongues as found on the originals $22.

CY Buckle"CY" - for 1¾" wide straps. Cast from original found in the Hudson River valley and used on a Continental Army "New Construction" cartridge box of the 1778-1783 period. $12 without tongue, or $14 with iron tongue.

CZ Buckle"CZ" - for 2" strap, from original found near Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y. $12 without tongue, or $14 with iron tongue.

"CP" Clasp"CP" - Cartridge pouch catch & hook, from British and American originals found at Staten Island and Morristown. Furnished with brass rivets. $35

DB Waistbelt buckle"DB" - for 1¾" waistbelts, from original found at Fort Frederick, MD. $10 without tongue, or $12 with iron tongue.

DD Waistbelt Buckle"DD" - for 1¾" waistbelts, from original found at Fort Frederick, MD. $12 without tongue, or $14 with iron tongue.
Officers Sword Waistbelt buckle with lion head frame"DZ" - Officers sword waistbelt buckle with two piece lion head buckle frame and serpents "S" hook (see Collector's Illustrated, pg. 53 #5) Also found at Fort George in N.Y. City. The lion head is 1¼" diameter, 5" overall length, and fits a 1" wide belt. $35
EA Buckle"EA" - Fits 1 3/8" strap. Original found at Fort Richmond on Staten Island. $8 without tongue, or $10 with iron tongue.
EB Buckle"EB" - Fits 1¼" strap. Originals found at Fort Frederick, Ligonier, and Michilimackinac. When furnished with tongue installed, the tongue will rest on the straight bar. $8 without tongue, or $10 with iron tongue.
EF Buckle"EF" - Fits 1 5/8" strap. Original found at Fort Stanwix and was probably used on slings with the wide sling swivels as found at Ft. Stanwix and Ft. Ligonier. The photo shows the buckle with the tongue installed in the proper direction. It should rest upon the straight bar. $10 without tongue, or $12 with iron tongue.
EX Buckle"EX" - Fits 1 3/8" strap. Originals found in a Continental Army camp in the Hudson Highlands of N.Y. and in a British redoubt on Staten Island. $8 without tongue, or $10 with iron tongue.

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