Confederate "Gutterback" Frame Buckle Portion with Fixed Tongues

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Item: Confederate "Gutterback" Frame Buckle Portion with Fixed Tongues.
Construction: Solid cast brass. 
Condition: Fair, excavated. This portion represents approximately one-third of a complete buckle. The brass has a pleasing overall dusty brown-green patina. The additional images will clearly show the manufacturing crudeness, typical of Confederate military products. There are no repairs.
Recovered: Fredericksburg, VA area.
Approximate size:
 50 x 53 mm. 
Reference: Other examples of gutterback frame buckles are pictured in:

  • "Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates" by Steve E. Mullinax on page 85 as plate 150 (also in later "Expanded Edition" of same book on page 98, plate 171)
  • "Confederate General Service Accoutrement Plates" by Lon W. Keim, M.D. on page 208.
  • "Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Campsites of The Civil War" by Stanley S. Phillip, page 49, items 8.
  • "Plates and Buckles of the American Military 1795-1874", by Sydney C. Kerksis on page 556.

See the above pages in the additional images.

Comments: According to Lon W. Keim, M.D., author of "Confederate General Service Accoutrement Plates", these buckles were "perhaps the most reliable of all Civil War accoutrement plates. Without movable parts or soldered hooks, these sturdy plates were virtually impervious to the rigors of field wear." Clearly the example offered in this listing wasn't that impervious as some significant event tore this buckle apart. This Confederate frame buckle portion will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War plate, battlefield, or general relic collection.


Product Code:
PC10220

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