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cocacoocoo's loves6 of 54gregs 1915 nyc firehatmetal sign     nice colors-----------------------------------------------------------
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    Posted 7 years ago

    mrmajestic1
    (66 items)

    This is a belt buckle and it was made in the South but what you see isn't real. As a patternmaker in the Navy in the late '60's and early '70's I often found myself in the molding shop. One of the molders had an original CSA buckle and we decided to make some for ourselves. These were cast in brass and I soldered mine to a issued buckle and wore it for several years. The slide buckle finely fell apart which left the skeleton on the obverse. I was reminded of this by fhrjr2 when he commented on another item I had placed on here.
    If i remember correctly the real CSA buckle was pressed or hammered and not cast.

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    1. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 7 years ago
      Thank you miKKoChristmas11!
    2. oldhippee, 7 years ago
      Hey looks like you did a great job!
    3. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 7 years ago
      Thanks oldhippee. This was a fun project for us.

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