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I have posted photos of this "rig" in the past but most guys collect the holsters and guns, not the belt and buckle. Although there are variations of buckles, the double claw officer variation is very common for officers and only worn with the service uniform. It was worn with the field tunic or over the greatcoat between the bottom two buttons.

How many of you have a "rig" without the belt and buckle? It is part of the guns povidence.... Food for thought?

Variations of the the buckles are a collection in their own. The open claw offices belt and buckle are very common, if you can find them.

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Here is the link to the rig.

http://www.p38guns.com/KM Mauser 1934 3rd Var.htm
 

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Mark,

That is a very nice "complete" Kriegsmarine M1934 RIG--you should be very proud to own this rare complete rig. I am a rig collector but as you indicate "most collectors do not consider the belt and buckle". Your point is well taken. I have several rigs that do include the belt and buckle but most of my rigs do not. Just how that pistol and extra magazine accompanied and was attached to the soldier/officer etc. is a pretty critical part of the whole "stand by" weapon/pistol available on demand process! I have never really given it much thought until you brought it up but I think it is as you say some "food for thought". I never get tired of looking at your excellent photos and presentations--keep them coming! Best, Lloyd in its getting HOT in Las Vegas!!!
 

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Thanks Lloyd!

I have a super nice PL belt and buckle with a brown Akah D.R.G.M. marked holster for my RZM marked PPk "rig" that I will post a few photos of when I get a chance.

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I also have a RZM PPK rig including the PL belt and a spare flat bottom magazine. The belt is marked Crupon 358. The holster is ink stamped Walther PPK and Akah DRGM. The finger extension magazine is the solid base type correct for this PPK. The s/n is 825671. Harry

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While we are talking about rigs, this one is off theme but on topic. When a U.S. officer attained the rank of Brigadier General, he was presented with a pistol and holster as a badge of rank. The practice is thought to have started about 1943 or 1944. The majority of the G.O. pistols were Colt Pocket Automatics in either .32 or .380 ACP, but a few officers still preferred the 1911 pistol. Attached are photos of an early G.O. rig before the armed forces changed the color of their leather items to black. The holster is made of and lined with calfskin, and the metal parts are gold plated.

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Marc, first, as someone that has enjoyed, for quite some time ,your photography and knowledgeable commentary on the different forums you frequent, I would like to express my personal compliments and appreciation, I am sure your incredible contribution has been greatly appreciated by many.
Pursuant to your post on belts associated with rigs, I wholeheartedly
subscribe to your thoughts on this subject. Holsters of this era did not hang in thin air,...accordingly, the study of relevant belts and buckles, slings and magazine pouches(and certain other accessories) add to the colour of the collectable gear of this hobby.
Although somewhat off theme , please forgive me for posting three of the rigs I have that support my belief in what you are suggesting.
1937 & 1938 dated S/42 P 08s with matching magazines and period belts.


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THREE BELTS: (Top)- dated 1942 ,maker marked; (middle),I think this is a Political belt,dated 1938, maker marked; (bottom),army officers'belt, dated 1939 , maker marked.


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1942 MANUFACTURED COLT 1911A1 - RIG


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Lately, I find that many of my acquisitions have been to add accessories of one kind or another to compliment pieces that I have.
David



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David,

Thanks for the kind words and great pictures of your "rigs", You and Johnny have me thinking of finding a belt/holster/mag pouch set up for one of my 1911's.

Mark
 
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