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(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 photo below, left was taken in 1965 in Vietnam, before the nylon version was phased in.
The attachment system was the same for all items: the belts (and also tabs on the packs) had evenly spaced metal grommets.
Two adjacent grommets could be used to attach the metal hook on the accessory item.
This M-1910 hook fastener/grommet system was used universally (with U. forces) from its adoption in 1910 until the M1956 Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment was adopted with its slide fasteners, later used with ALICE packs and related equipment.
Early pre-war equipment had snap fasteners, but long before World War II most standard equipment utilized LTD (Lift the Dot) fasteners.
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.