CIVIL WAR? Real OR Fake?? NON-DUG.

tokenhead

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I recently found this "plate",Etc.,I do not know what this may have been used for IF it is actually from 1862...The back has a date stamp 1862 and the font is consistent with a date you would see on a rifle,sword and most ordinace related item's.
It is made of lead and is very well done.And is very simmilar to many other brass,copper and other metal's i've seen used on ORIGINAL Civil War item's.
None the less i LOVE egales so it's a keeper,Any information on this item will be greatly appreciated,THANK YOU FOR LOOKING!!!

THE BACK IS very HARD TO GET A CLEAR PIC,I'll try again later.
 

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All of the civil war Original belt buckles with that exact emblem on the front were made of a thin stamped-sheetbrass shell whose back was completely filled with solder. So, because you say this buckle is made of lead (with no sheetbrass front, which ought to be obvious if it has one), it is a modern era Reproduction of a civil war era Misisssippi State Militia belt buckle.
 

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All of the civil war Original belt buckles with that exact emblem on the front were made of a thin stamped-sheetbrass shell whose back was completely filled with solder. So, because you say this buckle is made of lead (with no sheetbrass front, which ought to be obvious if it has one), it is a modern era Reproduction of a civil war era Misisssippi State Militia belt buckle.
Thank you for the input but i was not asking if it was a buckle,It appear's to be a plaque of sort's.See the hole's at either end? Like to be nailed on to something,As most item's they NEED to be in hand.I personally(based on where bought,An ex militaria collector)think it's an attachment of some kind,Again THANK YOU for your input.HAPPY HUNTING ALL:thumbsup:!!!
 

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I've seen this exact plate (including the holes) for sale recently on Ebay. It's a faked copy of a Mississippi belt plate. Made to deceive.
 

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