EAGLE OFFICER'S BELT PLATE
WITH SILVER WREATH
This is without a doubt the best reproduction of the 1851 Eagle officer's belt plate with silver wreath that I have ever seen. Compare it to the originals, it is dead on perfect. Just as you would expect the Blockade Runner is offering this item at a better price than any one else.
This beautiful plate is only $24.95
If you can find a better plate it's probably an original.
1851 EAGLE OFFICER'S BELT PLATE
ITEM # CW-150 $24.95
1851 EAGLE BELT PLATE WITH "CAST IN" WREATH
CW-150-A $19.95 BUY NOW!
1851 EAGLE OFFICERS BELT PLATE
CW-152 $19.95 BUY NOW!
NEW YORK RECTANGLE
CW-153 $19.95 BUY NOW!
CW-154 $19.95 BUY NOW!
MARYLAND STATE SEAL RECTANGLE
CW-155 $19.95 BUY NOW!
ALABAMA STATE SEAL RECTANGLE
CW-156 $19.95 BUY NOW!
OHIO STATE SEAL RECTANGLE
CW-157 $19.95 BUY NOW!
MISSISIPPI EAGLE RECTANGLE
CW-159 $19.95 BUY NOW!
LOUSIANA STATE SEAL RECTANGLE
CW-160 $19.95 BUY NOW!
VIRGINA STATE SEAL RECTANGLE
CW-161 $19.95 BUY NOW!
CONFED, FLAG RECTANGLE
CW-163 $19.95 BUY NOW!
CONFEDERATE CS RECTANGLE
1832 ENGINEERS BUCKLE
This buckle was officially used by the US Army by its Engineers and Topographical Engineers from 1832 until 1839 however it can been seen in several dated photos much later. George Derby is wearing one in his 1846 dated daguerreotype. Derby was a West Point grad. and served in the Mexican war and the Civil War.
Item # CW167 $19.95
1836 US TWO PIECE BUCKLE
This buckle was adopted for use by all enlisted personnel armed with a sword and was used until 1851 when it was replaced by the better known 1851 eagle buckle. Made by several manufacturers and at arsenals some of these buckles are known to have been made by the C.S. Storms Co.
1836 US TWO PIECE BUCKLE
Item # CW-115 $19.95
CW-170 $19.95 BUY NOW!
1872 U.S. TWO PIECE BUCKLE
CW-165 $19.95 BUY NOW!
MILITIA BELT PLATE
CW-164 $19.95 BUY NOW!
CONFEDERATE CSA RECTANGLE
VIRGINIA STIMPLED RECTANGLE
CW-172 $19.95 BUY NOW!
VIRGINIA ARCHED LETTERING
CONFEDERATE DOUBLE TONGUE BUCKLE
You seldom find anyone offering this buckle for sale. It's always been a favorite of mine. Recently, (2007) several of these were unearthed on part of the original Battle of Murfreesboro site where a shopping mall was being built. That was all the excuse I needed to have these "made up". I hope you like them as much as I do. If you would like to see one of the recently found originals, just go to our links page and click on the Rutherford County Boys link. If you know your relics, Mullinax's book, Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates (1991, first eddition) list these as a rariety 7.
DOUBLE TONGUE BUCKLE, (BUCKLE ONLY)
ITEM # 270-D $14.95 BUY NOW!
DOUBLE TONGUE BUCKLE sewn on a 40 inch black leather belt
Item # 270-D-40 $29.95 BUY NOW!
DOUBLE TONGUE BUCKLE sewn on a 50 inch black leather belt
Item # 270-D-50 $34.95 BUY NOW!
1858 MARINE ENLISTED BUCKLE
THIS IS A REPLICA OF THE 1858 MARINE ENLISTED MAN'S BUCKLE. THE REVERSE OF THE BUCKLE AS SHOWN IN THE PHOTO ABOVE HAS THE HOOK AND BUTTON (PUPPY PAW) FASTENING DEVICE AS IS COMMON TO PRE-WAR BUCKLES. THE BUCKLE ITSELF MEASURES 2 7/8 INCHES BY 1 7/8 INCHES. THE FACE IS SLIGHTLY CONVEX WITH NO MARKINGS OF ANY KIND. SIMILAR TO SOME MILITIA BUCKLES OF THE PERIOD.
CW-84 $12.95 BUY NOW!
1858 ENLISTED MARINE BUCKLE
GEOGIA MILITARY ACADEMY BREAST PLATE
This Georgia Military Academy breast plate is made of stamped brass. It is not lead filled but has brass attachment loops on the reverse just as any breast plate would.
G. M. I. (GEORGIA MILITARY INSTITUTE) BREAST PLATE
3 INCH ROUND BRASS BUCKLE
SOLID CAST 3 INCH ROUND BUCKLE, THIS BUCKLE CAN BE USED FOR A VERY WIDE VARIETY OF TIME PERIODS. FROM MIDDLE AGES RIGHT THROUGH THE 18th CENTURY.
