Ok, so right off the bat these were debatated for years. Some call them Punishment battalion Buckles, others Penal battalion, others "Brain" pattern. I believe Nash in his reference calls them Punishment battalion Buckles. The latest wisdom is that they are post-war Fireman's buckles. Some call them post-war regardless they are cool and deserve a place in a complete collection. It is constructed of a single piece of die struck steel that is silver washed. The obverse roundel depicts a dotted type pattern which is encircled by two framing circles. The roundel lies on a smooth rectangular backing. The reverse is unmarked. The steel painted prongs and catch remain intact. It shows oxidization and wear throughout. It measures approximately 2 1/2 inch wide by 1 7/8 inches high.
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