Fakes, reproductions, replicas,
an investigative report, by Harry Ridgeway 

Fakes, reproductions, replicas,
Vicksburg Sharpshooters two part buckle, Confederate plate 330

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Original is a big heavy crude cast buckle.  

F1229       "VSS" two piece buckle,  manufactured by Tim Parsley
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Tongue keeper 49.4mm
Wreath keeper 48.5mm
Wreath height 54.3mm

Editor note: Plate was obtained directly from Tim Parsley as a sample of his production to be used in this presentation

F1037     Vicksburg Sharp-Shooters 2-Piece Belt Buckle manufactured by Hanover Brass

"This reproduction Vicksburg Sharp-Shooter two piece plate is very attractive and sharp detail. The original of this plate was dug from the Fredricksburg battlefield. A rarity of 9. They were mustered into the Confederate service in 1861 as Company E of the 12th Mississippi."

Source:  ebay auction by jaglady00 4/13/06 "Vicksburg Sharp-Shooters 2-Piece Belt Buckle Plate Item number: 6620696466"

Editor note: "jaglady00" is Hanover Brass, items sold as reproductions.   

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