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Scarce SMALL SIZE Civil War Naval Enlistedman's Belt With Original Buckle
Item #: A837
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This is a very tough to find belt and buckle. It is the pattern that is listed as figure #1015 in the wonderful buckle book by O’Donnell & Campbell. This is the belt buckle that was worn by the enlisted men of the United States Navy during the Civil War. They note in the description that there were two size that were produced. This is the smaller size which is much more difficult to find. The buckle itself is a cast iron piece that was painted using black lacquer paint to keep them from rusting in the salt air. It has an iron piece of metal folded over the center bar that was riveted on one end to the belt itself. The buckle portion itself measures 50mm by 46mm in overall size. One thing that is so special about this one is that it has the original leather belt attached. This is a nice little touch to an already great artifact. The leather is the black bridle leather version and the leather is still nice and pliable. What a great Civil War Naval Item!

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