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Old 29-04-19, 11:12 AM
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Over the years I've accumulated all sorts of dug stuff, including a fair amount of equipment buckles. Would any of our eqipment experts be able to pinpoint the function and pattern of this small representative selection? Im especially eager to locate any Slade-Wallace items.
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Old 29-04-19, 02:24 PM
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Bottom row left, middle and right buckles look like items (1" and 2" buckles) from 1908 and 1937 pattern web equipment.
Buckle in middle of third row down could be the adjustment slide buckle from a Service Respirator haversack shoulder strap.

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Right. Thanks

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The two 'D' rings in row 2 could well be German WW1/WW2, found on shoulder support straps ('Y' straps), ammunition pouches and also the 'breadbag'.

I agree with Tim that the buckle in middle of third row is probably from the respirator case carrying strap.
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Old 30-04-19, 11:02 AM
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A few more.

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Bottom row middle is from Service Respirator haversack.
Bottom row right is from the 1937 Pattern brace attachment
Large frame buckle top right could be from the 1903 Pattern leather waist belt

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Fine. Thanks

Would there be a publication on accoutrements? Googling leaves much to be desired where details such as dimensions are concerned.

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Would there be a publication on accoutrements? Googling leaves much to be desired where details such as dimensions are concerned.

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Soldiers Accoutrements of the British Army 1750 - 1900 by Pierre Turner 2006
Published by the Crowood Press ISBN-10 1 86126 883 1 and ISBN-13 978 1 86126 838 9

Has good painted illustrations of equipment, buckles and metal fittings.

Europa Militaria No32 British Web Equipment of the Two World Wars by Martin J Brayley

Published by Crowood Press ISBN 1 86126 743 6
Photographs and details of 1908, 1925, 1937 and 1944 web equipment.

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Just a general observation that some of these buckles could be civilian items and/or from horse harness and saddlery.

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Didn't the early WW1 British equipment, webbing etc, use generic items of horse harness and farm equipment, as it was available, and could be made by metalworkers/blacksmiths who already held stock of the correct size of metals?

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Old 01-05-19, 09:29 AM
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Just a general observation that some of these buckles could be civilian items and/or from horse harness and saddlery.

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Definitely. I am trying to differentiate. Some of the military buckles are obvious, others not so.

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Large frame buckle top right could be from the 1903 Pattern leather waist belt

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Looks as if it's it. Dimensions of this buckle are 2 1/2" x 1 5/8"

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