ITEM # 2002 ...$14.95...
REV. WAR FRICTION BUCKLE
SOLID CAST BRASS THREE INCH LONG FRICTION BUCKLE, THIS BUCKLE CAN BE USED FOR A VERY WIDE VARIETY OF TIME PERIODS. FROM MIDDLE AGES RIGHT THROUGH THE 18th CENTURY. FOR WAIST BELTS, SHOULDER STRAPS ETC.
ITEM # SP-00 ...$4.95...
REV. WAR FRICTION BUCKLE
SOLID CAST BRASS 1 3/4 INCH LONG FRICTION BUCKLE, THIS BUCKLE CAN BE USED FOR A VERY WIDE VARIETY OF TIME PERIODS. FROM MIDDLE AGES RIGHT THROUGH THE 18th CENTURY. FOR WAIST BELTS, SHOULDER STRAPS, MUSKET SLINGS, MEN'S GARTERS ETC.
ITEM # SP-00 ...$3.95...
STAMPED BRASS BELT BUCKLES
US PUPPY PAW BUCKLE
I quit making my puppy paw buckles several years ago as they were just too labor intensive. Thankfully another fool hardy soul has taken up the task! I have to admit these are better than mine ever were. They are made here in the states one at time from good ol American lead. Don't lick them! They are very well done and you will not be disappointed with the quality of this work. This was the standard US buckle back until 1864 and one of the most prolific makers for the US arsenals was W.H. Smith of Brooklyn. The first US buckle I ever dug was marked W.H. Smith. By the way, I did not notice the dent in the buckle face until after I had posted the photo. My bad, I did that. Yours will be first rate, no dents.
We will stamp your buckle for free, no charge but be aware that due to the uneven surface of the lead back the stamp is not always as clear as we would like. Sorry but there's nothing we can do about that.
US PUPPY PAW BUCKLE # 262-B $16.95 BUY NOW!
WITH W.H. SMITH STAMP # WH-262-B $16.95 BUY NOW!
CS ROPE BORDER
If your a trouble maker like I am your really going to love this one. It's a CS rope border, stamped brass buckle with no lead. As far as I know no one has ever reproduced this buckle, (1-3-08) but I'm sure you will see others with it within a year or so.
Now here comes the trouble maker part of this deal. Of all the CS stamped buckles ever found there are only 10 (I'm trusting some of my relic dealer buddies for that number) that have lead in them. The people who make their living dealing in Civil War Relics agree that at least part of those 10 specimens had the lead added by a soldier in the field. So what we are saying is Lead filled CS buckles were as rare as pearls in oysters. Now for the neigh sayers who will answer this with their normal, "stamped CS buckles were seldom ever used, they are early war only, blah, blah, blah." To which I answer, "B.S." Lets look at the facts, in Mullinax's book, "Confederate Buckles & Plates," there are 20 different varieties of CS stamped buckles! Every digger I know who is as old as I am, who started digging back in the day has dug at least one CS stamped buckle. Of course my area of expertise is Stones River, Tullahoma Campaign and Chickamauga. That's almost a full year's span, (1863) and I've seen these buckles come out of almost every CS camp that was used for any length of time during that period. The two most common CS stamped buckles dug here in Mid. Tenn. are the rope border, a # 6 on the rarity scale, the other is the "egg plate" CS, a rarity #5. Now why are frame buckles so well accepted when most of them are a rarity # 4?
Anyway, photo after photo backs me up on this. If you don't want to wear one, don't wear one. But you can't use the excuse that they were not "right" for the AOT.
CS ROPE BORDER BUCKLE # 260R $7.95 BUY NOW!
C.S. OVAL BUCKLE, LEAD FILLED WITH ARROW TYPE HOOKS.
C.S. OVAL, LEAD FILLED FOR CARTRIDGE BOX.
U.S. OVAL BUCKLE, LEAD FILLED WITH ARROW TYPE HOOKS
U.S. OVAL BUCKLE SMALL, 1839 THROUGH 1864, LEAD FILLED WITH TWO ARROW TYPE HOOKS
US OVAL, LEAD FILLED FOR CARTRIDGE BOX.
TEXAS STAR BUCKLE, LEAD FILLED WITH ARROW HOOKS
TEXAS STAR CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE
EAGLE BREAST PLATE, LEAD FILLED W WIRE LOOPS
SAME AS ABOVE BUT WITH HOOKS FOR N.C.O. BALDRIC
SNAKE BUCKLE, BRASS, ONE HEADED STYLE
SNAKE BUCKLE, BRASS, TWO HEADED STYLE
GEORGIA FRAME, CAST BRASS, GUTTER BACK STYLE
FORKED TONGUE FRAME BUCKLE CAST BRASS
ROLLER BUCKLE, STEEL, TWO INCH
GEORGIA STATE SEAL, LEAD FILLED WITH ARROW HOOKS.
