Old South Military Antiques

Confederate Fixed Tongue Frame Buckle
Item #: OS-6995

This style is known as a "Beveled Edge” fixed tongue, frame buckle. Collectors have always referred to fixed tongue, waist belt buckles like the one shown here as "Georgia Frames”, but there is about a twelve to one chance it was not made in Georgia. I am certain this moniker evolved erroneously among early collectors due to the few examples that were marked McELROY & HUNT MACON GA. Referring to them as Georgia Frames implies that a preponderance of them are associated with Georgia troops. This is not the case; various examples of these fixed tongue, frame buckles with provenance indicate that these were manufactured and used in all theaters. These buckles held up well and were cheap to make. No doubt many tens of thousands of fixed tongue frame buckles were manufactured and used of various forms and sizes. This buckle measures 53 x 66 mm.

The buckle is perfect and has a very green, deep patina. $475.00 plus $15.00 shipping. (I only charge shipping on items less than $1,000.00)

Price $495.00 USD