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Old 02-13-2018, 08:00 PM   #1
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I picked this EM Belt from a friend in a re-enactment flea market, who is selling off some of his original collection to purchase a house. When I was looking at it at the flea market I was looking for a markers marking and lo and behold I notice what is a faint marking what looks like an SS RZM marking so I bought it right away from him! You can not really see the first set of numbers, but when I took photos of the marking the numbers became more visible. You can some what see the 5/43 and the circle with the naked eye, but the 325 is more visible in the photographs. There might be a number 1 in front of the 325 and if there was a circle with the RZM or SS runes it is totally worn away. It is a size 95 cm marked belt, and has gray painted steel belt hook, which looks to be the same color as Waffen SS belt buckles. It does have a "oLc" in a diamond border, which is Overhoff & Cie. The leather is a little bit more thicker than a standard EM combat belt (even though it has been heavily worn) and has black thread. Any opinions would be appreciated!
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:32 PM   #6
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Hard to read but you may have a winner. I have picked a KM and Postschutz marked belts matched up with the wrong buckle.


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it is 1325/43

good catch !



look there

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...ight=1325%2F43

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it is 1325/43

good catch !



look there

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...ight=1325%2F43

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Hello Emmanuel,

Thank you for the link! Wow! It took 9 pages to convince others this Mac 66 belt was original! It goes to show that we are always learning! My belt appears to be 100% original and nicely combat worn, even though the marking is worn away somewhat!

The SS 1325/43 RZM EM leather belts have the same characteristics! The stamp marking is always in the same area, they have black stitching and gray painted steel belt hook with the "oLc" in a diamond border for Overhoff & Cie. Also notice the size marking “95” is just about in the same exact place as the other belts!

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