SAME AS ABOVE FOR CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE
S.N.Y. (STATE OF NEW YORK) OVAL LEAD FILLED PLATE WITH ARROW TYPE HOOKS
S.N.Y. OVAL LEAD FILLED CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE
O.V.M. (OHIO VOLUNTEER MILITIA) BUCKLE, OVAL LEAD FILLED PLATE WITH ARROW TYPE HOOKS
O.V.M. OVAL LEAD FILLED CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE
OHIO STATE SEAL, BREAST PLATE
NOBLE BROTHERS C.S.A. BUCKLE
The NOBLES BROTHERS FOUNDRY in ROME GA. is the only confederate foundry to ever supply a CSA rectangle plate made from pewter on any scale. These buckles are highly prized by collectors as they are seldom found in one piece.
Originally there were two styles made. One was flat, the other had a slight curve. Our reproduction is the curved style. It has 3 hand forged hooks soldered onto the back of the buckle for fastening it to your belt.
Just like the original "THEY WILL BREAK!" I made one for myself years ago and I still have it.
But you should be aware that a big belly flop when taking a hit will break this buckle. No you can't return it if it breaks.
NOBLE BROS. CSA BUCKLE # 962 $14.95
TEMP. OUT OF STOCK
SHEET BRASS C.S.A. BUCKLE
Talk about an under-represented buckle in re-enacting! Here it is. This is a very common buckle to dig in any army of Tennessee Camp. Our reproduction (top center) is an exact copy of a buckle dug in one of General Polk's camps (bottom right) on the Duck river line just outside of Shelbyville, Tennessee. The boys were camped there from January through late June of 1863. The weight, shape and the hooks for the buckle are a perfect match.
The buckle measures 3 and 3/8 inches long by 2 3/8 inches wide. Almost the same length and width of any US or CS lead filled buckle.
If you look to the original sheet brass or sheet copper buckles you will find many with small variations in size and shape but they are all basically similar. The sheet brass itself was run through the blockade and the buckles were then produced in the southern metal shops. We know this because from time to time someone will dig one of these buckles with all or part of the English Foundries stamp on it. According to those who are considered experts in the field of buckles, the hooks were often made from hammered telegraph wire that was bent into hooks and then soldered onto the back of the buckle using lead. This wire was of very poor quality and the hooks are seldom found intact. There is no hard evidence, but because of the abundance of these buckles that were found in the Middle Tennessee area many feel that some of these buckles were produced in Tullahoma, TN which during this period was the Headquarters of Gen. Bragg.
But----- These buckles are not limited to the Army of Tennessee. Many have been dug in Virginia just as the buckle on the bottom left was. Note the two holes in the buckle. That is a field repair after the original hooks had broken off. The top right corner is bent under that buckle. Still in place but to fragile to straighten.
SHEET BRASS CSA BUCKLE # 2071 $11.95
SHEET COPPER CSA BUCKLE # 2071-A $11.95
NEW SOLID BRASS ECONOMY BUCKLES
We have been fortunate enough to find a foundry in India capable of making a good cast brass buckle at a great price. Pay attention here, I said a "good" buckle. These are not the "great" American made buckles we offer on pages 18 through 23. I am very happy with the workmanship, the quality of the material and especially the price. I think you will be too. Should you buy one of these buckles and not be happy with it you can return it no questions ask.
CSA WITH WREATH
This buckle is another of our new and very popular line of economy buckles. The one piece CSA w Wreath.
CSA WITH WREATH
# 2432 $7.95 BUY NOW!
TEXAS / MISS. STAR BUCKLE
This buckle is another of our new and very popular line of economy buckles. The one piece TEXAS / MISS. STAR BUCKLE. This buckle may have used by Texas troops but so many of them have been found in Miss. that you will most often hear them refered to as the Tx./Ms. buckle (at least that what the boys who trade in originals call them).
CSA WITH WREATH
# 2433 $7.95 BUY NOW!
# CWE-01 $7.95 BUY NOW!
# CWE-02 $7.95 TEMP. OUT OF STOCK!
# CWE-03 $7.95 BUY NOW!
# CWE-04 $7.95 BUY NOW!
SOUTH CAROLINA RECTANGLE
# CWE-05 $7.95 BUY NOW!
# CWE-06 $7.95 BUY NOW!
VIRGINIA STATE SEAL RECTANGLE
# CWE-07 $7.95 BUY NOW!
CS LEECH & RIGDON
# CWE-08 $9.95 BUY NOW!
CS TONGUE & WREATH GENERAL SERVICE
# CWE-09 $9.95 BUY NOW!
TEXAS TONGUE & WREATH
# CWE-10 $9.95 BUY NOW!
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