Spot the fakes! 

This page will give you a brief summary of the most recent reproductions, that can be found. More detailed information can be found on www.das-koppelschloss.de

 Type 1 - molded zinc

 

This primitive molded type is flooding the market at the moment and can easily be spotted. It is most likely "Made in Poland"

The reverse shows a M4/ 24 marking (Friedrich Linden, Lüdenscheid).  
 


Preußen


Stahlhelmbund

Phantasie - SS

Wehrmacht


SA


"SS-Tschechien"

OT

SS


Polizei


RAD

Kriegsmarine

HJ, 
Luftwaffe
Deutsche Reichsbahn
Kriegsverein
 

 Type 2 - brass with nickle prongs

Another common fake with nickle prongs on a brass body. 

Mostly used for fake imperials, and sometimes even with 3 solderings.

 


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Bayern

Reichsmarine

Württemberg

 

     

 Type 3 -aluminium 

 

A primitive aluminium repro with a fantasy catch and markings like: 
z.B.  "BLITZ", "BRESLAU", "HAMBURG" oder  "BERLIN 6". 


Wehrmacht


Luftwaffe

RLB

Polizei


DJ

Postschutz,
SHD, Luftschutz
 

 

SS, HJ,
Reichsbahn (gold)

 

 

     

 Type 4 -steel 

 

This repro can be spotted by the feet of the catch which show some kind of arrow that has never been made like this.. 

There is many variants of this production on the market. 


Wehrmacht


Luftwaffe
SS und SA
HJ
 

 

     

 Typ 5 - molded  

 

This repro shows variants that have newer even existed.
Markers mark is: Dr. F. & Co.


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Stahlhelmbund

Kriegsverein

Schutztruppen


Phantasie - SS

     

 

     

 Typ 6 - aluminium 

 

citation:

"Reproduction German Early WWII Aluminum Belt Buckles- These are the highest quality aluminum belt buckles that are made in Europe and are absolutely the best!  These are currently being sold as originals on the European and American military markets and are even fooling many collectors!   We have  Heer (Army), Waffen SS, 1st & 2nd Model Luftwaffe,  Polizei (Police), Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth), Deutsche Rot Kreuz (German Red Cross) and  Reichs Arbeits Dienst (National Work Service).  There are many manufacture markings and dates.  Most are already aged and most people will not tell them apart from an original."

link: http://www.1944militaria.com

note:
- no leather tab
- keine color
- almost mint condition 



Wehrmacht - ohne


Luftwaffe, 1. Modell


Luftwaffe, 2. Modell - "C.T.D."


SS - ohne


RAD - ohne


Polizei - ohne


HJ - "M4/32"


DRK - "GES.GESCH."


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