Item: Confederate Standard 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 dark brown-green patina. The additional images will clearly show the manufacturing crudeness, typical of Confederate military products. There are no cracks or repairs.
Recovered: Sharpsburg, MD
Approximate size: 29 x 70 mm.
Reference: Other examples of standard frame buckles are pictured in:
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.
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Call or Text: 804-873-5462