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Old 05-20-2020, 11:23 PM   #1
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Default Luft steel buckle w/black tab?

Hi, folks,
I recently found this Luftwaffe buckle offered for sale.
Any thoughts as to its originality and/or rarity?

Many thanks,
John
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Old 05-21-2020, 01:43 AM   #2
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Nice buckle! Well worn but still in good condition.

Gebr. Schneider is not that sarce, more one of the common to find makers.
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Old 05-21-2020, 06:52 AM   #3
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Tough to find Luftwaffe buckles with black leather tabs. Good score.
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:47 AM   #4
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Interesting that Schneider stamped their tabs Reverse of most makers.


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Old 05-21-2020, 09:56 AM   #5
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My Schneider has the markings the normal way.
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:15 AM   #6
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I found a couple of other 1940 with the reversed mark. So they have them both ways. Like your trio.


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Wow!! Thank you!!
Old 05-21-2020, 12:41 PM   #7
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Default Wow!! Thank you!!

Hi, folks,

Thanks very much, and I especially appreciate the photos showing
the variations, and in such fine shape!! I'm more of an "accumulator"
than a dedicated buckle "collector." I also like items that show use
by the individual soldier, so that makes buckles like the one I showed
more appealing, easier to locate and cheaper... works for me!
That leaves more pristine specimens out there for you experts!

I really do appreciate your help, insight, comments, pics and kindness!
Thank you very much, and all the best!

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Old 05-21-2020, 01:17 PM   #8
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They are different buckles, the thread buckle with reversed marking are Lenkwerk Brüder Schneider, Wien made, the maker of Willy Z. buckle is Ernst Schneider, Lüdenscheid
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Old 05-21-2020, 01:57 PM   #9
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Nice buckles all!
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Old 05-21-2020, 02:13 PM   #10
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Nice been there luft buckle with black tab
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Old 05-23-2020, 01:38 PM   #11
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Interesting that Schneider stamped their tabs Reverse of most makers


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My Schneider has the markings the normal way.
I guess we're talking about two different makers :

Kirby (klr) is referring to LW buckles by Brueder Schneider in Wien (like the one in post #1), while Willi's is a beautiful and correctly marked one by Ernst Schneider in Luedenscheid.

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Old 05-23-2020, 01:55 PM   #12
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Yup, I see that now.
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