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#1 12-01-2019 14:44:54

Marseille42
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Registered: 29-09-2018
Posts: 87

DAK Belt

i got this belt today, unused. Is it okay ?



https://i.ibb.co/fd3zGfx/2019-01-12-14-30-41.jpg https://i.ibb.co/xFz6NPW/2019-01-12-14-31-07.jpg https://i.ibb.co/zhhVDms/2019-01-12-14-31-16.jpg https://i.ibb.co/3S735Zc/2019-01-12-14-31-24.jpg https://i.ibb.co/jJ77X5Q/2019-01-12-14-31-37.jpg https://i.ibb.co/cbLC5kH/2019-01-12-14-32-07.jpg


regards

max

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#2 13-01-2019 11:43:40

Markus
Veteran DAK Member
From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
Posts: 911

Re: DAK Belt

Hi Max,

This looks to be an original German tropical EM belt in unissued condition.

You're probably aware that this particular version of the tropical belt could come with either a webbed or leather strap
with holes for the buckle prongs.  Here are a couple of my unissued examples to illustrate.
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_dsc03184.jpg


The size stamp on your belt is in the right position, near the end where the buckle fits.  The ink stamps are normally in black,
but I have some examples in red ink.
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_dsc03185.jpg


Some examples with red ink size stamps - the belt marked 103 is an earlier olive green variety
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_dsc03187.jpg


The manufacturers mark on yours is also in the right spot - on the inside of the belt at the other end where the painted metal hook is attached.
Here are some of my examples.   These stamps are usually unreadable and quickly wore off with belts that have been used.
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_dsc03186.jpg

If you have a belt that has been issued you can sometimes find the soldier's name or initials by lifting the section of belt where the manufacturer's
stamp is.  This was protected from being rubbed off by being in this in this position. 

Here is an example of initials marked in this spot on an earlier olive green belt. I've also seen the same on belts in other collections.
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_dsc03188.jpg

Also the ends of these tropical belts could be finished in a number of ways, either stitching such as yours is, thick cloth strips or leather in various colours.

I'm assuming that the green marks on your belt near the white stitching on the metal hook end of the belt were a guide for the workers to
help assemble the belt.


Regards Markus

Last edited by Markus (13-01-2019 14:06:35)

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#3 13-01-2019 12:44:38

Marseille42
DAK Member
Registered: 29-09-2018
Posts: 87

Re: DAK Belt

Hello Markus,

Thank you for your explanation in detail,


sadly the lengh with 90 is too short for a mannequin.

Best regards

Max

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#4 13-01-2019 12:45:09

KeithTurner
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From: Essex, UK
Registered: 26-07-2018
Posts: 65
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Re: DAK Belt

Markus some nice belts, thank you for sharing.

I would like to own an Army webbing belt and buckle, if anyone has an example for sale please contact me.

Keith


I collect to the Long Range Desert Group, Indian Long Range Squadron and Popski's Private Army. Not just medals but photographs, documents, uniform, specialist equipment, badges etc. Anything considered..Keith

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#5 13-01-2019 14:01:27

Markus
Veteran DAK Member
From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
Posts: 911

Re: DAK Belt

Thanks Max and Keith,

I must admit that I really like tropical belts, especially the earlier olive green types.  These earlier versions are getting harder
to find and usually get snapped up pretty quickly if they appear on a dealer's website or elsewhere.

Regards Markus

P.S. I'm also pretty happy to see that the scam postings on the forum look to have been removed big_smile
Thank you forum moderators!

Last edited by Markus (13-01-2019 14:05:07)

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#6 13-01-2019 14:26:00

Marseille42
DAK Member
Registered: 29-09-2018
Posts: 87

Re: DAK Belt

Markus wrote:

P.S. I'm also pretty happy to see that the scam postings on the forum look to have been removed big_smile
Thank you forum moderators!

Ive wrote a email to an admin ... maybe we can bring some life back in the forum ..

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#7 13-01-2019 14:35:48

Markus
Veteran DAK Member
From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
Posts: 911

Re: DAK Belt

Hopefully smile

Unfortunately the build up of scam postings was a major distraction.

Regards Markus

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#8 15-01-2019 21:21:02

RRA227
Supreme DAK Member
From: Hokendauqua.Pa. U.S.A.
Registered: 23-06-2011
Posts: 1687

Re: DAK Belt

Nice belt.  Rich A. in Pa.


1969 Shelby GT-500 King of the Road
Knowledge is power, guard it well.

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#9 16-01-2019 05:08:31

msteve21
Veteran DAK Member
From: Australia
Registered: 05-12-2011
Posts: 750

Re: DAK Belt

Great collection of belts Markus cool
MSteve


Collector of DAK & Panzer Militia
Great Southern Land

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#10 16-01-2019 06:20:36

Markus
Veteran DAK Member
From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
Posts: 911

Re: DAK Belt

Thanks msteve21 smile

Hopefully Max can get a larger size belt to fit his mannequin.  That's the problem with many contemporary mannequins - designed
for larger framed people and waistlines not slimmed by lots of physical exertion and wartime rations.

Regards Markus

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#11 16-01-2019 09:51:19

msteve21
Veteran DAK Member
From: Australia
Registered: 05-12-2011
Posts: 750

Re: DAK Belt

Max try Europe mannequin
They specialise in smaller mannequins for military uniforms

Web site; https://www.europemannequin.com/new/en/

based in Europe so should be easier for you with freight

MSteve


Collector of DAK & Panzer Militia
Great Southern Land

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#12 16-01-2019 12:08:34

Markus
Veteran DAK Member
From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
Posts: 911

Re: DAK Belt

Thanks msteve21 - I had seen their US partner company website - but it looked like shipping something
to our side of the world would be pretty expensive....

Thankfully Max "ist nur ein Katzensprung" from France.

Regards Markus

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