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#1 03-10-2018 23:01:49

msteve21
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From: Australia
Registered: 05-12-2011
Posts: 571

1940 DAK EM Belt

1940 dated DAK EM belt , Australian Vet souvenir

Though it be worth showing my EM belt, as it is the earliest dated DAK belt you will come across
Buckle is stamped RS, very faint and worn, leather tongue dated 1940 and marker marked

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MSteve

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#2 04-10-2018 00:39:26

Markus
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From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
Posts: 546

Re: 1940 DAK EM Belt

Very nice belt and buckle msteve21 smile 

I've got one of these R.S. & S buckles with a leather tab also fitted to a tropical belt, but the front of yours has got a lot more of the paint remaining.

I'll post some photo's later today. 

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#3 04-10-2018 06:24:23

Markus
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From: Australia
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Re: 1940 DAK EM Belt

Here's my example, a very well worn buckle with the same manufacturer of R. Sieper und Söhne of Ludenscheid. 

This is mounted on the later tan coloured all web belt (which you quite often see in mint condition) and from what I've seen commenced to be
manufactured in 1941. 

From appearances mine's seen some service and had a hard life.  A bonus for me was that when I bought it it had one of the small loops for
a tropical Heer officers belt on it - and I was missing one from a well used officers belt! 

Regards Markus

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A comparison shot of the belt with a new tan tropical belt dated 1941 positioned below it..
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_dsc02927.jpg

And the other side
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_dsc02928.jpg

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#4 04-10-2018 08:32:08

msteve21
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From: Australia
Registered: 05-12-2011
Posts: 571

Re: 1940 DAK EM Belt

Great belt Markus, 

I love seeing these battle worn and used tropical gear, it always displays well either on a mannequin or in a display cabinet

Here my other EM belt, unfortunately no date on the buckle and markers info long gone from the leather tab
You can still see traces of the tropical green paint on the reverse, long gone from the front

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/75_em-4a.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/75_em-5a.jpg

MSteve

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#5 04-10-2018 10:37:27

KeithTurner
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From: Essex, UK
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Re: 1940 DAK EM Belt

Nice examples, thank you for sharing images.

Something I will look out for to buy...

Enjoy the hobby, Keith

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#6 04-10-2018 18:52:50

RRA227
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From: Hokendauqua.Pa. U.S.A.
Registered: 23-06-2011
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Re: 1940 DAK EM Belt

Msteve, Nice belt. Rich A. in Pa.


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#7 05-10-2018 02:39:29

Markus
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From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
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Re: 1940 DAK EM Belt

Another very nice early olive green belt, msteve21.

Thanks for posting smile

Regards Markus

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#8 17-10-2018 18:02:52

don_kihotis7
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Re: 1940 DAK EM Belt

Outstanding sets guys cool


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#9 18-10-2018 12:55:26

Markus
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Re: 1940 DAK EM Belt

Thanks Chris smile

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#10 22-10-2018 23:21:40

NZMark
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From: New Zealand
Registered: 08-04-2011
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Re: 1940 DAK EM Belt

EXCELLENT buckles and belts, guys!
Strangely, out of all mine I do not have one example by Sieper. It will happen one day, I'm certain!
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#11 23-10-2018 01:38:27

Markus
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From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
Posts: 546

Re: 1940 DAK EM Belt

Some very nice belts in that pile Mark smile

Regards Markus

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#12 23-10-2018 03:10:30

NZMark
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Re: 1940 DAK EM Belt

Yep - but no RS&S!
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