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The pistol belt was intended for soldiers who were not riflemen such as officers or crews of tanks or other equipment.
On left side, between first two sets of grommets, was a large snap fastener.
(one vershok = 44.45 mm) My belt measures about 43 mm wide, but you need to remember, a measurement of one vershok is not going to be as accurete as a measurement of 44.45 mm, and there is shrinkage to consider over the years. The ersatz buckle is one vershok tall, and took a belt that was 3/4 vershok wide.
Hey Fireman, The Russians did have a steel buckel, it was a plain steel rectangle with the belt loop and hook on the back, I do not know if it was painted or not, but I suspect it was, this was for territorial troops. I have started to look at them and I want to make sure I don't get a repop or something.
The M-1910 designs were upgraded many times while retaining their general design and purpose.
Early pre-war equipment had snap fasteners, but long before World War II most standard equipment utilized LTD (Lift the Dot) fasteners.This pre-war equipment was still in inventory when World War II started for the U. and it continued to be produced until at least 1943.You can find examples of the First Aid Pouch for the Carlisle bandage such as the one on the left with date stamps in the 1940s.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.