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Afrika Corps Belt and Buckle

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I am told that this is an Afrika Corps belt and buckle. This buckle is made of steel and has a J.F.S. marking that is hard to see. Both the belt and buckle are in excellent condition. The tab is dated 1941.

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Outstanding condition! Great addition to any DAK collection.

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This belt is size 88 and dated 1942 and the buckle is 1942 and CTD marked. Other has cloth tab. Rich A. in Pa.

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The photo of OPs buckle looks standard feldgrau to me, but I cannot tell if it is just the way the color is coming out on my computer screen. With the leather tab, I would just consider that a standard buckle on a tropical belt, but of course the standard buckles with leather tabs were used in Africa, the Mediterranean, and Southern Russia on tropical belts. The web tabs that are on Rich A's buckles is something I would more closely associate with a true tropical buckle.

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Never consider a Heer buckle tropical unless it has a web tab, the paint coloring is to be found on a array of buckles.

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