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  1. reinhard

    reinhard Member

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    Can anyone help me in identifying the belt showed on the pictures? ,I am very currious at his history ,it's obvious a nice piece of American history,but I can find no info on it,could it be civil war era?
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  2. RJay

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    What little I know is that it is an Eagle-Officers Belt/Sword Buckle from around 1851 through 1974. I would say the same is true about the belt. Who made it? it would take a more knowledgeable person than I to say.
  3. reinhard

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    ok thanks Ron I can already name it and that's a plus ,no makers name or anything else in it
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    From the buckle itself it looks to be a 1859 artillery buckle. Thats what the books that i have say it is.
  5. reinhard

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    thank's, probably used during the American civil war then
  6. gun-nut

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    Hard to say. The only thing that i could say to have done is carbon date it. I dont know where you can have that done at.
  7. Jim Hauff

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    Carbon dating begins at 500 years of age.
  8. deadin

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    Don't know about the belt and buckle, but that's a nice CDV of Fredrick Benteen. (Taken much later than the Little Big Horn)
  9. reinhard

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    Thanks deadin , I didn't know who that person was ,it's an old postcard,
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  11. Jim Hauff

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    Reinhard - you do KNOW who is pictured in your avatar, do you not?
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    The belt is worthless.... :eek:..... it belonged to a damn Yankee.... :D

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  13. reinhard

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    WHOW ,Jim I think everybody knows how samuell colt looks like :D
    now don't think that whe Europeans know nothing about American History
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  14. reinhard

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    I believe I saw F.B initials on the belt somewhere

    HMM, yankees, comes from the dutch Jan,Kees two dutch first names,and since I am dutch speaking,the JanKees belt found a good home
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  15. Jim Hauff

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    Reinhard -
    DANG IT :eek: I thought it was G. A. Custer - :( I can't see, screen is too small, can't find my glasses:mad: Not trying to be a smart aleck, sorry:confused:

    487px-G_a_custer.jpg

    Now that there be a picture I can SEE. LOL:p

    NOTE: picture was taken before battle of Greasy Grass/Little Bighorn, my uncle's, neighbor's garage mechanics helper's great great grand dad took it with an experimental Harrington & Richardson pocket camera.
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