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Three yellow-metal belt buckles, each bearing a crowned double-headed Imperial eagle.All three vary slightly reflecting the different regiments they represent.Recently I have seen/read about a roller buckle similiar to the WW2 issue leather belt. Hey Fireman, The Russian soldiers were issued what ever was at hand, sometimes the belt would be a cloth bandoleer, the single or double pronged roller buckel was used when suplies of the standard belt and plate were not available, no soldier was stopped from going to the front because he lacked a bit of equipment. I can not find the photo of the bandoleer tied around the waist, I think it may have been in one of the Coilier's photo books on the European war, I will keep my eyes open and post it if I can find it, if I recall, it was the classic photo of three Russian captured soldiers, none of them had the same equipment or clothing, if I recall correctly, only one had boots, one had foot wraps, and the other was barefoot. Best wishes Gsu I just recieved my example of the steel ersatz Russian belt buckle, and with it, a standard belt buckle that turned out to be a brass plated over a non magnetic steel alloy, my guess is that it is a similar alloy to the steel used in the US helmets.Was this a war time expediant belt, was it issued to specific units or was it just issued after the revolution? The standard belt was one vershok wide, the standard unit of measurement. I know the Russian were chronically short of equipment and would issue or re-issue what ever they could get ther hands on. The larger buckle still shows signs of green paint over the brass plating.This M-1910 hook fastener/grommet system was used universally (with U. forces) from its adoption in 1910 until the M1956 Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment was adopted with its slide fasteners, later used with ALICE packs and related equipment.Early pre-war equipment had snap fasteners, but long before World War II most standard equipment utilized LTD (Lift the Dot) fasteners.I have a couple of questions about Russian WW1 filed belts. Cloth bando as a belt:eek: Do you have a picture or link of that? All other belt plates I have seen are brass, usually with the Romanov eagle for infantry, anf the egale over the anchor for navy, the eagle over crossed axes for pioneer, the eagle over crossed cannons for artillery, a flaming bomb for grenadier (no eagle). It seems that the current Russian military is issuing a belt plate in brass with a double headed eagle. Hey Fireman, Here are a few photos of WWI period Russian belt plates, I have not seen any of the new ones, but if they are constructed like the Soviet belt plates, I would think they are of thinner brass, and with a much smother finish, and the belt hook is af a different shape.
On left side, between first two sets of grommets, was a large snap fastener.
The M-1936 Pistol Belt was a slight modification of the M-1912 with a more secure buckle.